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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Bondi Surf Bathers LSC

Mon

16/10

Tue

17/10

Wed

18/10

Thu

19/10

Fri

20/10

Sat

21/10

Sun

22/10

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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

Saturday 21, Oct 11:03 pm

Day 18°    Night 15°
16.3°C
Mostly clear

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre around midday. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide

10 am
1.68m
3 am
0.38m
10 pm
1.45m
4 pm
0.35m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Sunday 22, Oct

Day 20°    Night 14°
Possible afternoon shower

Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide

10 am
1.67m
4 am
0.44m
11 pm
1.37m
5 pm
0.39m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:40 pm


Weather

Sat 21, Oct to Sat 28, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Sat 21st 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 3:50 pm
Sun 22nd 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:40 pm
Mon 23rd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 pm
Tue 24th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:00 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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