Redhead, Catherine Hill Bay beaches closed

No Australia Day celebrations for Redhead beach. Picture: Peter StoopUPDATE:Newcastle City Council has announced that Nobbys, Newcastle, Bar and Merewether beaches will also be closed on Monday due to dangerous surf conditions.

Hunter: Nobbys, Newcastle, Bar, Merewether & Redhead Beach are closed due to dangerous surf conditions. #AustraliaDay#swimbetweentheflags

— Beachwatch NSW (@BeachwatchNSW) January 25, 2015Redhead and Catherine Hill Bay beaches have been closed for Australia Day due to dangerous conditions.

Council’s acting beach lifeguard team leader Darren Hooey has asked beachgoers to avoid the areas.

“Strong currents are creating hazardous conditions at Redhead and Catherine Hill Bay causing lifeguards to close the beaches,” he said.

“Lifeguards will monitor the situation and will advise the community as required.”

Caves and Blacksmiths beaches are open.

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