Take advantage of the early morning bigger tide which may see a slight increase for today. Lighter onshore winds again making for choppy conditions at most breaks.
Swell from the east to southeast at 1 to 1.2m. Wind light south to southeast tending east for the afternoon.
Banks are handling the direction better with some okay waves early off Cliff, Dixon and the Alley. Try the reefs at Cowrie and Bar Beach. Burwood, Redhead and Frenchmans to the south. One Mile and Fingal up at Port Stephens.
Warmer in than out with some kelp in the corner of Nobbys. Stay between the red and yellow flags if swimming. Water temperature 21C.
- Dave Anderson
Winds Easterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the middle of the day. Seas Below 1 metre. 1st Swell Easterly about 1 metre. 2nd Swell Southerly below 1 metre. Weather Partly cloudy. 60 per cent chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Yesterday: Grand Century, 8.10; Sea Venus, 8.18; Bright Wind, 13.25.
Today: Suikai, 2.45; Cs Salubrity, 7.15; Huanghai Pioneer, 8.00; Capitaine Quiros, 9.00; Cape Vanguard, 11.15; Shoyo, 11.45; Dhun, 14.45; Ldn Fortuna, 23.30.
Yesterday: Andros Glory, 4.03; Odelmar, 8.50; Interlink Amenity, 10.18; North Fortune, 10.55; Brilliant Venus, 14.48.
Today: Sea Venus, 1.15; Mairaki, 4.54; Frontier Discovery, 5.24; Geiyo K, 9.30; Bright Wind, 10.00; Nord Lavender, 13.00; Grand Century, 17.46; Suikai, 22.00.
Newcastle Very Good Wallsend Very Good Beresfield Very Good Singleton Good Muswellbrook Good