Low pressure system off the coast is splitting into two cells which both will generate swell and stronger winds. Surf conditions look like going onshore but may see a cleaner wave early. Swell from the east to south at 1.5 to 2.5m. Wind west to SW freshening south tides is low first up and not a big incoming tide which will fill after midday. Better waves have been on the south facing banks and reefs. Try Merewether, South Bar and Nobbys. As tide fills Divider and Pogos. To the south Dudley, Frenchmans and Catho .One Mile and Fingal up at Port Stephens. Sweeps to develop and strengthen as the swell increases and run to the north. Water temp 15C. - Dave Anderson
Winds: West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning southerly early in the morning and reaching up to 40 knots during the day.
Seas: 2 to 4 metres.
1st swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning, then increasing to 3 to 4 metres around midday.
2nd swell: East to southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 90 per cent chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.
Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Yesterday: 01:45 Gloria Confidence; 17:45 Tairyu; 18:45 Taiyo
Today: 01:00 Elisabeth Oldendorff; 02:00 Corona Victory; 03:00 Bluemoon; 06:30 Solar Legend; 10:15 K. Phoenix; 11:15 Heerengracht; 14:00 Cemtex Honor; 15:00 Sakizaya Star; 18:00 Eternal Resource; 18:00 Kondili; 21:03 Sfera; 22:00 Sage Sagittarius
Yesterday: 09:00 Energy Triton; 10:38 Bulk Ara; 11:08 Hl Boryeong; 12:45 Cemtex Leader; 16:15 Corona Queen; 21:30 Star Aphrodite;
Today: 00:00 Unison Jasper; 00:01 Wincanton; 07:30 Gloria Confidence; 07:30 Jupiter Express; 08:45 Medi Kyoto; 12:30 Tairyu; 16:00 Taiyo; 17:00 Elisabeth Oldendorff;
Newcastle: Very good; Wallsend: Very good; Beresfield: Very good; Singleton: Very good; Muswellbrook: Very good