The southern Collaroy Beach (NSW 310d) faces east-northeast and is sheltered from the southerlies, while exposed to summer northeasterlies, with waves usually less than 1 m (Fig. 4.208). It is a popular beach, located on the main Pittwater Road and next to the Collaroy shops. The Collaroy SLSC (founded in 1911 when two groups of campers called 'The Wombats' and 'The Crows' combined forces to form the club) is surrounded by a large park and car park, with a popular rock pool on the southern rocks. The beach offers a usually lower surf. However summer northeast winds and waves can create strong rips, and big seas bring in the seaweed.
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.