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.
A permanent headland rip and strong beach rips dominate the surf, so swim with care and between the flags.
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.
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.Read less
Mon, 25 Sep 04:20
Fire Weather Warning
Mon, 25 Sep 04:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales
Wind: Westerly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day then southwesterly in the evening, reaching 25 knots offshore.
Swell: Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres by evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:50 pm
Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late morning and early afternoon.
Swell: 1 to 1.5 metres in the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. 1st
Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 3:00 pm
Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon then turning northerly during the evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
|Mon 25th||7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm|
|Tue 26th||8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 3:00 pm|
|Wed 27th||7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 2:50 pm|
|Thu 28th||6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 2:50 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.