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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 Offshore wind reported 11 km from Te Araroa (light winds from the SE at Hicks Bay 11 km from Te Araroa). 0.5m 9 s period swell from E with 0.6m 4 s period wind swell from SSE
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47 km away, 45 min ago

Calm
2 km/h
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18.7
20.0
Air / Water (°C)
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Motu River Surf Forecast / East Cape / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Sunday 16 Dec 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 20.0 °C (Statistics for 16 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 18.2 max: 19.7 min: 16.4 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.3
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0.4
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0.2
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Period(s) (?)99109129891111101099675677756
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)1526921282635831692422081138670707994196394172887753
Wind
(km/h)
10
N
5
SSE
10
WNW
10
NNW
5
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10
WSW
20
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15
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10
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High Tide
/ height (m)

2:29AM
1.84

3:02PM
1.95
3:21AM
1.85

3:48PM
1.96

4:14AM
1.89
4:38PM
1.99

5:10AM
1.95
5:30PM
2.02

6:08AM
2.02
6:25PM
2.07

7:05AM
2.10

7:20PM
2.12
7:58AM
2.19

8:14PM
2.18
Low Tide
/ height (m)

8:32PM
0.72
8:38AM
0.77

9:18PM
0.71
9:31AM
0.80

10:06PM
0.69
10:26AM
0.80

10:58PM
0.67
11:21AM
0.78

11:52PM
0.63
12:16PM
0.74

12:46AM
0.58

1:12PM
0.69
1:38AM
0.52

2:07PM
0.63

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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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
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Sunset
8:28--8:29--8:29--8:30--8:30--8:30--8:30--8:31-
Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Sun afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Tue morning, min 15°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Sat morning. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Sat afternoon, min 16°C on Sat 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.