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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Warringah Council Lifeguard Service

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Long Reef SLSC Inc

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Long Reef (Lifeguards)

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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

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Weather

Friday 20, Apr 8:48 am

Day 25°    Night 17°
17.8°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 10 to 15 knots shifting southerly early in the morning then decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Caution: Surf conditions in the early morning may be more powerful than they appear and are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

11 am
1.46m
5 am
0.37m
11 pm
1.80m
5 pm
0.53m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Saturday 21, Apr

Day 23°    Night 18°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots early in the morning.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the early morning.

Tide

6 am
0.40m
12 pm
1.37m
6 pm
0.60m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

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


Weather

Fri 20, Apr to Fri 27, Apr


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Tide


UV

Fri 20th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Sat 21st 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:10 pm
Sun 22nd 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Mon 23rd 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:00 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.

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