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Motu River ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Motu River Surf Forecast / East Cape / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Tuesday 20 Feb 2018 NZDT

Motu River surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Motu River sea temperature is 23.5 °C (Statistics for 20 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 20.5 max: 21.6 min: 19.0 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.8
N
2.5
NNW
1.7
NNW
1.3
NNW
1
N
1.3
NW
1.2
NW
0.8
NNW
0.3
ENE
0.5
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.5
E
0.3
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0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.2
NNW
1
NNE
0.8
NE
1.2
N
1.6
N
1.1
NW
0.8
ENE
1.4
WNW
Period(s) (?)6887756691010910109186666685
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)24778433918692891024616573144223128306045981588684102
Wind
(km/h)
25
N
20
WNW
15
WNW
20
NW
10
WSW
20
WNW
15
WNW
15
SE
5
SSE
15
NW
5
ENE
5
NNE
10
N
10
NE
15
NNE
15
N
15
NNE
15
N
20
NNW
20
NNW
10
WSW
20
WNW
15
W
Wind State(?)oncross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
ononononcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

11:13PM
1.91
11:45AM
1.96

11:58PM
1.91
12:29PM
1.95

12:49AM
1.91

1:17PM
1.95
1:43AM
1.92

2:08PM
1.95
2:41AM
1.94

3:05PM
1.96
3:46AM
1.97

4:09PM
1.98

4:54AM
2.03


Low Tide
/ height (m)
5:16PM
0.41

5:29AM
0.45
6:00PM
0.41

6:14AM
0.49
6:46PM
0.42

7:04AM
0.53

7:35PM
0.45
8:00AM
0.57

8:28PM
0.48
9:01AM
0.60

9:27PM
0.50
10:05AM
0.60

10:30PM
0.49
11:08AM
0.58


Note: the tide data above is for Omaio Bay (Motunui Island), New Zealand which is 9 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Motu River.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Motu River blow from the S.
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Summary
rain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearrisk thund- derrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsclearsome clouds
Rain (mm)
410---21-----22--222183--
High °C
2323232321212117222219222219232321222321202219
Low °C
2321212218202016202017212119212220212220182218
Chill °C (?)
2323232321212116222219222219232321222321202219
Sunrise
--6:45--6:46--6:47--6:48--6:48--6:50--6:50--
Sunset
8:00--8:00--7:59--7:57--7:55--7:54--7:52--7:52-
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 17mm), heaviest on Tue night. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Tue afternoon, min 16°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NNW on Tue night, calm by Thu afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 31mm), heaviest during Mon night. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Sun morning, min 18°C on Tue morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Motu River Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Motu River provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Motu River can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Motu River 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 (Motu River) 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 Motu River 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.

Motu River is 55 km (34 miles) from Whakatane. If you plan a holiday in East Cape, look for hotels and other accommodation in Whakatane. Whakatane has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.