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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 The wind is still cross-off at Cannibal Bay (light winds from the W at Kaka Point RD 1 Balclutha wx 10 km from Cannibal Bay). 2.6m 9 s period swell from ENE with an additional 0.7m 13 s period swell from SW
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14.8 km/h
W
Cross-Off
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Cannibal Bay Surf Forecast / Catlins / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Monday 16 Jul 2018 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 10.3 °C (Statistics for 16 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 (?)
2.5
ENE
1.9
ENE
1.8
ENE
1.5
ENE
1.3
ENE
1.1
ENE
1
ENE
0.9
ENE
1.2
ENE
1.1
ENE
0.9
SSW
0.7
SW
1
SW
1.1
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
ENE
1.5
ENE
2.5
SW
1.8
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.1
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1
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1
NE
Period(s) (?)99101010101011201918171717161617788889
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)117758565347833323219418345950653428857370242128755368939221514913099
Wind
(km/h)
20
NE
15
WNW
20
W
15
WNW
15
WNW
10
NW
5
NNE
10
N
5
NNW
5
SSW
10
NW
10
N
5
NNE
15
N
20
N
20
NE
10
NNW
35
SW
25
WSW
15
WNW
10
NW
15
ENE
20
NE
Wind State(?)crosscross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offglassoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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off
cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
5:43PM
2.56

6:05AM
2.52

6:36PM
2.49
7:02AM
2.45

7:32PM
2.41
8:02AM
2.38

8:32PM
2.33
9:05AM
2.31

9:35PM
2.28
10:07AM
2.27

10:35PM
2.25
11:06AM
2.26

11:31PM
2.24
12:00PM
2.26


Low Tide
/ height (m)

11:55PM
0.62

12:24PM
0.56
12:50AM
0.69

1:19PM
0.66
1:46AM
0.78

2:16PM
0.77
2:45AM
0.87

3:13PM
0.88

3:45AM
0.94
4:12PM
0.97

4:45AM
0.98
5:11PM
1.03

5:42AM
0.99

6:09PM
1.04

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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Summary
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Rain (mm)
-2--------------511----
High °C
11101112101012910119101212131412887776
Low °C
1099118811871088121012128786676
Chill °C (?)
99910891271011891210111310454542
Sunrise
--8:17--8:17--8:15--8:15--8:14--8:12--8:11--
Sunset
5:15--5:15--5:16--5:17--5:19--5:20--5:21--5:22-
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Cool air temperatures (max 12°C on Tue afternoon, min 7°C on Thu morning). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Sat afternoon, min 6°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNE on Fri afternoon, strong winds from the SW by Sat night).

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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.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.