Newcastle Beachwatch with Dave Anderson: Saturday, March 31, 2018

BEACH WATCH

A weak southerly change is working it's way up the coast during the morning.

There may be a window of opportunity early with some clean shorebreaks on the big mid morning high.

Swell starting off out of the East then swinging to the South at around 1m. Wind moderate South to S/E. 

First up try the shorebreaks at Cliff,Dixon and Pogos. Cowire towards high and Nobbys as the change arrives.Stockton.

One Mile and Boxy to the north.

Redhead, Moonie and Catho down the coast. Shorebreaks heavy and shallow on high with slight sweeps to the south.

Swim in flagged areas and listen out for lifeguards.

Water temp 23C.

HUNTER BOATING

Winds: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 20 knots south of Port Stephens in the morning, shifting northeasterly in the afternoon. 

Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. 

Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

NEWCASTLE SHIPPING

Arrivals 

Yesterday: Santa Lucia, 1am; Santa Adriana, 1.30am; K&A Sp, 3.30am; Fpmc B 107, 4am; Asphalt Transporter, 6.15am; Santorini, 12.45pm; Iron Chieftain, 2pm; Nanakura, 5.15pm; Corona Lions, 5.45pm; Star Zulu, 9.30pm; Glory Atlantic, 10pm; Wincanton, 10.45pm. 

Today: Sage Sagittarius, 3am; Toucan Arrow, 4.45am; Celebrity Solstice, 7am; Tw Manila, 10.15am; Ju Hua Hai, 10.45am; Huang Shan, 2.30pm; Hebei Tangshan, 3pm; Sti Onyx, 6pm; Shinchi Maru, 6.30pm. 

Departures 

Yesterday: Asphalt Carrier, 5am; Cape Harvest, 7.15am; Ikan Bilis, 10.45am; Shinryo Maru, 3.45pm; Berge Aoraki, 7.30pm; Viyada Naree, 8.15pm. 

Today: Santorini, 1.45am; Fpmc B 107, 5.30am; Cape Harvest, 8am; Santa Lucia, 8.45am; Corona Lions, 12.45pm; Nanakura, 12.45pm; Eagle Melbourne, 1.15pm; Sagar Ratan, 5pm; Celebrity Solstice, 5pm; Iron Chieftain, 7.15pm; Toucan Arrow, 8pm. 

AIR QUALITY

Wallsend Very good 

Beresfield ​​Good 

Newcastle Good 

Singleton ​Very good 

Muswellbrook Good