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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 clean conditions at Dinner Plates (calm at CBD ICC Invercargill wx 59 km from Dinner Plates). no significant swell
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Dinner Plates Surf Forecast / Catlins / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Monday 16 Jul 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 10.7 °C (Statistics for 16 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 9.7 max: 11.2 min: 8.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.7
SW
0.8
SW
2.1
W
0.6
SW
0.9
WSW
1.2
SW
1.1
SW
1.2
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.7
SW
1.7
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2.2
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2.2
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1.8
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1.5
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2.1
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2.5
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2.5
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2.1
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1.7
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1.5
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0.9
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Period(s) (?)13136148141422201918171717161817151413121211
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)1631933011161175814161348178319821777162427812599165410682275180829031474888625185
Wind
(km/h)
10
NE
20
WNW
35
WNW
20
NW
20
NW
15
NNW
10
NNW
15
NNE
10
NNW
10
WNW
10
NNW
15
N
10
NNW
20
NNE
25
NNE
20
NE
20
WSW
30
SW
25
WSW
10
NW
10
N
20
ENE
25
NE
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
offoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
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cross-
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cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)


5:20AM
2.37
5:53PM
2.36

6:18AM
2.28

6:50PM
2.25
7:18AM
2.18

7:50PM
2.14
8:19AM
2.09

8:49PM
2.05
9:21AM
2.02

9:48PM
1.99
10:20AM
1.99

10:44PM
1.96
11:14AM
1.98

11:34PM
1.95
Low Tide
/ height (m)

11:09PM
0.07
11:36AM
0.01

12:06AM
0.14

12:34PM
0.12
1:04AM
0.23

1:33PM
0.24
2:04AM
0.31

2:34PM
0.35

3:05AM
0.38
3:35PM
0.43

4:03AM
0.42
4:33PM
0.47

4:58AM
0.43
5:25PM
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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Summary
cloudysome cloudsclearsome cloudsclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudscloudyrain shwrslight rainlight rainclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
12111111101012119119101312131312887786
Low °C
111010118711771088121111138785576
Chill °C (?)
1198978119810781210111110444552
Sunrise
--8:21--8:19--8:18--8:18--8:18--8:17--8:15--
Sunset
5:16--5:17--5:19--5:20--5:21--5:22--5:22--5:24-
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 12°C on Mon afternoon, min 7°C on Wed morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WNW on Tue morning, light winds from the NNW by Thu morning).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Fri afternoon, min 5°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SSW on Sat night, light winds from the N by Mon morning).

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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.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.