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

Warringah Council Lifeguard Service

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

Marine Warnings

Fri, 28 Jul 22:00
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales

Fri, 28 Jul 20:40
Severe Weather Warning

Weather

Friday 28, Jul 10:53 pm

Day 20°    Night 11°
11.5°C
Clear

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, shifting west to southwesterly in the middle of the day and reaching 30 knots offshore during the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Tide

6 am
0.29m
12 pm
1.37m
6 pm
0.50m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 11:40 am to 12:30 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Saturday 29, Jul

Day 20°    Night 8°
Sunny

Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning north to northwesterly in the late morning.
Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

12 am
1.47m
6 am
0.37m
1 pm
1.36m
7 pm
0.57m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 11:10 am to 1:10 pm


Weather

Fri 28, Jul to Fri 04, Aug


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Fri 28th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 29th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:10 am to 1:10 pm
Sun 30th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 1:20 pm
Mon 31st 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:40 am to 12:30 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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