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Collaroy - // Australia's surfing coast //
|Collaroy is partly protected from wind and swell from the south and is thus a great option for beginner surfers when a southerly hits. There’s even a gentle point-break that wraps round the south headland, appropriately known as Powder Puff Point. |
As the place misses the big swells and has no natural barrier against the northeast sea breeze, it’s mostly avoided by the more accomplished board-riders on Sydney’s northern peninsula.
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. Just over the road from the beach is a YHA backpackers, surf shops, a café and restaurant strip and a cinema.