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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 Still cross-shore at Cannibal Bay (fresh winds from the SW at Kaka Point RD 1 Balclutha wx 10 km from Cannibal Bay). 4.9m 12 s period wind swell from SW is too big
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Actual: 54 min ago

Strong
37.8 km/h
SW
Cross-Shore
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Cannibal Bay Surf Forecast / Catlins / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Saturday 21 Apr 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 13.6 °C (Statistics for 21 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 11.2 max: 12.5 min: 9.9 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3.5
SW
3.5
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3
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3
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2.4
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2.5
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2.3
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1.4
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1.8
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3
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1.7
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0.9
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0.6
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0.5
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1.2
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1
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1.4
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1.1
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Period(s) (?)1212121212111011101011121415131211101014141514
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)31963082264921311594157698328436348473822932352290610585282057848549404868514
Wind
(km/h)
40
WSW
35
WSW
30
WSW
30
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25
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20
WNW
15
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25
W
25
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25
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5
WNW
15
NNW
10
N
5
NNE
10
NNW
10
NNW
5
SW
20
WSW
20
W
15
SW
15
NE
Wind State(?)cross-
off
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off
cross-
off
cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

7:27PM
2.34
7:54AM
2.28

8:33PM
2.30
9:04AM
2.26

9:41PM
2.30
10:12AM
2.29

10:46PM
2.32
11:13AM
2.34

11:45PM
2.37

12:09PM
2.40
12:38AM
2.42






Low Tide
/ height (m)

1:43AM
0.89

2:15PM
0.83
2:47AM
0.91

3:21PM
0.83

3:54AM
0.91
4:26PM
0.81

5:00AM
0.86
5:27PM
0.76

5:59AM
0.80

6:23PM
0.72
6:51AM
0.75





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)
25-----4------2-17-14---
High °C
10910111014171413131011121215181514121111119
Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
65787131713111179121115181514129998
Sunrise
--7:26--7:28--7:28--7:30--7:31--7:33--7:33--
Sunset
5:52--5:51--5:49--5:47--5:45--5:44--5:43--5:40-
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Sat night. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Mon afternoon, min 9°C on Sat afternoon). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WSW on Sat afternoon, light winds from the WNW by Mon night).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 24mm), heaviest during Thu night. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Thu afternoon, min 9°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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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.