A hazardous surf warning has been issued for the Illawarra and South Coast on Monday as four-metre waves pummel the coast.
The Bureau of Meteorology says surf and swell conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, boating, and swimming.
Seas of 2.5 to 4 metres have been forecast along the Illawarra and South Coast coast on Monday, with a southerly swell of 2.5 to 3 metres.
A wave height of 4.3 metres was recorded by the Port Kembla wave buoy at 9am on Monday.
The big seas follow a vigorous south to southwesterly change, which moved north along the NSW coast on Sunday night.
A long swell period of 11 seconds has also been forecast.
Surf Life Saving NSW lifesaving manager Matt Du Plessis urged the urging the public to be aware of the changing conditions.
“While three metres doesn’t sound especially large particularly when viewed in context of the swell seen along some parts of the coast two weekends ago we do encourage everyone to use common sense when they are in and around the water,” Mr Du Plessis said.
Winds and seas will gradually ease later on Monday and during Tuesday, the bureau said.
Hazardous surf conditions are expected to continue on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, a strong wind warning is current for Illawarra and South Coast coastal waters.
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