Surf - Beach in Kiama Kiama NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Surf NSW

Surf Beach (NSW 394) is the main surfing beach for Kiama, and is located just beside the old highway. The embayed beach is just 270 m long, faces east and is bounded by the prominent 15 m high basalt headlands of Church and Kendalls points. Kiama Oval sits on Church... Read more

Surf Beach (NSW 394) is the main surfing beach for Kiama, and is located just beside the old highway. The embayed beach is just 270 m long, faces east and is bounded by the prominent 15 m high basalt headlands of Church and Kendalls points. Kiama Oval sits on Church Point, a park surrounds the back of the beach with the Kiama SLSC in the centre. This has long been a popular beach with the surf club forming in 1908 when people from Sydney used to come down by train to see the Blow Hole and swim in the surf. The first dressing sheds, for the ladies, were built in 1911. While this is a convenient beach it is also potentially hazardous, being exposed to most swell and with waves averaging 1-1.5 m. Within the confines of the small beach the waves generate two permanent rips against the rocks at each end, and occasionally a central rip (Fig. 4.320). In addition, rocks are often exposed on the beach in front of the Surf Club, and a channelised creek drains across the southern end. Fortunately the bar between the rips is usually attached to the beach.

Swimming

Surf Beach is the most hazardous with permanent rips, while Kendalls and East offer usually quieter conditions free of rips. All three are patrolled, so stay between the flags.

Surfing

Surf Beach offers the only regular surf, which is best under low to moderate waves, with big waves closing out across the bay. During moderate east to northeast swell a left called The Wedge runs along the rocks on the south side of Blow Hole Point.

Fishing

There are always gutters of Surf Beach and abundant rocks around the foreshore. However beware as the rocks are steep and wash washed.

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Patrolled Patrolled Today Change Day

Kiama SLSC

Mon

15/10

Tue

16/10

Wed

17/10

Thu

18/10

Fri

19/10

Sat

20/10

Sun

21/10

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10:00 - 16:00

10:00 - 16:00

Kiama Municipal Council Lifeguard Service

Mon

15/10

Tue

16/10

Wed

17/10

Thu

18/10

Fri

19/10

Sat

20/10

Sun

21/10

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

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Information

About

Kiama, NSW 2533

Length:
0.25km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw394

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Public phone
  • Kiosk
  • Dressing shed
  • Toilets
  • Shops
  • Park
  • Drinking water
  • Showers

Marine Warnings

Sun, 21 Oct 04:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales

Weather

Sunday 21, Oct 9:21 am

Day 18°    Night 14°
14.9°C
Possible shower

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning and early afternoon. Winds turning southerly during the morning and early afternoon then decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Swell: Northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, tending easterly 1.5 metres around midday. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm north of Point Perpendicular in the morning.

Tide

7 am
1.31m
12 am
0.38m
7 pm
1.46m
12 pm
0.53m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:10 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Monday 22, Oct

Day 21°    Night 14°
Cloud clearing

Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday. 1st
Weather: Cloud clearing.

Tide

7 am
1.39m
1 am
0.34m
7 pm
1.49m
1 pm
0.45m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:10 pm


Weather

Sun 21, Oct to Sun 28, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 20 to 30 knots.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Tide


UV

Sun 21st 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:10 pm
Mon 22nd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:10 pm
Tue 23rd 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:10 pm
Wed 24th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:10 pm

SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

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