Long Reef - Dee Why - Beach in Collaroy Warringah NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Long Reef - Dee Why NSW

Long Reef-Dee Why Beach (NSW 314) extends for 1.8 km from the base of Long Reef Point to Dee Why Point and is backed by 25 ha Dee Why Lagoon (Fig. 4.210). The beach faces the southeast and picks up any east to southeast swell making it one of Sydney's... Read more

Long Reef-Dee Why Beach (NSW 314) extends for 1.8 km from the base of Long Reef Point to Dee Why Point and is backed by 25 ha Dee Why Lagoon (Fig. 4.210). The beach faces the southeast and picks up any east to southeast swell making it one of Sydney's higher energy beaches. The waves average 1.6 m being highest in the south and centre, decreasing north of the Long Reef surf club owing to waves breaking on the outer reefs. Between Long Reef surf club and Dee Why Point are usually eight strong rips, including the particularly hazardous rip that flows out against Dee Why Point. The rips and their feeder currents usually form a continuous trough with currents heading into the rips. So be careful.

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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Dee Why SLSC

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Long Reef SLSC Inc

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Information

About

Collaroy, NSW 2097

Includes beaches:
Long Reef, Dee Why

Length:
1.8km

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

Beach Key:
 nsw314

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Weather

Tuesday 20, Nov 3:29 am

Day 24°    Night 15°
16.2°C
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: South to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

7 am
1.47m
12 am
0.37m
7 pm
1.40m
1 pm
0.46m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 21, Nov

Day 27°    Night 19°
Shower or two

Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: South to southeasterly around 1 metre. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Tide

7 am
1.59m
1 am
0.34m
8 pm
1.43m
2 pm
0.37m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:40 pm


Weather

Tue 20, Nov to Tue 27, Nov


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly during the afternoon.
Swell: Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny.

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UV

Tue 20th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:40 pm
Wed 21st 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:40 pm
Thu 22nd 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:40 pm
Fri 23rd 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:40 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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