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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 The wind is still cross-on at Dinner Plates (moderate winds from the SW at Invercargill 61 km from Dinner Plates). 3.8m 14 s period wind swell from SSW
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Dinner Plates Surf Forecast / Catlins / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Sunday 27 May 2018 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 12.0 °C (Statistics for 27 May 1981-2005 - mean: 10.3 max: 11.8 min: 8.2 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3.5
SW
3.5
SSW
2.3
SW
1.8
SW
1.6
SW
1.8
SSE
1.2
S
1.5
SSE
1.2
ESE
1
SW
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1.2
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1.6
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2.5
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3
E
2.5
E
Period(s) (?)1414141313101010121616151315141313111414677
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)47154692199111627776942843754265085324794544725073523162435411077519843787
Wind
(km/h)
30
SSW
35
SSW
20
S
10
SSE
10
SSE
5
E
5
N
5
SE
10
NE
10
NNE
5
E
10
NNE
10
NNE
5
NNE
15
NNE
15
N
15
NW
20
SW
5
SSE
30
E
35
E
35
ENE
30
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Wind State(?)cross-
on
ononononglassglasscross-
on
cross-
off
offglasscross-
off
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on
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High Tide
/ height (m)

12:40PM
2.19
1:00AM
2.16

1:24PM
2.19
1:42AM
2.14

2:06PM
2.18
2:23AM
2.11

2:48PM
2.15

3:04AM
2.07
3:30PM
2.11

3:47AM
2.02
4:13PM
2.06

4:30AM
1.96
4:57PM
2.00

5:14AM
1.90

Low Tide
/ height (m)


6:51PM
0.26
7:11AM
0.23

7:34PM
0.27
7:53AM
0.24

8:16PM
0.30
8:33AM
0.26

8:58PM
0.34
9:15AM
0.30

9:41PM
0.39
9:57AM
0.35

10:24PM
0.44
10:40AM
0.41

11:09PM
0.50
11:25AM
0.47

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)
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High °C
98777556567681010111310910101011
Low °C
877664464465591010117810101011
Chill °C (?)
5436535535647108912877668
Sunrise
8:11--8:12--8:14--8:15--8:15--8:17--8:18--8:18-
Sunset
-5:07--5:07--5:07--5:06--5:06--5:05--5:05--5:04
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Sun morning. Low air temperatures (max 9°C on Sun morning, min 4°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSW on Sun afternoon, calm by Tue morning).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 19mm), heaviest on Fri night. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Fri afternoon, min 5°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat morning, fresh winds from the E by Sat 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.