Continuation of the clean, inconsistent conditions with light offshore winds for most of the day. Long gutters are starting to form in close and better waves around the lower tides. Swell from the south to S/E at 1m. Wind light and north to N/W tending west during the afternoon.
Tides just starting to change and run out if in for the early surf. Try reefs at Bar Beach and Merewether. Shorebreaks at Pogos and Dixon. Redhead, Catho and Fraser to the south.
Birubi and Samurai up at Port Stephens. Slight sweeps to the north has spread the kelp along the Bar Beach to Merewether stretch. Nobbys best for a swim in the patrolled area.
Water temperature 18C. -Dave Anderson
Winds Northerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Norah Head during the morning. Winds shifting west to southwesterly in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell Southerly below 1 metre. Weather Cloudy. 70 per cent chance of rain.
Yesterday: Elegant Salute, 8.30; Nana Z, 9.50; Androusa, 10.30, HMAS Newcastle, 10.42; Ksl Santiago, 14.45; Scf Pioneer, 17.20; Cssc He Mei, 19.30; Odelmar, 23.00. Today: Ing May, 4.45; Energy Hope, 5.15; Hl Power, 11.30; Ksl Seville, 16.00; Matsue, 18.15; Alam Setia, 22.00.
Yesterday: Besiktas Kazakhstan, 2.33; Castellani, 3.50; Philipp Oldendorff, 5.22; Asphalt Transporter, 10.50; Wincanton, 11.48; Ipanema Beach, 14.20; True Dream, 16.25; Spirit of Ho-ping, 18.00. Today: Elegant Salute, 1.45; Cape Osprey, 3.15; Androusa, 7.00; Axios, 9.00; Nana Z, 10.00; Weaver Arrow, 15.00; Ing May, 20.45; Energy Hope, 23.00.
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