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Thursday: N 30 kts
Friday: W/NW 10/15 kts
Saturday: S 10/15 kts

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Wednesday: Northerly 25/30 knots. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: North to northwesterly around 1 metre outside the reef. Thursday: Northerly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds turning northwesterly 15/25 knots early in the morning. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1/2 metres during the morning. Swell: Northwest to northeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre outside the reef. Outlook Friday: West to northwesterly 10/15 knots shifting east to southeasterly in the late morning and early afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: North to northwesterly below 1 metre. Outlook Saturday: Southerly 10/15 knots turning southeasterly during the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Northwest to northeasterly below 1 metre.

Issued Wed 22:00 EST

Seas: Up to 3.0m
Swell: Up to 1.0m, N

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