Small clean waves before the tide starts to fill most of the beach breaks. Light offshore and set waves not that consistent. Try the inner reefs on the afternoon high. Swell from the south east to south at 0.5 to one metre. Wind north to north west tending north east. Tides a bit full for the early and try the reef breaks at Cowrie, Bar Beach and Merewether. Dixon and Newcastle Beach best on the morning's low tide. Burwood, Redhead and Catho to the south. Birubi up at Port Stephens. Kelp build up in the corner of Merewether. Gutters are forming in close. Water temperature 18C.
By Dave Anderson
Winds: Northerly about 10 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Arrivals Yesterday: Cemtex Fortune 12.54am, Castellani 5.30am, Wincanton 7.10am, David Allan 8am, Philipp Oldendorff 8.48am, Axios 10am, True Dream 12noon, Ipanema Beach 2.12pm, Spirit of Hoping 6.45pm, Weaver Arrow 7.15pm, Cape Osprey 10pm.
Today: Nana Z 1.15am, Elegant Salute 5.45am, Androusa 6.45am, Cssc He Mei 8.30am, HMAS Newcastle 9.30am, SCF Pioneer 12noon, KSL Santiago 3.15pm, Odelmar 11.45pm.
Departures Yesterday: Corona Joyful 12.30am, Sage Sagittarius 1.38am, Ishizuchi 2.30am, Ruby Enterprise 11.54am, Bulk Joyance 2.12pm, Pan Freedom 3.36pm, Cemtex Fortune 5.24pm, Taikoo Brilliance 9.15pm, Castellani 11.45pm.
Today: Asphalt Transporter 2.30am, Besiktas Kazakhstan 3.28am, Philipp Oldendorff 4.30am, Ipanema Beach 11am, Wincanton 1.15pm, Spirit of Hoping 1.45pm, True Dream 4.38pm, Nana Z 10pm.
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