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Dangerous surf conditions along most of NSW coast from tomorrow

by Emily Rundle 20 Aug 01:59 PDT
Dangerous surf conditions © SW

Boat owners are advised that dangerous surf conditions are forecast today and tomorrow along the NSW Southern and Central to Mid-North coasts.

Hazardous surf is forecast by the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) across Sydney, Macquarie, Hunter, Illawarra, Batemans and Eden coasts.

The BoM forecasts these fronts will produce surf and swell conditions in the afternoon and evening to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, boating and swimming.

Boaters are reminded to take extra care and be aware of hypothermia during winter months.

Skippers and owners of small crafts should be on high alert and check the conditions before considering crossing a coastal bar or heading offshore.

Rock fishers should also check weather forecasts before heading out, avoid fishing near dangerous surf and wear a lifejacket.

Every skipper is responsible for the safety of their vessel and all on board. NSW Maritime advises:

  • Skippers to consider staying out of the water and avoid walking near surf-exposed areas.
  • Rock fishers to avoid coastal rock platforms exposed to the ocean and seek a safe location that is sheltered from the surf.

  • Boaters planning to cross shallow water and ocean bars to consider changing or delaying their voyage.

  • Boaters already on the water to carry the appropriate safety equipment and wear a lifejacket.

    Boaters should remember to log on with their local Marine Rescue radio base, via VHF Radio or the Marine Rescue APP, and consider their safety management plan.

    For more information, visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au/maritime and to check the Coastal Waters Forecast visit www.bom.gov.au/nsw or on marine radio.

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