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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 (calm at Passage Rock 49 km from Dinner Plates). 1.7m 11 s period swell from E with an additional 1.3m 13 s period swell from SW
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49 km away, 4 h 9 min ago

Calm
4 km/h
NE
7.3
11.8
Air / Water (°C)
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Dinner Plates Surf Forecast / Catlins / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Monday 26 Jun 2017 NZST

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 11.8 °C (Statistics for 26 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 9.7 max: 11.5 min: 8.5 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)1111111514131313131313161615141499108151410
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)4915664821968159511028027326335043578341115115597883713411319482614975731352
Wind
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25 N25
20 WSW20
10 W10
15 NNW15
10 NW10
10 SW10
5 NNE5
10 NNE10
15 NE15
15 NE15
25 ENE25
30 ENE30
15 N15
15 SE15
35 SE35
25 SSE25
35 SSE35
25 SSE25
15 SSW15
35 S35
30 SSW30
5 S5
10 ENE10
Wind State(?)offcross-
on
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glass
High Tide
/ height (m)

4:22AM
2.39
4:55PM
2.41

5:18AM
2.31
5:51PM
2.31

6:14AM
2.21

6:48PM
2.19
7:13AM
2.11

7:45PM
2.09
8:11AM
2.03

8:42PM
2.01
9:10AM
1.97

9:36PM
1.96
10:06AM
1.94

10:29PM
1.93

Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:12PM
0.04
10:37AM
-0.04

11:08PM
0.11
11:34AM
0.06

12:04AM
0.20

12:30PM
0.18
1:01AM
0.30

1:28PM
0.30
1:59AM
0.38

2:26PM
0.40
2:56AM
0.44

3:23PM
0.46

3:51AM
0.47
4:18PM
0.50

4:42AM
0.48

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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moderate rain
partially cloudy
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light rain
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
7----------2--1515-351--
High °C
91010899991089991091010101010887
Low °C
8998898887899991091099887
Chill °C (?)
68867897856567567786455
Sunrise
-8:29--8:29--8:29--8:29--8:29--8:29--8:29---
Sunset
--5:02--5:04--5:04--5:05--5:05--5:06--5:06--
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Cool air temperatures (max 10°C on Tue morning, min 7°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 32mm), heaviest during Sun morning. Cool air temperatures (max 10°C on Sat morning, min 7°C on Tue morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSE on Sat night, calm by Mon night).

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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.