Newcastle Herald beach report: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

SANDED UP: Sandy shorebreaks at Bar Beach. Picture: Dave Anderson
SANDED UP: Sandy shorebreaks at Bar Beach. Picture: Dave Anderson

Beach watch

CLOUDY day on the beach, with some coastal showers about. The onshore winds are not strong enough to generate much of an increase.

Surf conditions will only be of average quality. Swell is from the south at 1 to 1.5m. Winds moderate south to south-east by the afternoon.

Tide is low for the early. Merewether and Nobbys the best options. Groms may sneak a wave on the high tide at the Cowrie Hole.

Swell too south for Port Stephens, so try North Stockton. Try Dudley, Blacksmiths and Caves to the south. Not the best of days for a swim, with Nobbys, Bar Beach and Merewether patrolled. The water temperature is 16 degrees.

- Dave Anderson

Hunter boating

Winds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.

Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around noon.

Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.

Weather: Cloudy. 90 per cent chance of showers.

Newcastle shipping


Yesterday: Spring Brave 8.19am, Kind Salute 1.52pm, Sonja 2.50pm, MP Kamsarmax 1 3.15pm, CBDL Ivy 8.17pm, Navios Melodia 9.32pm, Taipower Prosperity VII 10pm. Today: Cemtex Prudence 12.15am, Kaguya 5.15am, Topas 5.30pm, Ince Point 6.30pm. 


Yesterday: Taipower Prosperity VII 1.42am, Topas 4.20am, Kaguya 10.54am, Sen-oku 4.45pm, Unity Discovery 5.45pm, Formosabulk Brave 11.15pm. Today: Brilliant Century 12.15am, Ocean Aphrodite 1.15am, Ince Point 2am, RTM Dampier 7am, Century Wave 11.45am, Pedhoulas Trader 1.45pm.


Air quality

Wallsend Good

Newcastle Good

Beresfield Good

Muswellbrook Fair

Singleton Fair