Winds are expected to go onshore ending the recent small, clean conditions. Wave quality will deteriorate and shore breaks are still sanding up. Expect a slight increase on the afternoon incoming tide and easterly swell at one to 1.5 metres. Winds are westerly tending south. It's a full tide early so try the inner reefs. There's small breaks at Cowrie, Newcastle beach and south Bar; try Merewether late afternoon; Redhead,Frenchmans and Catherine Hill Bay are the picks to the south and Fingal or One Mile up at Port Stephens. The water is 17 degrees. - Dave Anderson
Winds Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning. Seas One to 1.5 metres, increasing to two metres around midday. First swell southerly below a metre, increasing to two metres during the afternoon. Second swell easterly, one to 1.5 metres. Weather Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the morning and afternoon.
Yesterday: FPMC 31, 12.01am; Tampa, 10.20am; Zje Ocean 1, 11.12am; Corona Brave, 12.45pm; Taipower Prosperity VII, 1.45pm; Sea Pearl, 2.45pm; Medi Kyoto, 8pm; Golden Sagittarius, 9pm; Hyundai Leader, 10pm.
Today: Cape India, 8am; Nanakura, 11am; Yodohime, 6.30pm.
Yesterday: GNS Harmony, 12.12am; Pacific Oak, 4.25am; Tohoku Maru, 7.30am; Valiant Spring, 11.25am; Ocean Opal, 5.36am; Flag Trias, 5.30pm; FPMC 31, 7pm.
Today: Cape Mars, 5.48am; Corona Brave, 6.45am; Golden Sagittarius, 2pm; Taipower Prosperity VII, 4pm; Zje Ocean 1, 5pm; Medi Kyoto, 9.30pm; Sea Pearl, 11.45pm.
Wallsend Very Good Newcastle Very Good Beresfield Very Good Singleton Very Good Muswellbrook Very Good