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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Motu River (calm at Opotiki wx 32 km from Motu River). 1.5m 11 s period swell from ENE
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32 km away, 52 min ago

Calm
2.6 km/h
W
19.7
14.1
Air / Water (°C)
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Motu River Surf Forecast / East Cape / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Saturday 22 Sep 2018 NZST

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 14.1 °C (Statistics for 22 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 14.9 max: 15.8 min: 13.9 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.5
ENE
1.3
ENE
1.2
ENE
1.1
ENE
1
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.8
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1.4
WNW
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2.2
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0.3
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0.3
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0.3
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0.2
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0.2
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0.2
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0.2
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Period(s) (?)11101010109996767776610121211111111
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)48938929221417214912498115693895095234803111821242410999
Wind
(km/h)
15
SE
15
SE
10
SSE
5
SSE
10
WNW
0
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15
WSW
15
WNW
20
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25
WSW
25
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25
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30
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25
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WSW
15
SSW
15
NW
10
NE
5
NNW
10
NNW
5
S
10
WSW
10
WNW
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
crossglasscross-
off
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on
crosscross-
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crosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

5:07PM
1.85

5:14AM
1.81
5:51PM
1.88

6:01AM
1.85

6:32PM
1.91
6:45AM
1.88

7:11PM
1.94
7:27AM
1.91

7:50PM
1.95
8:08AM
1.94

8:31PM
1.96
8:49AM
1.95

9:13PM
1.95
9:31AM
1.96

Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:45AM
0.68

11:11PM
0.68
11:31AM
0.63

11:57PM
0.62

12:13PM
0.58
12:41AM
0.56

12:55PM
0.53
1:23AM
0.49

1:36PM
0.49
2:05AM
0.43

2:19PM
0.46
2:46AM
0.40

3:03PM
0.45

3:28AM
0.38

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
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
1214121515101214910131013149111210121181112
Chill °C (?)
13141417171414151310119131510121391212111011
Sunrise
5:58--5:58--5:56--5:54--5:52--5:50--5:50--5:48-
Sunset
-6:05--6:06--6:07--6:07--6:08--6:09--6:10--6:10
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 22mm), heaviest during Mon night. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Sun morning, min 9°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Wed afternoon, min 8°C on Fri night). 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.