North Narrabeen - Beach in North Narrabeen Pittwater NSW - SLS Beachsafe

North Narrabeen NSW

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... Read more

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.

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Patrolled Patrolled Today Change Day

North Narrabeen SLSC Inc.

Mon

11/12

Tue

12/12

Wed

13/12

Thu

14/12

Fri

15/12

Sat

16/12

Sun

17/12

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-

-

-

-

09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 18:00

Warringah Council Lifeguard Service

Mon

11/12

Tue

12/12

Wed

13/12

Thu

14/12

Fri

15/12

Sat

16/12

Sun

17/12

09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 18:00

Information

About

North Narrabeen, NSW 2101

Includes beaches:
Narrabeen-collaroy, Narrabeen, South Narrabeen, Collaroy

Length:
0.95km

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

Beach Key:
 nsw310A

Nearby beaches

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

Information Symbols

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

Regulation Symbols

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

Weather

Thursday 14, Dec 7:04 pm

Day 31°    Night 21°
28.3°C
Possible shower or storm

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning.
Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and early evening.

Tide

6 am
1.60m
6 pm
1.34m
12 pm
0.36m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:50 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Friday 15, Dec

Day 25°    Night 22°
Mostly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots before dawn then becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon.
Swell: Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. 1st
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide

7 am
1.69m
12 am
0.28m
7 pm
1.34m
1 pm
0.30m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:50 pm


Weather

Thu 14, Dec to Thu 21, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Thu 14th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:50 pm
Fri 15th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:50 pm
Sat 16th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:50 pm
Sun 17th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 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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