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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 Calm condsitions have become offshore at Cannibal Bay (light winds from the NW at Kaka Point RD 1 Balclutha wx 10 km from Cannibal Bay). 2.2m 18 s period swell from SSW
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Actual: 29 min ago

Light
11.1 km/h
NW
Offshore
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Cannibal Bay Surf Forecast / Catlins / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Saturday 22 Sep 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 11.6 °C (Statistics for 22 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 9.2 max: 10.5 min: 8.0 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.9
SW
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1.8
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1.9
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1.6
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4.5
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2.5
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1.9
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1.2
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Period(s) (?)181716161515141416159141616141313121211111111
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)22641907165115321520170810311402532432834102561833213798886994976493271621281531889337275
Wind
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15
W
10
SW
10
N
20
NW
20
WSW
10
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15
NW
35
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20
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30
WNW
40
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45
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35
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25
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15
WNW
10
NW
5
NNE
15
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15
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15
NNE
Wind State(?)cross-
off
crosscross-
off
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off
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offcross-
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High Tide
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1:18PM
2.25
1:35AM
2.26

1:56PM
2.29
2:12AM
2.31

2:32PM
2.34
2:47AM
2.35

3:08PM
2.37

3:22AM
2.39
3:43PM
2.39

3:59AM
2.41
4:20PM
2.40

4:39AM
2.40
4:59PM
2.38

5:22AM
2.38

Low Tide
/ height (m)


7:31PM
0.93
7:49AM
0.86

8:07PM
0.86
8:26AM
0.80

8:42PM
0.81
9:01AM
0.77

9:17PM
0.77
9:38AM
0.75

9:54PM
0.75
10:16AM
0.76

10:33PM
0.76
10:58AM
0.78

11:16PM
0.78
11:42AM
0.83

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
141511138887699645567691091014
Low °C
10138127467468444467361061014
Chill °C (?)
1315101156523550-3-101338106813
Sunrise
6:30--6:28--6:26--6:24--6:22--6:20--6:18--6:16-
Sunset
-6:37--6:37--6:39--6:40--6:42--6:44--6:45--6:45
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 21mm), heaviest during Sun afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Sat afternoon, min 4°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat afternoon, strong winds from the W by Tue afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 19mm), heaviest on Wed morning. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Sat afternoon, min 3°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the WSW on Tue night, calm by Fri 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.