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Motunau Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Motunau Beach (moderate winds from the NE at SHIP3877 19 km from Motunau Beach). no significant swell
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19 km away, 2 h 15 min ago

Moderate
20 km/h
NE
11.8
13.5
Air / Water (°C)
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Motunau Beach Surf Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Wednesday 14 Nov 2018 NZDT

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

Today's Motunau Beach sea temperature is 13.5 °C (Statistics for 14 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 11.7 max: 12.6 min: 10.7 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6
ENE
0.4
SSW
0.5
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0.9
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.3
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0.5
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0.4
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0.8
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0.7
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0.3
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0.9
SSW
1.1
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1.3
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2.3
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2.5
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2.3
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2.3
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2.2
SSE
2.5
SSE
2.4
SSE
Period(s) (?)1016155691099571564679101111111212
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)6984109423534164431344742662080181944128311881208106615961570
Wind
(km/h)
10
N
20
NE
25
ENE
5
NW
5
NW
10
N
15
NW
15
WSW
20
SSE
5
E
25
NE
25
ENE
15
N
30
SSW
15
SW
10
S
35
SSW
30
SSW
20
SSW
25
S
20
SSE
10
SSW
10
WSW
Wind State(?)offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassoffcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)
10:13PM
1.57
10:37AM
1.67

11:02PM
1.54
11:25AM
1.64

11:50PM
1.52
12:12PM
1.62

12:37AM
1.52
12:57PM
1.61

1:23AM
1.53

1:42PM
1.61
2:07AM
1.55

2:26PM
1.62
2:51AM
1.60

3:10PM
1.64
3:36AM
1.66

Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:19AM
0.32
4:55PM
0.33

5:08AM
0.36
5:43PM
0.35

5:56AM
0.38
6:29PM
0.36

6:43AM
0.39

7:14PM
0.36
7:28AM
0.38

7:58PM
0.34
8:14AM
0.37

8:40PM
0.32
8:59AM
0.33

9:23PM
0.28

Note: the tide data above is for Fields which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Motunau Beach.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Motunau Beach blow from the NNE.
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
12161615212317161411151717121311111110101198
Low °C
111515131723131512101216131112910119101098
Chill °C (?)
1215151521231615131013171791298877876
Sunrise
-5:54--5:54--5:52--5:52--5:50--5:50--5:50---
Sunset
--8:29--8:30--8:30--8:32--8:34--8:35--8:36--
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Thu afternoon, min 10°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu morning, fresh winds from the ENE by Sat morning).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Sat night. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Sat afternoon, min 8°C on Wed morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSW on Mon morning, light winds from the SSW by Tue night).

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Information about the Motunau Beach Surf forecast

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

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