Long Reef - Beach in Collaroy Warringah NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Long Reef NSW

The northern Long Reef end (NSW 314a) is backed by Long Reef Reserve and golf course in the north, with Long Reef SLSC (founded 1950) and car park located north of the usually closed entrance to the small Dee Why Lagoon (Fig. 4.211). South of the lagoon entrance is a... Read more

The northern Long Reef end (NSW 314a) is backed by Long Reef Reserve and golf course in the north, with Long Reef SLSC (founded 1950) and car park located north of the usually closed entrance to the small Dee Why Lagoon (Fig. 4.211). South of the lagoon entrance is a relatively natural vegetated sand barrier, part of the Dee Why Lagoon Wildlife Reserve. It is a relatively popular summer beach, particularly as the summer northeast winds blow offshore. In winter it is exposed and often blown out, but popular with windsurfers.

Swimming

A permanent headland rip and strong beach rips dominate the surf, so swim with care and between the flags.

Surfing

The beach and outer reefs pick up any east to southeast swell ensuring consistent and often good beach breaks, particularly down in the central No Man's Land. When the swell is south and exceeds 1 m and the wind offshore the famous Long Reef bomboras start to break. The inner First Bommie holding to 1.5 m, the Second Bommie to 3 m, and the Outer Bommie or German Bank, a huge righthand break, now popular with tow-in surfers. Long Reef is also popular with windsurfers and international contests are held on the bomboras.

Fishing

The large and persistent gutters along the centre of the beach are popular year round for tailor, drummer, trevally and snapper, while the rocks off the southern point are popular when the seas are low.

Read less

Patrolled Patrolled Today Change Day

Long Reef SLSC Inc

Mon

16/10

Tue

17/10

Wed

18/10

Thu

19/10

Fri

20/10

Sat

21/10

Sun

22/10

-

-

-

-

-

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

Long Reef (Lifeguards)

Mon

16/10

Tue

17/10

Wed

18/10

Thu

19/10

Fri

20/10

Sat

21/10

Sun

22/10

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

Information

About

Collaroy, NSW 2097

Includes beaches:
Long Reef - Dee Why, Dee Why

Length:
1km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw314A

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Winds
    Winds
  • Flash rips
    Flash rips
  • Slippery rocks
    Slippery rocks
  • Rocks
    Rocks
  • Reefs
    Reefs
  • Shallow Water
    Shallow Water
  • Shallow Sandbars
    Shallow Sandbars
  • Accessible Rock Platforms
    Accessible Rock Platforms
  • Beach erosion
    Beach erosion
  • Water pollution
    Water pollution
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Dressing shed
  • Showers
  • Kiosk
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Shade
  • Shelters
  • Lookout
  • Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Bus

Regulation Symbols

  • Bicycles Allowed
  • No Littering
  • No Cats or Dogs
  • Picking Plants Prohibited
  • Bombing Prohibited
  • Camping Prohibited
  • No Dogs Allowed
  • Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
  • No Firearms
  • No Glass
  • No Golf
  • No Alcohol
  • No Horses

Marine Warnings

Sun, 22 Oct 04:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales

Weather

Sunday 22, Oct 6:24 am

Day 22°    Night 13°
10.3°C
Afternoon shower or two

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide

10 am
1.67m
4 am
0.44m
11 pm
1.37m
5 pm
0.39m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

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


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Monday 23, Oct

Day 22°    Night 14°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower offshore in the morning and early afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Tide

11 am
1.63m
4 am
0.50m
11 pm
1.29m
5 pm
0.43m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

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


Weather

Sun 22, Oct to Sun 29, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northwesterly during the evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Sun 22nd 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 3:50 pm
Mon 23rd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 pm
Tue 24th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:10 pm
Wed 25th 9 (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.

;