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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing glassy conditions at Dinner Plates (light winds from the W at Greenhills 58 km from Dinner Plates). 2.4m 12 s period swell from SW
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Dinner Plates Surf Forecast / Catlins / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Tuesday 12 Dec 2017 NZDT

Dinner Plates surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Dinner Plates sea temperature is 15.5 °C (Statistics for 12 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 11.3 max: 12.8 min: 10.1 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3
SW
3
SW
2.4
SW
2
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.6
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.1
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0.6
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0.6
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0.6
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0.7
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1.3
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1.6
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2.1
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1.8
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1.6
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1.3
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4
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Period(s) (?)14131312111110108--5111214141514131312128
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)3159325718241119891584150226500023781544046861154115014359877065031866
Wind
(km/h)
25
W
35
W
5
W
20
SE
15
SSE
10
E
15
ENE
15
ESE
10
NE
20
NNW
15
NNW
0
SSE
15
E
20
E
20
NW
25
WSW
25
WSW
20
W
25
W
15
WSW
10
NW
35
NNW
55
SSE
Wind State(?)crosscrosscrosscross-
on
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High Tide
/ height (m)
10:47AM
2.07

11:15PM
2.05
11:41AM
2.05

12:09AM
2.05
12:30PM
2.04

12:56AM
2.06

1:14PM
2.04
1:39AM
2.08

1:56PM
2.05
2:20AM
2.09

2:35PM
2.05
2:59AM
2.11

3:14PM
2.05
3:39AM
2.11


Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:02PM
0.36

5:29AM
0.37
5:55PM
0.36

6:19AM
0.38
6:43PM
0.35

7:07AM
0.38

7:26PM
0.34
7:49AM
0.38

8:06PM
0.32
8:29AM
0.37

8:45PM
0.31
9:08AM
0.37

9:24PM
0.31
9:48AM
0.38

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Dinner Plates blow from the N.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
--44-----35------12-374
High °C
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Low °C
121310101081217131614121419161515111214101110
Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
5:43--5:43--5:43--5:43--5:43--5:43--5:45--5:45-
Sunset
-9:30--9:30--9:31--9:32--9:34--9:35--9:35--9:36
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Fri morning. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Fri morning, min 8°C on Wed night). Mainly fresh winds.Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 17mm), heaviest on Tue morning. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Sat night, min 10°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the E on Fri night, near gales from the SSE by Tue afternoon).

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Information about the Dinner Plates Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Dinner Plates provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Dinner Plates can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Dinner Plates 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 (Dinner Plates) 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 Dinner Plates 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.

Ding Dangs is 2 km (1 miles) from the city of Mossel Bay. If you plan a holiday in Garden Route, look for hotels and other accommodation in Mossel Bay. Mossel Bay has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.