Swell to peak during the morning, incoming tide and winds look like being light onshore due to big low pressure system covering the coast. Swell direction has straightened up and still mainly suiting the reefs. Swell from the south to south-east at 1.5 to 2m. Wind light and variable tending south to south-east. Shallow tide early, making it hard for the paddle out. Once again it's the reefs at Nobbys and Merewether. Banks at South Bar and Cliff. Burwood, Dudley and Catho to the south. One Mile and Seals Rocks to the north. Sweeps in southern corners which have overnight erosion. Water temperature 16 degrees. - Dave Anderson
Winds: East to southeasterly below 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly before dawn.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50 per cent chance of showers.
YESTERDAY: 09:00, Papora Wisdom; 10:00, Svitzer Glenrock; 13:00, PB Plenty; 17:45, Sunrise Serenity; 18:45, Suoh Pacific; 23:45, Papora Wisdom
TODAY: 04:00, Ocean Garnet; 06:45, Overseas Gulf Coast; 08:15, Kashima Maru; 10:00, Svitzer Ginga; 11:45, Shinryo Maru; 15:45, Corona Garland; 20:45, Tenryu Maru; 21:00, Crimson Queen
YESTERDAY: 16:15, Navios Apollon I; 16:30, Kind Salute; 22:30, China Steel Innovator
TODAY: 00:30, Nirai; 09:00, Papora Wisdom; 09:15, Aal Hong Kong; 10:15, Glovis Ambition; 13:30, Tai Summit; 14:30, Suoh Pacific; 19:45, Sunrise Serenity; 23:30, Gulf Coast
Newcastle: Good; Wallsend: Good; Beresfield: Good; Singleton: Very good; Muswellbrook: Very good