Clean offshore conditions for today and swell is starting to drop so most beaches to improve.
Direction has straightened up favouring the northern facing breaks and reefs. Swell from the south to south-east at 1 to 2m. Wind light north to north-west shifting to the south late. Full tide for the early with reefs at Flatrock, Bar Beach and Merewether okay. Dixon and Nobbys on run-out tide. Redhead, Frenchmans and Catho to the south. Birubi and One Mile up at Port Stephens. Sweeps running south and rips in southern corners. Water temperature 16C. -Dave Anderson
Winds Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning west to northwesterly in the morning then northwest to northeasterly in the late afternoon. Seas Around 1 metre, up to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore in the morning. 1st Swell South to southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, down to 1 to 1.5 metres in the morning, then tending southerly around 1 metre at midday. 2nd Swell Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, down to 1 metre at midday. Weather Mostly sunny.
Yesterday: Corona Royal, 00.24; Nord Trust, 7.18; Se Pacifica, 7.25; Miss Simona, 8.00; La Loirais, 9.42; Diamond Wind, 16.30; Lake Dolphin, 16.55; Bottiglieri Ambition, 18.30; Reihou, 19.30.Today: Hellas Calafia, 6.00; Duke Orsino, 7.00; Star Astrid, 9.30; Golden Empress, 11.00; Glovis Ambition, 11.30; Star Kinn, 19.30; Poro Nupuri Maru, 20.00.
Yesterday: Bright Wind, 13.05; Yangtze Xing Xiu, 14.08. Today: Nord Trust, 3.00; Corona Royal, 4.00; La Lorais, 8.30; Se Pacifica, 13.00; Diamond Wind, 15.00; Lake Dolphin, 18.00; Bottiglieri Ambition, 21.30; Reihou, 22.00.
Wallsend Good Newcastle Good Beresfield Good Muswellbrook Good Singleton Good