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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 offshore at Dinner Plates (light winds from the N at Passage Rock 49 km from Dinner Plates). 1.5m 15 s period swell from SW with 3.1m 8 s period wind swell from ENE
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49 km away, 1 h 37 min ago

Light
13 km/h
N
12.3
9.6
Air / Water (°C)
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Dinner Plates Surf Forecast / Catlins / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Thursday 17 Aug 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 9.6 °C (Statistics for 17 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 9.5 max: 10.8 min: 8.0 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)15151414151514131110981212131313141313161615
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)2663182573846006563963573315225362983924966379339331324581411224734112758
Wind
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15 NW15
20 WNW20
25 NNW25
25 NNW25
5 WNW5
25 E25
30 ESE30
25 ESE25
20 SE20
25 SE25
20 ESE20
20 E20
20 ENE20
15 ENE15
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10 NNW10
10 ESE10
15 NNE15
10 N10
10 N10
25 SW25
20 WNW20
20 NW20
Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
9:54AM
2.12

10:22PM
2.10
10:57AM
2.21

11:22PM
2.19
11:55AM
2.31

12:17AM
2.29

12:49PM
2.39
1:10AM
2.36

1:41PM
2.44
2:00AM
2.41

2:29PM
2.44
2:49AM
2.41

3:16PM
2.41

3:35AM
2.36

Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:10PM
0.34

4:37AM
0.23
5:11PM
0.26

5:37AM
0.13

6:08PM
0.17
6:32AM
0.03

7:01PM
0.10
7:24AM
-0.04

7:52PM
0.05
8:14AM
-0.06

8:40PM
0.04
9:02AM
-0.03

9:26PM
0.08
9:48AM
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)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
1010881387766656668951113645
Sunrise
7:43--7:41--7:39--7:37--7:35--7:33--7:31--7:31-
Sunset
-5:52--5:54--5:55--5:57--5:58--6:00--6:00--6:01
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Thu night. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Fri afternoon, min 8°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (light winds from the WNW on Fri afternoon, fresh winds from the E by Fri night).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Wed afternoon, min 5°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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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.