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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 Continuing clean conditions at Motunau Beach (calm at Port Robinson 28 km from Motunau Beach). 0.9m 9 s period swell from ENE with an additional 0.8m 15 s period swell from S , plus 0.7m 6 s period wind swell from SSW
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28 km away, 1 h 41 min ago

Calm
2 km/h
SW
8.3
10.7
Air / Water (°C)
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Motunau Beach Surf Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Monday 24 Sep 2018 NZST

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 10.7 °C (Statistics for 24 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 9.9 max: 11.0 min: 8.9 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.7
ENE
1.5
SSW
3.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
1.3
S
4
S
4
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3.5
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3
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2.5
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2.2
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1.9
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1.8
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1.7
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1.5
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1.2
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0.8
SSE
0.5
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0.3
SSE
0.6
W
0.8
SSW
0.8
S
0.5
S
Period(s) (?)10588815151514141312121212121111103887
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)9410515291057212635661025229337624521534103996481959439716457207818425
Wind
(km/h)
15
E
35
SW
40
SW
15
WSW
15
WNW
25
SW
25
SSW
20
WSW
10
W
20
SE
10
NNE
5
NW
15
E
20
NW
20
N
15
NNW
20
N
25
N
30
NNW
25
WSW
10
NNE
20
NE
15
NNW
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crossononcross-
on
crosscrossoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)


4:25AM
1.64
4:48PM
1.70

5:09AM
1.66
5:31PM
1.70

5:53AM
1.67

6:16PM
1.68
6:39AM
1.68

7:02PM
1.67
7:27AM
1.70

7:50PM
1.66
8:16AM
1.72

8:41PM
1.65
9:09AM
1.74

9:34PM
1.66
Low Tide
/ height (m)

10:18PM
0.28
10:34AM
0.26

11:00PM
0.27
11:19AM
0.26

11:43PM
0.26

12:04PM
0.26
12:27AM
0.26

12:51PM
0.26
1:13AM
0.26

1:40PM
0.26
2:01AM
0.25

2:31PM
0.26
2:51AM
0.24

3:25PM
0.25

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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Summary
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Rain (mm)
1142--------------------
High °C
108812991091111912139171915181915141512
Low °C
9771278969968128121813151610111411
Chill °C (?)
844107676109712126161914171813131411
Sunrise
--6:11--6:09--6:07--6:05--6:03--6:03--6:01--
Sunset
6:25--6:27--6:28--6:29--6:30--6:30--6:32--6:34-
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 17mm), heaviest on Mon afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 12°C on Tue afternoon, min 6°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the SW on Mon night, light winds from the N by Thu night).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Sat afternoon, min 8°C on Fri morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NNW on Sun afternoon, calm by Sun 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.

Are you planning a holiday in Canterbury? If you are looking for accommodation near Motunau Beach, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Canterbury, consider staying in Christchurch which is 64 km (40 miles) away.