Good to see public beginning to social distance while at the beach and remember no more the 2 people per group especially in car parks. Surf looking promising with freshening offshore winds and a slight increase. Swell from the East to S/E at around 1m. Wind freshening North to N/W. Fuller tide first up and better waves towards the northern corners and banks lining up with direction. Newcastle Beach, Bar Reef, South Bar and Dixon for the early. Redhead, Frenchmans and Catho to the south. Birubi and Boxy up at Port Stephens. Few patches of kelp about. Water is clean and clear in for a quick swim and on 21C. - Dave Anderson
Winds Northeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore south of Port Stephens in the evening. Winds turning northerly 15 to 25 knots in the late evening.
Seas 2 to 2.5 metres.
Swell East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather Cloudy. 70% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Yesterday: Alpha Freedom, 6.45am; Corona Queen, 2pm; Sunshine Parade, 5pm; Glovis Ambition, 5pm; Cemtex Hunter, 5.30pm; Ionic Storm, 7pm; Sm Navigator, 8pm.
Today: New Admire, 7am; Pan Freesia, 7.30am; Pride, 9am; Corona Dynamic, 4.30pm; S Cape, 5.46pm; W-oslo, 6.45pm.
Yesterday: Bulk Harvest, 1.56am; Saldanha Bay, 8am; Ningbo Innovation, 12.30pm; Neo Beachwood, 1pm; Royal Epic, 3pm; Tairyu, 3.30pm.
Today: Corona Queen, 10am; Cemtex Hunter, noon; Alpha Freedom, 4.16pm; Ionic Storm, 6.30pm.
Newcastle Good Wallsend Good
Beresfield Good Singleton Very good Muswellbrook Very good