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.

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Long Reef SLSC Inc

Mon

24/09

Tue

25/09

Wed

26/09

Thu

27/09

Fri

28/09

Sat

29/09

Sun

30/09

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09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

Long Reef (Lifeguards)

Mon

24/09

Tue

25/09

Wed

26/09

Thu

27/09

Fri

28/09

Sat

29/09

Sun

30/09

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Kiosk
  • Shade
  • Dressing shed
  • Shelters
  • Toilets
  • Lookout
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Showers
  • 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

Weather

Tuesday 25, Sep 2:02 am

Day 17°    Night 11°
9.4°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming northeasterly in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

8 am
1.53m
2 am
0.33m
8 pm
1.65m
2 pm
0.38m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 2:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 26, Sep

Day 18°    Night 10°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then becoming east to northeasterly about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

8 am
1.58m
2 am
0.32m
9 pm
1.62m
2 pm
0.36m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 2:30 pm


Weather

Tue 25, Sep to Tue 02, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Tue 25th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Wed 26th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 2:30 pm
Thu 27th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 2:40 pm
Fri 28th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 2:40 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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