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Dinner Plates ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 5.0

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Dinner Plates Spot ID

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Dinner Plates

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Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 9.7 °C

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Friday, 4 September 2015, 13:32 Local time
Friday 04
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 9 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 45
WSW 50
W 45
WSW 40
Wind State cross cross cross cross

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Dinner Plates in Catlins is an exposed reef break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. Ideal winds are from the north. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south. There is no reef break. The location means that it never gets crowded. Sharks may be a hazard at this break.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Dinner Plates Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Passage Rock, 49 km from Dinner Plates.

light winds from the NW

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Current weather near Dinner Plates

Overall Dinner Plates Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Dinner Plates Location Map

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Tide stations nearest to Dinner Plates:

  • Closest tide station
    Waipapa Point
    8 mi
  • Second closest tide station
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    32 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    New River Entrance
    38 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Nugget Point
    41 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    45 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Dinner Plates:

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    112 mi
  • Second closest ski area
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    122 mi
  • Third closest ski area
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    124 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Snow Park/Snow Farm (New Zealand)
    124 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
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city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Dinner Plates:

  • Closest city location
    Invercargill (New Zealand)
    37 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Dunedin (New Zealand)
    90 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Timaru (New Zealand)
    191 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Christchurch (New Zealand)
    280 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Nelson (New Zealand)
    429 mi
Dinner Plates break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Dinner Plates, Catlins. Use the tab navigation above to view Dinner Plates sea temperature, Dinner Plates photographs, Dinner Plates detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Dinner Plates webcams, current wind from Catlins live weather stations and Dinner Plates tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Dinner Plates.