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NORTH NARRABEEN

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw310A
Includes Beaches:
narrabeen-collaroy narrabeen south narrabeen collaroy
State/Region:
NSW Sydney
Post Code:
2101
Length:
0.95km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
turimetta  (0.6km) narrabeen  (0.6km) narrabeen-collaroy  (0.8km) warriewood  (1.1km) south narrabeen  (1.2km)

Beach

North Narrabeen Beach lies (NSW 310a) at the northern end of a 10 m high sand barrier, it is backed by the eastern channel of Narrabeen Lagoon, with the shallow mouth flowing over rocks and sand to enter the ocean 200 m north of the surf club (Fig. 4.207). The North Narrabeen SLSC (formed in 1912) is adjacent to a large car park, park and picnic area. Strong rips and higher waves dominate this end, with an often heavy plunging wave at low tide. Also the lagoon entrance can be a problem when deep at high tide and with swift currents on a falling tide. So stay between the flags. If swimming down the beach avoid the persistent rips and stay on the bars. Behind the lagoon entrance is the last remaining beachfront caravan park in Sydney, a popular place year round and always full during the summer holidays. The lagoon entrance offers safer swimming and has its own kiddies corner on the southern side with an adjoining car park. A swimming club and large rock pool are located on the rock platform with a reserve, walkway and lookout on the headland.

Swimming

Narrabeen ranges from the more hazardous rip-dominated North Narrabeen to the usually lower waves of Collaroy. However summer northerly seas do induce strong rips at Collaroy. Best is between the flags at the four surf clubs.

Surfing

Narrabeen is best known for the world famous North Narrabeen break, breeding ground of some of the world's best surfers, including world champions. It is also the site of numerous local, national and international events. North Narrabeen has five waves. A heavy but short left breaking over a ledge on the Point; the Alley rights; the longer North Narra left. The famous long lefts are best in moderate to high northeast swell. In front of the car park is the Carie rights, a fast tubing wave, while further out in bigger south swell is the Narrabeen bombie, which offers both lefts and is now a tow-in site. Beach breaks abound down the beach, with the central Gardens area the most popular, while at Collaroy the smaller waves attract the learners and inexperienced. However during big south-east swell Collaroy Point starts to work with an inside section off the pool called The Kick, and a fuller section off the point.

Fishing

A very popular beach with rock, inlet and beach fishing at North Narrabeen, and gutters down the beach following high seas. Boats launched at Fishermans beach are also commonly seen on the inshore reefs.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets Disabled Toilets
  • Dressing shed Dressing shed
  • Showers Showers
  • Rock pool Rock pool
  • Shops Shops
  • Public phone Public phone
  • Park Park
  • BBQ BBQ
  • Picnic Picnic
  • Shade Shade
  • Playground Playground
  • Caravan park Caravan park
  • Cafe Cafe
  • Bike path Bike path
  • Natural shade Natural shade
  • Mobile Phone Coverage Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Bus Bus

Regulation Symbols

  • Surfcraft Prohibited Surfcraft Prohibited
  • Do Not Drink the Water Do Not Drink the Water
  • No Alcohol No Alcohol
  • No Dogs Allowed No Dogs Allowed

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.

Last updated: 28/08/2013 12:05:01

 

PATROL INFORMATION

There is no beach service this week.

STATISTICS

July 2016 - June 2017

Rescues:
0
First Aids:
0
Preventative Actions:
0

The following organisations contribute to the above totals: North Narrabeen SLSC Inc. Warringah Council Lifeguard Service

Hazards

  • Sharks Sharks
  • Bluebottles Bluebottles
  • Inlet Inlet
  • Winds Winds
  • High Tide Range High Tide Range
  • Fixed rips Fixed rips
  • Flash rips Flash rips
  • Slippery surface Slippery surface
  • Slippery rocks Slippery rocks
  • Rocks Rocks
  • Shallow Sandbars Shallow Sandbars
  • Long beach Long beach
  • Beach erosion Beach erosion
  • High surf High surf
  • Gutters Gutters
  • Strong Currents Strong Currents

Service Providers

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.

WEATHER

Wed, 24 Aug 08:00 pm

TERREY HILLS AW (5 km)


Rain, possibly heavy at times.
10.70 °C
SW/24 km/h
Wind

Weather information
WedThuFriSatSunMon
15° 14° 16° 12° 15° 12° 16° 14° 20° 13° 21° 16°

WATER

19

Issued at Wed, 24 Aug 13:59

SWELL FORECAST

Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • SSE
    18 km/h
    1.2m
  • SE
    20 km/h
    1.4m
  • SW
    28 km/h
    1.3m
  • S
    15 km/h
    1.3m
  • SW
    20 km/h
    1.3m
  • SSW
    28 km/h
    1.7m
  • SW
    19 km/h
    1.1m
  • SSW
    12 km/h
    1m

Sydney issued at Tue, 23 Aug 22:03

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Today's Swell Description
Wind:
East to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
Swell:
East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas:
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather:
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore from the late morning.

UV INDEX

TODAY'S TIDE

  • high
    00:20
    1.47m
  • low
    06:32
    0.33m
  • high
    12:59
    1.57m
  • low
    19:18
    0.43m

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Camp Cove issued at Wed, 24 Aug 20:20

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TODAY'S RADAR

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