Dinner Plates Spot ID
Photo credit: Mick
Reliability: very consistent
Best: Swell S | Wind N
Sea Temperature Today is: 13.6 °C
Dinner Plates in Catlins is an exposed reef break that has very consistent waves and works all around the year. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. No reef break here. A remote wave spot that never gets crowded. Be warned that sharks have been sighted.
Overall Dinner Plates Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February
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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.