Swell to arrive overnight with some big conditions coming up the next couple of days. Onshore winds not as strong and most beaches likely to be closing out due to the size and direction. Swell from the South at 2.5m to 3.5m. Wind moderate South to S/E. Only a couple of reef breaks in the southern corners for the experienced surfers. Hard paddle out at Merewether for some bumpy rights. Nobbys bank on the mornings low tide. Dudley and south Catho down the coast. Seals Rocks for some protection to the north. Poor swimming conditions and most patrolled beaches to be closed. Strong sweeps and dangerous on the rocks. Water temp 22 degrees. - Dave Anderson
Winds South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas 1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell Southerly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres.
Caution Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Yesterday: Bottiglieri Challenger, 1pm; Corona Splendor, 6pm; Asterion, 7pm; Hyundai Leader, 8.45pm.
Today: Cape Condor, 3am; Haramachi Maru, 6.30am; Km Sydney, 7.45am; Ocean Artemis, 5.35pm; Cemtex Hunter, 3.45pm; Nymphe, 4.45pm; Corona Power, 8.15pm; Akatsuki, 11.45pm.
Yesterday: Shandong Fu Ren, 5.30pm; Cp Guangzhou, 10.30pm.
Today: Bottiglieri Challenger, 6.15am; Ocean Prometheus, 12.20pm; Bulk China, 1pm; Cape Laurel, 2.18pm; Asterion, 10.30pm.
Newcastle Good Wallsend Good Morisset Good Beresfield Good Singleton Good Muswellbrook Good