Fresh onshore winds making for big and windblown conditions for most of the local breaks today. Swell is expected to peak through out the morning and taper off during the evening. Swell from the SSE at 3 to 4m . Wind out of the S/W to South easing late. Early high tide may suit one or two of the south facing reefs with strong sweeps running to the north making for hard paddle out for the keen surfers. Try Merewether and Nobbys. Dudley and Caves to the south. Seals Rocks to the north. Erosion likely. Poor swimming conditions. Water temp 17C. - Dave Anderson
Winds Southerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds to 10 to 15 knots in the evening. Seas 2 to 3 metres, to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday. Swell Southerly 3 to 5 metres, to 3 metres later in the evening. Weather Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Yesterday: Sitc Lushan, 2.15am; GI Iguaza, 9am; Asahi Maru, 11.50am; Km Sydney, 1.15pm; Margreth Pissarek, 5.15pm; Western Marine, 8.30pm; Maratha Prudence, 11.30pm. Today: Ultra Courage, 12.30am; Cemtex Creation, 3am; Cs Serenity, 7am; Ototachibana, 8am; Grebe Arrow, 12.00pm; Cape Rainbow, 4.30pm; Heng Shan, 5.30pm; Suoh Pacific, 8pm.
Yesterday: Hl Richards Bay, 5.57am; Pacific Opal, 9am; Bbc Jade, 12.09pm; Century Wave, 2.30pm; Sm Donghae, 3.30pm; Unico Sienna, 6.15pm; Jr Summer, 7.15pm; Alpha Progress, 9.30pm; Kyra Panaghia, 10.30pm. Today: Sitc Lushan, 1.45am; GI Iguaza, 4.30am; Aashi Maru, 5.30am; Margreth Pissarek, 9.30am; Km Sydney, 3pm; Cemtex Creation, 6.45pm.
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