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

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Waverley Council Lifeguard Service

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13/02

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14/02

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15/02

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16/02

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17/02

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19/02

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Information

About

Tamarama, NSW 2026

Length:
0.08km

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

Beach Key:
 nsw322

Nearby beaches

Today's hazards

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

Sunday 19, Feb 10:50 pm

Day 24°    Night 19°
22°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  25°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

3 am
1.40m
9 am
0.71m
3 pm
1.18m
9 pm
0.68m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 20, Feb

Day 26°    Night 17°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. 1st
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

4 am
1.41m
10 am
0.70m
4 pm
1.16m
10 pm
0.70m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:10 pm


Weather

Sun 19, Feb to Sun 26, Feb


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly during the morning then tending east to northeasterly during the day.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Sun 19th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 pm
Mon 20th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:10 pm
Tue 21st 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:10 pm
Wed 22nd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 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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