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.
These are two exposed isolated rip-dominated beaches. Use care if swimming at either beach.
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.
Deep permanent gutters on both beaches attract a lot of fishers. The large holes are fished for tailor, mulloway, whiting, flathead and bream.
4WD driving permitted on Lighthouse Beach with access from rear of Seal Rocks settlement.Read less
Fri, 20 Apr 04:22
Hazardous Surf Warning for New South Wales
Wind: Northerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe. Caution: Surf conditions in the early morning may be more powerful than they appear and are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 2:00 pm
Wind: Southerly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 2:10 pm
Wind: Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.
|Fri 20th||5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 2:00 pm|
|Sat 21st||6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 2:10 pm|
|Sun 22nd||5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 2:00 pm|
|Mon 23rd||5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 2:00 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.