Tamarama - Beach in Tamarama Waverley NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Tamarama NSW

Tamarama Beach (NSW 322) is one of several deeply embayed beaches on Sydney's south side. It is only 80 m long, with the narrow sand filled valley behind the beach providing 3 ha of well maintained park and picnic areas (Fig. 4.241). The small beach is wedged between two protruding... Read more

Tamarama Beach (NSW 322) is one of several deeply embayed beaches on Sydney's south side. It is only 80 m long, with the narrow sand filled valley behind the beach providing 3 ha of well maintained park and picnic areas (Fig. 4.241). The small beach is wedged between two protruding sandstone headlands and the energetic wave climate ensures that at least one and often two rips are present on the beach, with one usually flowing out past the northern rocks. As a result there are 150 rescues each year, similar to North Bondi, but they are dragged out of the surf at a rate of 5.5 per 1000 swimmers, ten times the North Bondi average, and the highest on Sydney's southern beaches. The beach is patrolled by Tamarama SLSC, founded in 1907 and one of the oldest in Australia, and Waverley council lifeguards year round.

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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Tamarama SLSC

Mon

25/09

Tue

26/09

Wed

27/09

Thu

28/09

Fri

29/09

Sat

30/09

Sun

01/10

-

-

-

-

-

10:00 - 16:00

10:00 - 16:00

Waverley Council Lifeguard Service

Mon

25/09

Tue

26/09

Wed

27/09

Thu

28/09

Fri

29/09

Sat

30/09

Sun

01/10

08:00 - 18:00

08:00 - 18:00

08:00 - 18:00

08:00 - 18:00

08:00 - 18:00

08:00 - 18:00

08:00 - 18:00

Information

About

Tamarama, NSW 2026

Length:
0.08km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
8/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw322

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

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

Weather

Tuesday 26, Sep 2:57 am

Day 19°    Night 15°
15.4°C
Sunny

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

5 am
0.58m
12 pm
1.47m
6 pm
0.58m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 3:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 27, Sep

Day 23°    Night 15°
Becoming windy. Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the early afternoon then decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower at night.

Tide

12 am
1.19m
6 am
0.64m
12 pm
1.43m
7 pm
0.62m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 2:40 pm


Weather

Tue 26, Sep to Tue 03, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning west to northwesterly during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Swell: Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Tue 26th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 3:00 pm
Wed 27th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 2:40 pm
Thu 28th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 2:50 pm
Fri 29th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 3:00 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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