Surf to be best during the mornings lighter winds but shallow low tide may cause a few close outs. Conditions will get choppy by mid day as the seabreeze freshens so try the northern facing breaks. Swell swinging back to the S/E to East at 1 to 1.5m. Wind light North tending N/E. Most beaches banks will suit the change in direction and try off Newcastle Beach, Cliff and Dixon. Bar Beach towards the high tide. Burwood, Redhead and Frenchmans to the south. Birubi and Seals Rocks area to the north. Water has warmed back up and slight sweeps running to the south. Only swim at patrolled beaches.Water temp 23C.
Winds Northerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore south of Port Stephens early in the morning.
Seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Yesterday: Corona Optimum, 2.50am; H S C, 10.20am; Melanesian Chief, 11am; Green Power, 11.20am; Taho Europe, 12.30am; Sakura Wave, 4pm; Powan, 5pm.
Today: Ivs Nightjar, 11.30am; Double Harmony, 4pm; Oslo Bulk 5, 4.30pm; Corona Majesty, 8pm; Fpmc B 103, 8.30pm.
Yesterday: Reihou, 4.10am; Chs Creation, 12.18pm; Pan Ceres, 1.43pm; Taipower Prosperity Vi, 2.30pm; Corona Optimum, 7.30pm.
Today: Taho Europe, 3.30am; Nord Yilan, 10am; Sakura Wave, 12.30pm; H S C, 2.01pm; Zea Walawe, 3pm; Green Power, 6pm; Australian Bulker, 7pm.
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