Best to get in early and get the last of the swell before we head into small windy conditions over the weekend.
Swell more around to the S/E at 1m. Wind North to N/W going N/E early afternoon.
Light offshore for the dawn patrollers with a good incoming tide which will suit Bar Beach, Cliff, Merewether and Cowrie. Dudley, Redhead and Frenchmans to the south. Boxy and One Mile up at Port Stephens.
All beaches have long gutters resulting in steep drop overs.Try to swim at patrolled beaches in flagged areas. Water temp back down to 17C.