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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Patrolled Patrolled Today Change Day

Dee Why SLSC

Mon

19/11

Tue

20/11

Wed

21/11

Thu

22/11

Fri

23/11

Sat

24/11

Sun

25/11

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09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

Northern Beaches Council

Mon

19/11

Tue

20/11

Wed

21/11

Thu

22/11

Fri

23/11

Sat

24/11

Sun

25/11

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

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
  • High surf
    High surf
  • Large unexpected waves
    Large unexpected waves
  • Gutters
    Gutters
  • Littoral currents
    Littoral currents
  • Fixed rips
    Fixed rips
  • Travelling rips
    Travelling rips
  • Long beach
    Long beach
  • Water pollution
    Water pollution
  • 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 20, Nov 3:02 am

Day 24°    Night 15°
16.7°C
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: South to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

7 am
1.47m
12 am
0.37m
7 pm
1.40m
1 pm
0.46m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 21, Nov

Day 27°    Night 19°
Shower or two

Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: South to southeasterly around 1 metre. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Tide

7 am
1.59m
1 am
0.34m
8 pm
1.43m
2 pm
0.37m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:40 pm


Weather

Tue 20, Nov to Tue 27, Nov


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly during the afternoon.
Swell: Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide


UV

Tue 20th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:40 pm
Wed 21st 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:40 pm
Thu 22nd 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:40 pm
Fri 23rd 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:40 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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