Shorebreaks are beginning to sand up with long gutters forming with most beaches filling up on the high tides. There may be a slight increase for today and offshore winds for the morning.
Swell from the south-east to south at 0.5 to 1m.
Winds moderate north-west to west tending south-west during the afternoon.
Only a few breaks early while the tides just starting to turn.
Try Cowrie, Bar Reef and South Bar. Newcastle Beach towards low. Dudley, Redhead and Moonie to the south. Boxy and Birubi up at Port Stephens.
Beaches sanding up and kelp at Merewether to Dixon.
Whale sightings getting more frequent as they head north.
Water temperature 18C.
Winds West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning, easing to 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas 1 to 2 metres.
Swell Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather Partly cloudy.
Yesterday: Odelmar, 00.12; Ing May, 6.00; Energy Hope, 6.25; Hl Power, Ksl Seville, 16.00; Matsue, 19.15; Alam Setia, 22.15.
Today: Berge Townsend, 8.15; Hl Esperance, 8.45; Aquasurfer, 13.00; Key Call, 16.00; Puplinge, 19.30.
Yesterday: Elegant Salute, 1.40; Cape Osprey, 3.10; Androusa, 6.54; Nana Z, 9.55; Axios, 14.25; Weaver Arrow, 15.00; Ksl Santiago, 17.45; Energy Hope, 20.45; Ing May, 23.15.
Today: Scf Pioneer, 7.00; Odelmar, 12.00; Cssc He Mei, 14.30; Hl Power, 18.00.
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