The swell is still solid from the SSE with SSW winds early and it is in the 3-5ft range. The winds are forecast to go strong S later and it's low tide just after 10am. The S corners, reefs and points are the pick with a lot of water moving around on the open beaches. It is smaller in those S corners with the S swell direction.
The NSW lifesaving patrol season ended on Sunday 28 April, however the following beaches at Soldiers and Shelley Beach are still patrolled by council lifeguards 7 days a week until the end of May.
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, please visit the Surf Life Saving Australia Beachsafe website at www.beachsafe.org.au
S 9 knots Last updated: 20/06/2013 5:15:18 AM Norah Head
5.00 am - 1.44 m 5.33 pm - 1.83 m
10.51 am - 0.5 m
(low) Last updated: 20/06/2013 12:00:19 AM
Forecast for Wednesday 19 June until midnight
Strong wind warning for Wednesday for Hunter Coastal Waters
Winds: Southerly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots early in the
morning then decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: 1.5 to 2
metres. Swell: Southerly 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres around dawn,
then decreasing to 3 metres later in the evening. Weather: The chance of
thunderstorms this morning. Caution: Large swells.