Treachery/yagon - Beach in Seal Rocks Great Lakes NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Treachery/yagon NSW

Treachery Beach (NSW 219) also known to surfers as Yagon, lies on the south side of the prominent Treachery Head and trends west-southwest for 1.9 km to the smaller Yagon Gibber Headland, which reaches 50 m in height. The beach can be accessed by vehicle, with the privately owned Treachery... Read more

Treachery Beach (NSW 219) also known to surfers as Yagon, lies on the south side of the prominent Treachery Head and trends west-southwest for 1.9 km to the smaller Yagon Gibber Headland, which reaches 50 m in height. The beach can be accessed by vehicle, with the privately owned Treachery Camp on the northern headland, which offers a range of beachside accommodation and camping. Twenty to thirty metre high foredunes back the beach, the southern portion of which was mined for heavy minerals in the late 1970s. The beach has now returned to a more natural state, with the national park extending west of the camp camping area. The beach faces southeast and receives waves averaging 1.6 m which maintain a double bar system characterised by an attached inner bar and an outer bar. The inner bar is usually cut by 3-4 beach rips while topographic rips run out against both headlands and two large rips originate in the trough and cross the outer bar (Fig. 4.122). As the name implies this is a treacherous beach, with sharks also a common sight.

Swimming

These are two exposed isolated rip-dominated beaches. Use care if swimming at either beach.

Surfing

Lighthouse is a popular spot as there is usually always a wave and the northeast winds blow offshore. The outer bar is best up to 2 m. Above that watch out, as the rips are big and treacherous. Yagon was 'discovered' by surfers in the early 1960s who were attracted to the northern beach break that is protected from northeast winds.

Fishing

Deep permanent gutters on both beaches attract a lot of fishers. The large holes are fished for tailor, mulloway, whiting, flathead and bream.

General

4WD driving permitted on Lighthouse Beach with access from rear of Seal Rocks settlement.

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Information

About

Seal Rocks, NSW 2423

Length:
1.85km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw219

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area

Weather

Monday 22, Oct 2:39 pm

Day 24°    Night 16°
20.4°C
Possible shower

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly about 10 knots tending easterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then tending northeasterly in the late evening.
Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

7 am
1.42m
1 am
0.36m
7 pm
1.48m
1 pm
0.49m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 23, Oct

Day 29°    Night 15°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

8 am
1.54m
1 am
0.31m
8 pm
1.51m
2 pm
0.40m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:10 pm


Weather

Mon 22, Oct to Mon 29, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 20 to 30 knots shifting southerly during the morning then tending southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide


UV

Mon 22nd 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:10 pm
Tue 23rd 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:10 pm
Wed 24th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:10 pm
Thu 25th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:00 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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