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Cannibal Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Crowds: 4.5
Camping: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Cannibal Bay (calm at Tokoiti 41 km from Cannibal Bay). 1.2m 11 s period swell from E with an additional 1.2m 13 s period swell from SW
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41 km away, 48 min ago

Calm
2 km/h
SSE
5.7
12.1
Air / Water (°C)
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Cannibal Bay Surf Forecast / Catlins / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Thursday 18 Jul 2019 NZST

Cannibal Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Cannibal Bay sea temperature is 12.1 °C (Statistics for 18 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 9.3 max: 10.7 min: 7.9 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1
SW
1
E
0.8
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
E
1.4
ESE
2
E
1.9
E
2.3
E
2.5
ENE
2.3
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2.1
E
1.9
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1.8
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2
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2.2
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2.2
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2.4
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2
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2.1
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2.5
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3
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Period(s) (?)13111414106810101010101010101010101110111515
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)33626522128017113556766010691538115692672466981691794210641155819100730003505
Wind
(km/h)
10
NNE
5
NW
10
SW
10
SSE
20
SE
20
ESE
20
E
20
E
25
ENE
30
NE
10
NW
5
SSE
5
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5
N
25
NE
25
NE
15
NNE
20
NE
15
NNE
10
N
10
NE
10
N
10
NNW
Wind State(?)cross-
off
offcrosscross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrossoffcross-
on
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cross-
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crosscrosscross-
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crosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

4:23AM
2.30
4:48PM
2.32

4:59AM
2.27
5:24PM
2.28

5:36AM
2.23
6:00PM
2.24

6:15AM
2.19

6:38PM
2.19
6:57AM
2.16

7:21PM
2.15
7:44AM
2.13

8:10PM
2.12
8:38AM
2.12

9:06PM
2.11

Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:20PM
0.90
10:40AM
0.84

10:58PM
0.92
11:19AM
0.87

11:36PM
0.96
11:57AM
0.92

12:14AM
1.00

12:37PM
0.97
12:54AM
1.04

1:20PM
1.02
1:38AM
1.08

2:06PM
1.06
2:28AM
1.11

2:56PM
1.09

3:23AM
1.11

Note: the tide data above is for Nugget Point, New Zealand which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Cannibal Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Cannibal Bay blow from the NW.
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
879810109910871088109811651067
Chill °C (?)
88777787779987786855865
Sunrise
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Sunset
--5:17--5:19--5:20--5:21--5:22--5:22--5:23--
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 17mm), heaviest on Sat afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 11°C on Sat night, min 7°C on Fri morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NE on Sun afternoon, calm by Mon morning).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 11°C on Tue night, min 5°C on Thu morning). Winds increasing (calm on Mon night, fresh winds from the NE by Tue afternoon).

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Information about the Cannibal Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Cannibal Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Cannibal Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Cannibal Bay surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Cannibal Bay) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Cannibal Bay may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Cannibal Bay is 88 km (55 miles) from Dunedin. If you plan a holiday in Catlins, look for hotels and other accommodation in Dunedin. Dunedin has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.