North Bondi - Beach in North Bondi Waverley NSW - SLS Beachsafe

North Bondi NSW

North Bondi beach (NSW 320a) is partially protected by Ben Buckler headland, and curves east of the rocks for 250 m. This headland reduces wave height to about 1 m in the corner increasing to the south. The lower waves maintain in a continuous attached bar, cut by a small... Read more

North Bondi beach (NSW 320a) is partially protected by Ben Buckler headland, and curves east of the rocks for 250 m. This headland reduces wave height to about 1 m in the corner increasing to the south. The lower waves maintain in a continuous attached bar, cut by a small topographic rip against the northern rocks and rock pool, with beach rips increasing down the beach. This area is patrolled by North Bondi SLSC, which averages 150 rescues a 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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North Bondi SLSC

Information

About

North Bondi, NSW 2026

Includes beaches:
Bondi Beach, Bondi

Length:
0.3km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw320A

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

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

Marine Warnings

Sun, 28 May 10:30
Severe Weather Warning 1 (NSW)

Sun, 28 May 10:26
Warning to Sheep Graziers

Weather

Sunday 28, May 10:59 am

Day 23°    Night 15°
18.8°C
Sunny

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly 20 to 25 knots in the evening. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the late evening.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 40% chance of showers and the chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

10 am
1.47m
4 am
0.13m
10 pm
1.96m
4 pm
0.37m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 29, May

Day 18°    Night 13°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots early in the morning then tending west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 2 metres.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
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


Weather

Sun 28, May to Sun 04, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northwesterly below 10 knots during the morning then tending west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the evening.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Sun 28th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Mon 29th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Tue 30th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 31st 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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