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.
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.
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.
Owing to the popularity of the beach most fishing is restricted to the rocks to each end, both ends having permanent gutters.Read less
Sun, 28 May 10:30
Severe Weather Warning 1 (NSW)
Sun, 28 May 10:26
Warning to Sheep Graziers
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.
Sun protection not recommended
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.
Sun protection not recommended
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.
|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.