Bronte - Beach in Bronte Waverley NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Bronte NSW

Bronte Beach (NSW 323) lies 200 m south of Tamarama and is a slightly bigger beach at 250 m in length, but with a larger rips. The beach is set in a picturesque valley, occupied by 10 ha Bronte Park. The park and a moderate amount of parking in the... Read more

Bronte Beach (NSW 323) lies 200 m south of Tamarama and is a slightly bigger beach at 250 m in length, but with a larger rips. The beach is set in a picturesque valley, occupied by 10 ha Bronte Park. The park and a moderate amount of parking in the old tramway cutting, plus the government bus service make Bronte a popular beach. However this popularity keeps the lifesavers and year round lifeguards busy with an average of 130 rescues a year. The surf club was formed in 1907, though patrols commenced in 1903. The beach is fronted by a surf zone that is usually occupied by 2-3 rips, one at either end against the headlands (Fig. 4.242), and at times a third one in the centre, with a rock pool on the southern head adjacent to the surf club. The southern headland rip is known as the 'Bronte Express' and provides a fast ride out to sea. An additional hazard is the rocks off the southern end of the beach, an area favoured by board riders.

Swimming

If you are swimming at Tamarama or Bronte definitely stay between the flags. Check your location as rip feeder currents will be moving water and you toward the northern or southern headland rips depending on the wave direction. If you are caught in a rip, stay calm, raise your hand and await rescue.

Surfing

Both lefts and rights are found out amongst the rocks at McKenzies, while Tamarama is closed to board riders during patrol hours. Bronte Beach is open to boardriders and contains Bronte Reef at the south end, which can produce good rights during east to southeast swell, while a beach break left occupies the northern half.

Fishing

All three beaches offer rock fishing and good inshore gutters, when not too busy with bathers.

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Bronte SLSC

Mon

19/11

Tue

20/11

Wed

21/11

Thu

22/11

Fri

23/11

Sat

24/11

Sun

25/11

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-

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09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 18:00

Waverley Council Lifeguard Service

Mon

19/11

Tue

20/11

Wed

21/11

Thu

22/11

Fri

23/11

Sat

24/11

Sun

25/11

06:00 - 19:00

06:00 - 19:00

06:00 - 19:00

06:00 - 19:00

06:00 - 19:00

06:00 - 19:00

06:00 - 19:00

Information

About

Bronte, NSW 2024

Length:
0.25km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw323

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
  • Pool
  • Toilets
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Drinking water
  • Showers
  • Bus

Weather

Monday 19, Nov 11:01 am

Day 20°    Night 16°
19.7°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly below 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

6 am
1.42m
6 pm
1.44m
12 pm
0.62m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

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


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 20, Nov

Day 22°    Night 17°
Becoming windy. Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: South to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

6 am
1.53m
12 am
0.43m
7 pm
1.47m
1 pm
0.52m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

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


Weather

Mon 19, Nov to Mon 26, Nov


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre, tending southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Mon 19th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:40 pm
Tue 20th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:40 pm
Wed 21st 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:40 pm
Thu 22nd 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 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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