19 April 2023

Boaters urged to take care with strong winds forecast for Eden Coast

| Claire Fenwicke
Start the conversation
Marine Rescue NSW boat

Eden Coast boaters have been urged to check an eye on conditions, with strong winds expected to whip up throughout Wednesday (19 April). Photo: Marine Rescue NSW.

Boaters have been urged to keep a weathered eye on the conditions with a strong wind warning issued for the Eden Coast.

Marine Rescue NSW Commissioner Alex Barrell said boaters should be wary when heading out to sea in the area.

“It’s important with this strong weather warning on the Eden Coast that boaters are checking the conditions before they leave, and most importantly continue to check the conditions throughout the day,” he said.

The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted winds along the coast will shift south to south-westerly, ranging from 15 to 25 knots, late Wednesday (19 April) morning.

Winds are predicted to be even stronger, up to around 30 knots, during the afternoon and evening.

It’s as a front is moving across the area, bringing a fresh southerly change to our waters, spreading north on Thursday.

READ ALSO With a little help from Friends, Moruya RSL reaches out for community connections

Given the changing conditions throughout the day, Commissioner Barrell urged all boaters to take care.

“Quite often when you leave the boat ramp, the conditions are much more benign than they are later in the day,” he said.

“So it’s very important when you’re out, particularly on the open water, that you’re constantly checking the weather conditions, you’re checking the weather app, and you’re checking in with [your local] Marine Rescue base to make sure you’re right across the changing conditions.”

Boaters can log on with their local Marine Rescue base before heading out as another way to stay safe on the water.

Start the conversation

Daily Digest

Do you like to know what’s happening around your region? Every day the About Regional team packages up our most popular stories and sends them straight to your inbox for free. Sign-up now for trusted local news that will never be behind a paywall.

By submitting your email address you are agreeing to Region Group's terms and conditions and privacy policy.