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

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

Monday 29, May 11:13 pm

Day 18°    Night 13°
12.3°C
Clear

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the morning. Winds decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

11 am
1.40m
5 am
0.17m
11 pm
1.86m
5 pm
0.44m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Tuesday 30, May

Day 18°    Night 9°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 10 to 15 knots tending northwesterly in the morning then turning west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather: Sunny day. 30% chance of a shower in the evening.

Tide

6 am
0.22m
12 pm
1.34m
6 pm
0.51m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Mon 29, May to Mon 05, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending southerly 25 to 30 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Mon 29th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Tue 30th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 31st 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 1st 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended

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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