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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Waverley Council Lifeguard Service

Mon

22/05

Tue

23/05

Wed

24/05

Thu

25/05

Fri

26/05

Sat

27/05

Sun

28/05

08:00 - 17:00

08:00 - 17:00

08:00 - 17:00

08:00 - 17:00

08:00 - 17:00

08:00 - 17:00

08:00 - 17:00

Tamarama SLSC

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

Wednesday 24, May 7:58 pm

Day 22°    Night 16°
18.5°C
Clear

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, shifting west to southwesterly in the late morning, reaching 25 knots offshore.
Swell: Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Tide

6 am
1.66m
12 am
0.42m
7 pm
1.93m
12 pm
0.35m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Thursday 25, May

Day 20°    Night 14°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.

Tide

7 am
1.66m
1 am
0.32m
7 pm
2.02m
1 pm
0.34m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm


Weather

Wed 24, May to Wed 31, May


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southwesterly below 10 knots during the morning then becoming east to southeasterly during the evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Wed 24th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:30 am to 12:40 pm
Thu 25th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Fri 26th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 27th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:30 am to 12:30 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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