Bondi - Beach in Bondi Beach Waverley NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Bondi NSW

The main central-southern section of Bondi Beach (NSW 320b) continues for another 650 m to the southern rocks and rock pool. It faces southeast into the prevailing waves, which average 1.6 m and maintain a continuous bar usually cut by 2-3 rips and at times separated from the shore by... Read more

The main central-southern section of Bondi Beach (NSW 320b) continues for another 650 m to the southern rocks and rock pool. It faces southeast into the prevailing waves, which average 1.6 m and maintain a continuous bar usually cut by 2-3 rips and at times separated from the shore by a longshore trough. A persistent large and often strong rip, called the Backpacker Express, runs out against the southern headland. The beach is patrolled by Bondi SLSC, which usually maintains a patrol area in front of the pavilion, with swimming not recommended along the rip-dominated southern half. This more hazardous area is more popular with board riders than swimmers. Consequently, while less popular for swimming than the northern end of the beach, it has nearly twice as many rescues, 274 each year.

Swimming

The lowest waves and best swimming is in the northern half in the patrolled areas. However rips are always present so use care at Bondi and stay between the flags and well clear of the boundary rips and rocks. The beach is patrolled by lifeguards year round, as well as the surf clubs during the summer.

Surfing

Bondi picks up all southerly swell and usually has persistent beach breaks. During big swell the northern point, Ben Buckler produces a good left. The central portion is closed to boards, leaving the higher waves and strong rips of south Bondi to the board riders. The beach breaks are of variable quality with the left into the southern headland rip holding waves up to 2.5 m.

Fishing

Owing to the popularity of the beach most fishing is restricted to the rocks to each end, both ends having permanent gutters.

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Patrolled Patrolled Today Change Day

Bondi Surf Bathers LSC

Mon

15/01

Tue

16/01

Wed

17/01

Thu

18/01

Fri

19/01

Sat

20/01

Sun

21/01

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09:00 - 18:00

08:00 - 18:00

Information

About

Bondi Beach, NSW 2026

Includes beaches:
Bondi Beach, North Bondi

Length:
0.5km

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

Beach Key:
 nsw320B

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

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

Weather

Sunday 21, Jan 11:57 pm

Day 26°    Night 19°
22.7°C
Clear

Water Temperature  23°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

11 am
1.62m
5 am
0.52m
6 pm
0.35m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:50 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 22, Jan

Day 29°    Night 21°
Becoming windy. Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots becoming northeasterly 25 to 30 knots in the evening then decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

12 am
1.33m
6 am
0.54m
12 pm
1.55m
7 pm
0.36m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:00 pm


Weather

Sun 21, Jan to Sun 28, Jan


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Sun 21st 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:10 pm
Mon 22nd 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:00 pm
Tue 23rd 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:50 pm
Wed 24th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:50 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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