Another overcast and onshore day coming up on the beach. Swell not as big as expected and most beaches to be messy and closing out on the lower tides. Swell from the S/E to South at 1.5 to 2m. Winds fresh S/E tending Easterly for the afternoon. Shallow low tide first up and no protection locally. Bigger incoming tide for late morning and might get a few rights off Flatrock and Merewether. Nobbys Bank on the low tides. Dudley and South Catho down the coast. Seals Rocks to the north. A lot of bluebottles have started to wash in and sweeps pushing them to the southern corners. Some beaches may be closed so swim in ocean bathes. Water temp 17C. – Dave Anderson
Winds Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly during the afternoon and evening. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Norah Head in the evening. Seas Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Norah Head by early evening. Swell Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres. Weather Cloudy.
Yesterday: GI Iguazu, 3.06pm; North Fortune, 3.10pm; Kinko Maru, 4.15pm; Western Marine, 4.45pm; Silver Geneva, 7pm; Basic Princess, 8.45pm; Fj Blu, 9.15pm.
Today: Swakop, 4am; Pacific Nexus, 9.30am; Aal Melbourne, 10am; Tw Manila, 1.15pm; Andreas K, 7pm.
Yesterday: Wakayama Maru, 9.11am; Star Aurora, 10.16am; Atlantic Legend, 11.54am; Interlink Amenity, 8pm. Today: Sti Bronx, 1am; Asphalt Transporter, 7am; Tharkey, 7.45am; Melanesian Chief, 8.30am; North Fortune, 10.45am; GI Iguazu, 11.30am; Kinko Maru, 5.30pm.
Newcastle Good Wallsend Good Beresfield Good Singleton Very good Muswellbrook Very good