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

15/01

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16/01

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17/01

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18/01

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19/01

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21/01

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09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 18:00

Waverley Council Lifeguard Service

Mon

15/01

Tue

16/01

Wed

17/01

Thu

18/01

Fri

19/01

Sat

20/01

Sun

21/01

09:00 - 19:00

09:00 - 19:00

09:00 - 19:00

09:00 - 19:00

09:00 - 19:00

09:00 - 19:00

09:00 - 19:00

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

Sunday 21, Jan 11:57 pm

Day 26°    Night 19°
22.7°C
Clear

Water Temperature  23°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

11 am
1.68m
5 am
0.53m
6 pm
0.39m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:50 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 22, Jan

Day 29°    Night 21°
Becoming windy. Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots becoming northeasterly 25 to 30 knots in the evening then decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

12 am
1.38m
6 am
0.56m
12 pm
1.61m
6 pm
0.42m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:00 pm


Weather

Sun 21, Jan to Sun 28, Jan


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Sun 21st 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:10 pm
Mon 22nd 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:00 pm
Tue 23rd 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:50 pm
Wed 24th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:50 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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