Dangerous Surf To Slam Into NSW Coast

Boat owners, skippers and rock fishers are being warned to expect dangerous surf conditions along much of the NSW coast.

The Bureau of Meteorology says surf and swell conditions will develop on Wednesday afternoon and into the evening.

These are expected to create hazardous conditions for rock fishing, boating and swimming along the Macquarie, Hunter, Sydney, Illawarra, Batemans and Eden coasts, the BOM said.

A marine wind warning for gale force winds is also forecast for the Eden coast and a strong wind warning is in place for Sydney closed waters, and the Macquarie, Hunter, Sydney, Illawarra and Batemans coasts.

Roads and Maritime Services is reminding boaters to take extra care and be aware of the risk of hypothermia.

RMS also advises skippers and owners of small craft to check weather conditions before they consider crossing a coastal bar or heading offshore.

Those already on the water should carry appropriate safety equipment and wear a life-jacket.