Dangerous surf conditions on the South Coast

Dangerous surf conditions have developed on the coast south of around Batemans Bay this morning.

Dangerous surf conditions have developed on the coast south of around Batemans Bay this morning.

DANGEROUS surf conditions have developed on the coast south of Batemans Bay this morning, and may extend further north during the day.

Both the Roads and Maritime Service and the Bureau of Meteorology have issued warnings about dangerous surf conditions today. 

Skippers and owners of small craft should be on high alert and check the conditions before considering crossing a coastal bar or heading offshore with meteorologists warning conditions are stronger than they appear.

Strong winds can also cause dangerous conditions for vessels on moorings that have been poorly maintained.

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

• Check the official weather forecast before and during boating

• Ensure the boat and its equipment is suitable for the conditions

• Log on/off with a Marine Rescue NSW marine radio base for every trip offshore

• Wear a lifejacket.

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