Best to get in early for a surf while winds are still offshore ahead of another southerly change. Some good waves first up with the tide going high suiting most beaches. Small low to form in the Tasman and expect an increase. Swell South to S/E at t to 2m. Wind light N/W to West swinging South. The banks along the Bar Beach to Merewether stretch and off the Alley at Newcastle Beach are the best options. Merewether during the afternoon incoming tide. Dudley, Redhead and Frenchmans to the south. Birubi and One Mile up at Port Stephens. Southern corners sanding up and slight sweeps. Only swim at patrolled beaches in the flagged areas. Water temp 17C. - Dave Anderson
Winds North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southerly 15 to 20 knots in the morning then becoming south to southeasterly about 10 knots in the evening. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Port Stephens in the late morning. Seas Around 1 metre, to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre by early evening. 1st Swell Southerly 1 to 2 metres, to 2.5 to 3 metres by early evening. 2nd Swell Easterly around 1 metre. Weather Mostly sunny.
Today: La Sillonais, 2.15am; Epic, 6am; Robin Wind, 9.15am; Fools Gold, 9.45am; Wyuna, 3pm; HI Richards Bay, 6pm; Isuzu Maru, 10pm.
Today: Noshiro Maru, 4.15am; Agia Sofia, 7.15am; Star Astrid, 8.15am; Hellas Calafia, 2pm; Sonja, 6.30pm; Star Kinn, 7.30pm; Pan Bona, 8.30pm.