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- The BOM are forecasting a South-Easterly swell to affect between Seal Rocks and Coffs Harbour from Friday May 24 to Saturday afternoon May 25.
Swells will reach 3-4 meters peaking Friday afternoon with a swell period around 10 seconds. Winds will reach up to 35 knots from the South. The weather will be poor with heavy rain expected Friday and scattered showers Saturday.
These conditions will result in a higher level of risk on exposed and south facing beaches/rock-shelves.
Conditions will be high risk for rock fishing in particular.
Please note that all Surf Life Saving.....
|Weather Warnings for New South Wales / Australian Capital Territory - marine areas. Issued by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology|
|Current weather warnings for New South Wales / Australian Capital Territory, Australia including strong wind, gale, storm force and hurricane force wind warnings; tsunami; damaging waves; abnormally high tides; and tropical cyclones.|
Our partners in boating safety
Marine safety is a partnership and a shared responsibility.
Improved boating safety depends on a strong partnership between:
The boating community provides funds to MRNSW to help improve boating safety via boat licensing and registration. Individual boaters work with MRNSW by logging on and off, carrying the right safety equipment and following good boating safety practice.
The NSW Government via NSW Roads and Maritime Services– issues boat licences, registers boats and sets policy and regulations, particularly for safety on the water. Improved boating safety is one of the Government’s policy objectives, with NSW Roads and Maritime working in partnership with the NSW Police Force Marine Area Command (NSWPF MAC), other emergency services and Marine Rescue NSW to help achieve this goal.
Marine Rescue NSW Units provide vital emergency services to the NSW boating community: search and rescue response, continuous marine radio communications and education and training. Our units work in partnership with NSWPF MAC and other emergency services at the local level.
The State Rescue Board of NSW ensures effective and co-ordinated rescue services throughout the State, advises the Government on search and rescue legislation, policy and funding, liaises with Federal and other State organisations and conducts joint training exercises.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority co-ordinates Australian safety regulation and services to ensure consistency with international standards and controls safety in national waters.