Newcastle Beachwatch with Dave Anderson: December 12, 2017


We are into a East wind and swell pattern for this week. Not quite big enough to break on outside banks so only a few small shore breaks on offer.

Swell East at 0.5 to 1m. Wind light and variable tending East to N/E.

Tides full first up and try Cowrie, Newcastle Beach, South Bar and Dixon. Redhead, Hams and Moonie to the south. Boxy and Birubi up at Port Stephens. Choppy and tide filling for the late surf.

Clean and clear in for a swim. Try to stick to the flagged areas at patrolled beaches. Water temp on 18C.

- Dave Anderson



East to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the evening.


Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.


Partly cloudy.



Yesterday: BBC Xingang, 12.04am; C.S. Olive, 2am; Taipower Prosperity Vi, 7.40am; Ikan Bagat, 10.12am; RBD Capri, 11am; Taipower Prosperity Viii, 2.40pm; Melanesian Chief, 16.15pm.

Today: Glyfada I, 4.15am; Spring Pride, 5am; Doris Ruby, 7am; Shan Hu Hai, 7.30am; Flevogracht, 9am; Kashima Maru, 9.30am; Asahi Maru, 10,45am; Spring Brave, 12pm; Moneqasque, 1pm; Pacific Energy, 10.30pm.


Yesterday: Shinyo Brilliance, 2.36am; Century Wave, 3.20am; E.R. Brandenburg, 11.30am; Spirit of Hoping, 2.06pm; Lowlands Kamsar, 4.30pm; C.S. Olive, 6pm.

Today: Taipower Prosperity Vi, 1am; Ikan Bagat, 2.45am; Erna Oldendorff, 8.15am; Doris Ruby, 5pm; RBD Capri, 7pm. 


Wallsend Good Newcastle Good

Beresfield Good Muswellbrook Good Singleton Very Good


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