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 Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Catlins, New Zealand)

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Dinner Plates Spot ID:

Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.0 °C

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Saturday, 28 March 2015, 08:07 Local time

Saturday 28
4AM 7AM 10AM 1PM
Wave (m) 2.1
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 20
E 25
ENE 15
ENE 20
Wind State cross cross-

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Dinner Plates in Catlins is an exposed reef break that has very reliable surf and works all around the year. The best wind direction is from the north. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. There is no reef break. An unrowded break, even when it is working. Be wary of sharks, they are not unknown here.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Dinner Plates Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Invercargill, 61 km from Dinner Plates.

light winds from the SSE

Air temperature
12.0 °C

Current weather near Dinner Plates

Overall Dinner Plates Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Dinner Plates:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Porpoise Bay 2 mi
Second closest break Papatowai 23 mi
Third closest break Long Point 27 mi
Fourth closest break Purakaunui Bay 30 mi
Fifth closest break Catlins River Mouth 36 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Dinner Plates:

Closest wave buoy SW Hawaii Buoy 4861 mi
Second closest wave buoy W Hawaii Buoy 4914 mi
Third closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 5156 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 5218 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy N Hawaii 1 Buoy 5373 mi

Tide stations nearest to Dinner Plates:

Closest tide station Waipapa Point 8 mi
Second closest tide station Bluff Harbour 32 mi
Third closest tide station New River Entrance 38 mi
Fourth closest tide station Nugget Point 41 mi
Fifth closest tide station Oban 45 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Dinner Plates:

Closest ski area Remarkables (New Zealand) 112 mi
Second closest ski area Coronet Peak (New Zealand) 122 mi
Third closest ski area Cardrona (New Zealand) 124 mi
Fourth closest ski area Snow Park/Snow Farm (New Zealand) 124 mi
Fifth closest ski area Snow Park (New Zealand) 124 mi

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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.


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