Surf to remain choppy as onshore winds are on the forecast for the start of the week. Poor wave quality at most beaches though there does seem to be an improvement in the banks. Swell from the S/E at 2m decreasing to 1.5m. Wind moderate S/E to East turning N/E during afternoon. Tides full early and may find a few bumpy rights in Cowrie and off the rocks at Merewether. Mid day low so try Nobbys Bank for few lefts. To the south,Dudley and Catho. One Mile up at Port Stephens. Beaches sanding up except for Merewether and shallow banks with gutters inclose. Water temp 16C. - Dave Anderson
Winds East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the afternoon.
Swell Southerly 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather Partly cloudy.
Yesterday: Tasik Sakura, 10am; Corona Ace, 5.15pm; Star Gaia, 6.15pm.
Today: Star Iris, 12.15am; Nicosia Pegasus, 1.15am; Amami, 9.15am; Barracuda, 9.45am; Spirit of Ho-Ping, 2.30pm; Golden Endurer, 4.30pm; TTM Harvest, 5.30pm; Transformer Oil, 9.30pm; Tzoumz, 10pm.
Yesterday: Kouroupi, 12.40pm; Hille Oldendorff, 10.15pm; Hoanh Son Sky, 11.15pm.
Today: Chorus, 2.45am; FPMC B Guard, 11.30am; K Taean, 11.51am; Saronic Champion, 1.15pm; Key Action, 3.30pm; Corona Ace, 6.30pm; BBC Caribbean, 7.30pm; Dejima, 8.30pm; Star Iris, 10.30pm.
Newcastle Good Wallsend Good Beresfield Good Singleton Good Muswellbrook Good Morisset Good