Morning Update...It's fined up but it is still flat. It is only in the 0-1ft range on the more open beaches that pick up more of the S swell. The winds are WNW, with a SSW change forecast later in the morning. The tide is dropping to a low at 12.20pm. The Tweed Coast, D'bah, the far N end beachies and TOS picking up a tiny bit of the S swell, but it Iis hardly worth it as it is barely ripple riding.
John Charlton spreads his time between the Gold & Sunshine Coasts. He’s been surfing this area for many a year and is totally in tune with all the different breaks and how the varying swell and wind patterns affect this wave plentiful region.
The NSW lifesaving patrol season ended on Sunday 28 April, however Salt Resort main beach is still patrolled by lifeguards 7 days a week. Byron Main Beach will be patrolled by lifeguards 7 days a week until 9 June, 2013.
Please do not take any risks during the off-season period. No Flags = No Swim! The majority of beach patrols will again commence on the first day of the September School Holidays.
For more information on lifesaving patrol times and beach/rock fishing safety tips, please visit the Surf Life Saving Australia Beachsafe website at www.beachsafe.org.au
WSW 5 knots Last updated: 24/05/2013 4:35:22 AM Coolangatta Airport
7.08 am - 1.35 m 7.50 pm - 1.8 m
1.15 am - 0.21 m 1.00 pm - 0.04 m
(moderate) Last updated: 24/05/2013 12:00:37 AM
Thursday until midnight: Winds: W to NW 15 to 20 knots, ahead of a 15 to 20
knots S to SW change during the morning. Winds decreasing to 10 to 15 knots
during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1.2 to 1.7 metres. Swell: Less than 1.5
metres. Early light rain, then isolated showers.