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Beautiful winter weather on beaches this weekend

Beach Report
In this week's Beach Report, Craig Holden says the recent winter weather conditions are set to continue this weekend with chilly mornings and sunny skies.

Well, last Saturday was the official first day of winter and the temperatures have certainly felt like winter since about Monday this week too!

It has been a glorious week of weather, with light offshore winds, blue skies, plenty of sunshine but chilly mornings and evenings as we climbed down to single figure minimum temperatures.

Yesterday brought a little glitch as some cloud cover returned and temperatures warmed a little but we can expect more winter weather over the coming days, with the forecast suggesting more sunny skies, light but cooler SW winds and chilly mornings and evenings returning once again.

The winds will be very similar from today until Sunday, with S/SW to SW winds across all three days but only blowing at around 10 knots or so.


Swimming conditions have been absolutely fantastic throughout this past week with calm and glassy conditions the norm throughout.

The early mornings have been sensational for those prepared to brave the chilly temperatures – but at least you know it will be warmer in the water then out of the water!

Looking ahead to today and then across the weekend, we are set for three days of absolutely amazing weather and matching swimming conditions.

All beaches will be fantastic for swimmers across all three days with the offshore winds set to keep the ocean mostly calm and flat.

The best time to hit the beaches will be through the mornings – any time from early morning through until mid to late morning while the tide is high.

Please check with the lifeguard on duty, read any safety signage or messages and most importantly please swim only at patrolled beaches, only between the red and yellow flags, and only during patrol times – remember, if we can’t see you, we can’t save you!

Beach patrols

Weekdays: 9 am to 5 pm at Agnes Water only.

Saturday and Sunday: 9 am to 5 pm at Kelly's Beach and Agnes Water only.


This past week has thrown up a constant run of clean, glassy but small ground swell for those that have been able to get out and enjoy it.

Whilst the waves have not been suited to short boards, those with malibu boards and SUP’s have been able to have some fun.

Looking ahead to the coming days, the forecast is not promising with no swell increase on the cards in the immediate future but there should still be a continuation of small, clean waves – but again they will be sorted only to longboards and SUP’s.

Try the mornings at your favourite surf spot for the chance of few small, sliders.

Good Luck.


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