The hefty waves might seem appealing but only the most experienced surfers need fish out their wetsuits tomorrow.
Dangerous surf conditions are expected to hit the Illawarra coastline, sparking a warning from surf lifesavers to steer clear of the water.
Big swells of up to 6m are predicted, resulting in extremely risky conditions at coastal beaches and cliffs, rock shelves and bar-crossings, the Bureau of Meteorology has advised.
Surf Life Saving NSW spokesman Dean Storey said patrols and emergency callout teams down the coastline were on high alert.
“We’re potentially looking at a reasonable storm event,’’ he said.
“We’d advise people (to) stay out of the water and away from rock platforms and headlands until these conditions moderate.’’
There is a strong chance many patrolled areas will be closed, and storm damage and beach erosion could effect some coastal areas.
The rough conditions are expected to hang around until Sunday.
SLSNSW is advising people to only swim between the red and yellow flags, avoid rock fishing on the open coastline and refrain from surfing if inexperienced.
Boaties should check the forecast before heading out, seek advice from NSW Maritime and always wear a lifejacket.
Visit www.beachsafe.org.au for more information on patrolled beaches.