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
Tue, 17 Jul 16:07
Warning to Sheep Graziers
Wind: West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 25 knots offshore, tending north to northwesterly in the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Sun protection recommended from 11:30 am to 12:20 pm
Wind: Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning westerly before dawn then decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Sun protection recommended from 11:40 am to 12:10 pm
Wind: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Mostly sunny.
|Tue 17th||3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:30 am to 12:10 pm|
|Wed 18th||3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:40 am to 12:10 pm|
|Thu 19th||3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 12:50 pm|
|Fri 20th||3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:30 am to 12:20 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.