Onlookers were captivated by waves breaking over the South Wall, from a safe distance. Photo: Rob Wright / The Coffs Coast Advocate
Onlookers were captivated by waves breaking over the South Wall, from a safe distance. Photo: Rob Wright / The Coffs Coast Advocate Rob Wright

Dangerous surf conditions prompt warning from the Bureau

LARGE ocean swells causing rough sea conditions has caused both the Bureau of Meteorology and Roads and Maritime Services to issue warnings.

While not exactly going to the extent of George Costanza's famed "the sea was angry that day my friends" speech, a warning about dangerous surf conditions on the Mid North Coast and Far North Coast has been issued from today.

The RMS has issued a statement saying skippers and owners of small craft should be on high alert and to check the conditions before considering crossing a coastal bar or heading offshore.

The warnings add that dangerous surf conditions can easily translate into dangerous conditions for rock fishing and for vessels crossing coastal bars.

Strong winds can also mean dangerous conditions for vessels on moorings which have been poorly maintained.

An expected end time for the warning is yet to be issued.