Dee Why - Beach in Dee Why Warringah NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Dee Why NSW

The southern Dee Why Beach (NSW 314b) is more developed than Long Reef. There is a rock pool, seawall, surf club, large car park and large park and picnic area with rows of restaurants and shops behind the southern end (Fig. 4.212). Prior to 1910 Dee Why beach was owned... Read more

The southern Dee Why Beach (NSW 314b) is more developed than Long Reef. There is a rock pool, seawall, surf club, large car park and large park and picnic area with rows of restaurants and shops behind the southern end (Fig. 4.212). Prior to 1910 Dee Why beach was owned by the Salvation Army and off limits, with wire netting preventing entry. Land was first released at Dee Why in the 1910s, resulting in an influx of weekenders and campers, and the founding of the Dee Why SLSC in 1912. Only after World War II was the area really opened up for residential development.

Swimming

A permanent headland rip and strong beach rips dominate the surf, so swim with care and between the flags.

Surfing

At Dee Why inside the point is a kiddies corner when the waves are lower and used by learners. However when the swell exceeds 1.5 m Dee Why Point starts to work, holding up to 4 m. It has a steep take off over rocks, followed by a tube and a fuller shoulder. Non-surfers can enjoy a front row view of the break from the Point, which the surfers also use to launch themselves into the cauldron.

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

Northern Beaches Council

Information

About

Dee Why, NSW 2099

Includes beaches:
Long Reef - Dee Why, Long Reef

Length:
0.8km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw314B

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Littoral currents
    Littoral currents
  • Fixed rips
    Fixed rips
  • Travelling rips
    Travelling rips
  • Long beach
    Long beach
  • Water pollution
    Water pollution
  • High surf
    High surf
  • Large unexpected waves
    Large unexpected waves
  • Gutters
    Gutters
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Showers
  • Pool
  • Rock pool
  • Kiosk
  • Shops
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Shade
  • Playground
  • Cafe
  • Lookout
  • Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Bus

Regulation Symbols

  • No Littering
  • No Cats or Dogs
  • Picking Plants Prohibited
  • No Naked Flames
  • Camping Prohibited
  • No Dogs Allowed
  • PWC's Prohibited
  • No Removing Shellfish
  • Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
  • No Firearms
  • Shared Footway
  • No Glass
  • Fires Prohibited
  • No Golf
  • No Spear Fishing
  • No Alcohol
  • No Horses
  • Water Skiing Prohibited
  • No Trailbikes

Weather

Tuesday 17, Jul 7:46 pm

Day 20°    Night 8°
16.1°C
Clear

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northwesterly during the day, reaching 25 knots offshore.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres by evening.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

11 am
1.40m
5 am
0.12m
5 pm
0.38m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 18, Jul

Day 18°    Night 9°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning westerly before dawn.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

12 am
1.69m
6 am
0.20m
12 pm
1.38m
6 pm
0.45m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Tue 17, Jul to Tue 24, Jul


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Tue 17th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 18th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 19th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:30 am to 12:20 pm
Fri 20th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended

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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