Harley Wood Winter School 2014

Venue and Location


Collaroy Surf Lifesaving Club
Website: http://www.collaroysurfclub.com.au/functions/functions.html

The Collaroy Surf Club  is located right on the beach at Collaroy and has a modern function room upstairs that will be our venue. The location has amazing views  - overlooking the surf, with a view from Long Reef to North Narrabeen, right up to Palm Beach. The Collaroy Surf Lifesaving Club is only a 3 minute walk from the Sydney Beachouse YHA.

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Collaroy is a suburb in northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Collaroy is 22 kilometres north-east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Warringah Council. It is part of the Northern Beaches region.


Collaroy has great swimming conditions and is excellent for beginner surfers. While advanced surfers are more likely to look at nearby wave-magnets such as Narrabeen and Long Reef, Collaroy does offer a considerable advantage in amenities for visitors. Collaroy Beach has a fully accessible beach reserve and playground complete with disabled toilets, accessible picnic areas, rockpool and paths. For those in a wheelchair, it has a freewheeler wheelchair that can go in the water and liberty swing. Just over the road from the beach is a YHA backpackers, surf shops, a café and restaurant strip and a cinema.

For more information: www.warringah.nsw.gov.au/play/collaroy-beach

Collaroy’s surf beach joins Narrabeen Beach at Wetherill Street making one continuous 3.4 km surf beach. Four Surf Lifesaving Clubs provide swimming supervision/surf rescue services (North Narrabeen SLC, Narrabeen SLC, South Narrabeen SLC, and Collaroy SLC).

Commercial area
Collaroy's shopping precinct is centred along Pittwater Road, which runs north-south through the suburb. Small retail businesses include cafes, restaurants, takeaway bars, a pharmacy, several hairdressers, a day spa, a YHA youth hostel, real estate agents, the Collaroy Services club renamed "The Beach Club" and the Surf Rock Hotel.

The weather in July can be quite changeable but is usually fairly mild. Average minimum temperature is 9C and average maximum temperature 16C. July is Sydney's driest month with an average monthly rainfall of 69mm. There is an average 10 rainy days in the month and average sunshine is 6 hrs per day. If you really want to go for a swim  at the beach, the average temperature of the sea during this month is still 19C.

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