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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

Overall: 4.0

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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: 11.2 °C

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Saturday, 22 October 2016, 09:08 Local time
Saturday 22
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 13 13 13 14
Wind (km/h) 15
NNW 15
NW 10
SW 10
Wind State cross-

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Dinner Plates in Catlins is an exposed reef break that is often working and works all around the year. Offshore winds are from the north. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction 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

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Dinner Plates Tide Times and Tide Chart

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At Passage Rock, 49 km from Dinner Plates.

moderate winds from the SW

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Overall Dinner Plates Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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  • The closest passenger airport to Dinner Plates is Invercargill Airport (IVC) in New Zealand, 62 km (39 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Dinner Plates is Dunedin Airport (DUD), also in New Zealand, 123 km (76 miles) away.
  • Third is Alexandra Airport (ALR) in New Zealand, 165 km (102 miles) away.
  • Manapouri Airport (TEU) in New Zealand is 165 km (102 miles) away.
  • Queenstown Airport (ZQN), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Dinner Plates and is 185 km (115 miles) away.
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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.