Newcastle Beachwatch with Dave Anderson: Friday, August 17, 2018

CLEAN: Conditions at Newcastle on Thursday. Picture: Dave Anderson
CLEAN: Conditions at Newcastle on Thursday. Picture: Dave Anderson


Small and clean and not quite big enough to break on the outside banks. Waves to be scarce as the tide fills towards mid day and looks like no improvement in the shorebreaks. Swell from the S/E at 0.5 to 1m. Winds light and variable West to S/W tending S/E during the afternoon. Tides going low for the early with only a few spots locally with Bar Beach the better option. Try Cowrie on the high tide. Redhead, Moonie and Fraser to the south. Birubi and Samurai up at Port Stephens. Fresh in for a swim with a cold current about. Crystal clear water and beaches sanded up. Nobbys, Bar Beach and Merewether are patrolled. Water temp 14C. – Dave Anderson


Winds West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Norah Head in the late evening.

Seas Around 1 metre.

Swell Southerly 1.5 metres.

Weather Mostly sunny.



Yesterday: Oslo Bulk 5, 1.18am; Sea Future, 5.15am; Formosabulk Brave, 5.30am; Sagar Jyoti, 3pm; Coral Amber, 4.45pm; Rgl First, 9.30pm; Pan Dangjin, 10.45pm.

Today: Mineral China, 12.01am; New Future, 6.30am; Forever Harmony, 8am; Alpha Progress, 9.15am; New Expedition, 1.45pm; Mamitsa XI, 5.15pm; Glory Atlantic, 7.15pm; Eigen, 9pm.


Yesterday: Shoyoh, 1.45am; Sophia, 2am; Atlantic Harmony, 8.56am; Eredine, 11.54am; Machiavelli, 2.30pm; H1201, 2.30pm; Pt Monto, 2.30pm; Excelsior Bay, 6.15pm; Elegant Salute, 8.15pm.

Today: Sea Future, 1.30am; Formosabulk Brave, 11.40am; Sagar Jyoti, 12.15pm; Rgl First, 4pm; Oslo Bulk 5, Coral Amber, 8pm. 


Wallsend Good Newcastle Good Beresfield Good Muswellbrook Good Singleton Fair