Freshening seabreezes giving it the feel of a change of season. Best to get in early while conditions are cleanest before chopping up for the afternoon. Swell dropping off from the East to S/E at 1m. Winds North Tending N/E. Northern corners offering some protection and suiting the direction. Newcastle Beach off the middle, South Bar and The Cliff. Merewether towards late morning high. Dudley, Redhead and Frenchmans to the south. Samurai and Birubi up at Port Stephens. Shallow afternoon low tide and some kelp at Nobbys. Waters cool in and only swim at the patrolled beaches. Water temp 15C. - Dave Anderson
Winds Northerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore south of Norah Head early in the morning.
Seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather Partly cloudy.
Yesterday: S’hail Al Khor, 4am; Mount Bolivar, 10am; Agri Warrior, 12.40pm; Ocean Celebrity, 4.25pm; Anangel Merchant, 5.10pm; Bbc Maine, 5.45pm; Brilliant Advance, 9.45pm;
Today: Asahi Bulker, 9am; Stella Eva, noon; HI Balikpapan, 10.15pm.
Yesterday: Australian Bulker, 4.30am; Wincanton, 10.10am; British Chief, 2.06pm; S’hail Al Khor, 8.15pm; Global Venus, 11pm.
Today: Panasiatic, 3am; Mount Bolivar, 10.30am; Anangel Merchant, 8.52pm.