Cold front, big seas

Swell conditions for surfers.

Swell conditions for surfers.

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting a cold front from the Southern Ocean will reach the Eden Coast Monday night with a gusty southwest change forecast to move up the coast during Tuesday.

Increasing south to southwesterly winds and dangerous surf conditions are expected along the coast as another low develops over the Tasman Sea and deepens Tuesday night and Wednesday.

Seas of up to 4 metres and swell of up to 4 metres are expected.

Surfers have been relishing the conditions at  Pambula Rivermouth but anglers are being warned to be careful.

A rock fisherman died over the weekend at Maroubra and this follows the deaths of two fishermen in eight days, one at Kiama on August 15, the second at North  Curl Curl on Saturday (August 23).

Large and powerful surf conditions especially Tuesday afternoon and evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Check local conditions before planning a fishing trip by going to BOM district forecasts at www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/map.shtml

Also check out the links and safety advice on BOM's dedicated rock-fishing weather page.

Whenever you fish:

* choose a safe spot

* don't fish alone

* wear non-slip shoes

* wear a life jacket

* never turn your back on the sea.

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