Dave Anderson's 2020 beachwatch for Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Port Stephens

Dave Anderson's beach wrap up for Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Port Stephens in 2020.

January 17, 2020:

Surf looks like it will be clean for the morning before a southerly change works it way up the coast by the afternoon bringing peaky conditions with swell swinging about. The better waves will be on the run in tide.

Swell East at 1 to 1.5m shifting South at 1m. Wind N/W to North tending South.

Low tides mid-morning so first up try Merewether, Dixon and Cliff. Pogos and Cowrie on the afternoon high. Burwood, Redhead and Frenchmans to the south. One Mile and Buribi to the north.

Kelp in the corner of Nobbys and Southern corners sanding up.

Swim at patrolled beaches. Water temps on 22C.