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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 glassy conditions at Cannibal Bay (calm at Papatowai wx 25 km from Cannibal Bay). 1.0m 13 s period swell from SW
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15.4
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Cannibal Bay Surf Forecast / Catlins / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Saturday 20 Jan 2018 NZDT

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 15.4 °C (Statistics for 20 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 12.5 max: 14.1 min: 10.7 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.8
SW
0.7
SW
0.8
SW
1.6
SW
1.4
SW
1.3
SSW
1.1
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
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1.1
SW
1
SW
0.9
SW
0.7
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0.8
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0.7
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1.1
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0.9
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0.9
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1.5
SSW
1.4
SW
1.3
SSW
Period(s) (?)1413121413121110111616151414131313151413161514
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)2181611879076135132931081196864773852002212051583575193412991199869682
Wind
(km/h)
10
NW
10
W
20
SSW
0
NNE
5
E
15
ENE
10
NE
5
NNE
10
ESE
5
N
10
N
10
NE
5
WNW
10
SSW
10
SSE
10
NE
0
NE
15
SW
15
SW
10
ESE
15
ENE
5
NNW
5
WNW
Wind State(?)offcross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)

5:58AM
2.28
6:10PM
2.25

6:35AM
2.27
6:50PM
2.23

7:15AM
2.25

7:34PM
2.22
7:59AM
2.22

8:23PM
2.21
8:51AM
2.21

9:20PM
2.20
9:49AM
2.20

10:21PM
2.22
10:52AM
2.22



Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:50PM
0.84
12:07PM
0.89

12:29AM
0.85
12:47PM
0.90

1:11AM
0.87

1:30PM
0.92
1:57AM
0.89

2:18PM
0.94
2:47AM
0.92

3:11PM
0.96
3:41AM
0.94

4:09PM
0.96

4:39AM
0.95



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)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
1921171615161519191827292117181627241913141718
Sunrise
-6:15--6:16--6:18--6:18--6:20--6:22--6:22---
Sunset
--9:27--9:27--9:25--9:24--9:23--9:22--9:22--
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Mon morning. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Tue morning, min 15°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Tue night. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Tue afternoon, min 13°C on Fri morning). 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.