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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Patrolled Patrolled Today Change Day

Long Reef 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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-

-

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-

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

Long Reef (Lifeguards)

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

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

Weather

Thursday 14, Dec 7:07 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
1.48m
12 am
0.43m
7 pm
1.25m
1 pm
0.49m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

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


Radar

128 km

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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
1.54m
12 am
0.45m
7 pm
1.25m
1 pm
0.44m

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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