Messy to choppy conditions today with not much let up from the strong onshore winds. Northern corners will be the best chance of a wave on the incoming tide. Swells swung arond to the East at 1.5 to 2.5m. Wind out of the East to N/E. Tides shallow first up and try Nobbys Bank and as tide comes in, Newcastle Beach off the alley. To the south not many options with the central coast worth a look. To the north Birubi and Seals Rocks area. Waters slightly murky in and cooler. Strong sweeps in the southern corners on run out tides. Only swim if the flags are red and yellow.Water temp 16C. - Dave Anderson
Winds Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Norah Head early in the morning and again in the late evening. Seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell Northeasterly 2 to 3 metres. Weather Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Yesterday: Carina Ocean, 4.30am; Yangtze Xing Xiu, 4.55am; Blue Island 8, 7.36am; Medi Firenze, 7.56am; Young Endeavour, 9am; Jupiter, 9.54am; Nagara Maru, 5.30pm; Orient Genesis, 8.45pm.
Today: Azalea Island, 2.15am; New Shanghai, 6am; World Navigator, 6.30am; Legato Ii, 10.45am; Fpmc Guard, 3.45pm; Oceana, 7.15pm; Eastern Bund, 9.15pm; Ishizuchi, 9.45pm; Cemtex Innovation, 11.45pm.
Yesterday: Peak Proteus, 1.25am; Aby Asia, 5am; Bulk Holland, 9.55am; Keoyang Orient, 12.55pm; Century Wave, 7.30pm; Aal Melbourne, 10pm; Yangtze Xing Xiu, 11pm.
Today: Nsu Trust, 12.45am; Corio Bay, 3.30am; Medi Firenze, 9.45am; Orient Genesis, 12.30pm; Nagara Maru, 1pm; Blue Island 8, 2.16pm.
Newcastle Good Wallsend Good Beresfield Good Singleton Very good Muswellbrook Very good
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