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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Kiama SLSC

Mon

20/11

Tue

21/11

Wed

22/11

Thu

23/11

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24/11

Sat

25/11

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26/11

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10:00 - 16:00

10:00 - 16:00

Kiama Municipal Council Lifeguard Service

Mon

20/11

Tue

21/11

Wed

22/11

Thu

23/11

Fri

24/11

Sat

25/11

Sun

26/11

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

Weather

Wednesday 22, Nov 2:25 am

Day 23°    Night 16°
16.1°C
Possible shower

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide

11 am
1.62m
4 am
0.54m
11 pm
1.18m
5 pm
0.37m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 23, Nov

Day 24°    Night 17°
Possible afternoon shower

Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: 30% chance of a shower in the early morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.

Tide

11 am
1.57m
5 am
0.59m
6 pm
0.40m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:30 pm


Weather

Wed 22, Nov to Wed 29, Nov


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Weather: Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon.

Tide


UV

Wed 22nd 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:30 pm
Thu 23rd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:30 pm
Fri 24th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:40 pm
Sat 25th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:40 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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