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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 Surf Forecast / Catlins / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Thursday 22 Feb 2018 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 17.2 °C (Statistics for 22 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 12.8 max: 14.4 min: 11.0 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.1
E
1.7
ESE
1.4
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1.8
SW
3
SW
3
SW
2.5
SW
2.5
SSW
2.2
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1.7
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0.8
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0.8
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0.8
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0.9
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0.8
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1.4
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1.6
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1.7
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1.7
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2.5
SW
2.5
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.6
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Period(s) (?)1110107910111111111215141413121111117989
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)1009634341330133121161661144712046381772762483042285375517186627161145528395
Wind
(km/h)
15
SSW
20
WSW
30
WSW
30
W
35
W
30
WSW
25
WSW
20
W
10
WSW
25
NW
30
NW
40
NNW
15
N
20
NE
5
NE
10
NNE
15
NNW
5
SSE
15
WSW
35
SW
30
WSW
15
NW
15
NNW
Wind State(?)cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
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cross-
off
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off
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High Tide
/ height (m)

7:37AM
1.98

8:05PM
1.99
8:36AM
1.95

9:10PM
1.99
9:41AM
1.95

10:18PM
2.04
10:47AM
2.01

11:24PM
2.13
11:51AM
2.11

12:25AM
2.24
12:49PM
2.23

1:22AM
2.36

1:43PM
2.35
2:15AM
2.45

Low Tide
/ height (m)
1:23AM
0.41

1:51PM
0.44
2:23AM
0.45

2:50PM
0.45
3:26AM
0.46

3:57PM
0.41

4:34AM
0.42
5:04PM
0.32

5:39AM
0.34
6:07PM
0.20

6:40AM
0.23

7:04PM
0.07
7:35AM
0.12

7:58PM
-0.04

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)
31-233------1-112-4752--
High °C
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Low °C
1112131314141214161519211618171517141413131110
Chill °C (?)
101112121213111517162222211919181817131111118
Sunrise
-7:07--7:09--7:09--7:11--7:13--7:15--7:16---
Sunset
--8:45--8:44--8:42--8:39--8:37--8:36--8:35--
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 12mm), heaviest on Fri morning. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Sun morning, min 11°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (light winds from the WSW on Sat afternoon, fresh winds from the NW by Sun morning).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 32mm), heaviest during Mon afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Sun afternoon, min 10°C on Thu morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NNW on Sun afternoon, calm by Mon 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.