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
Fri, 28 Jul 22:00
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales
Fri, 28 Jul 20:40
Severe Weather Warning
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.
Sun protection recommended from 11:40 am to 12:30 pm
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.
Sun protection recommended from 11:10 am to 1:10 pm
Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Mostly sunny.
|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.