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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-on at Motunau Beach (light winds from the WSW at Motunau Teviotdale wx 1 km from Motunau Beach). 0.6m 10 s period swell from S
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Actual: 42 min ago

Light
15.4 km/h
WSW
Cross-On
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Motunau Beach Surf Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Friday 27 Apr 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 14.1 °C (Statistics for 27 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 12.1 max: 13.9 min: 11.1 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6
S
0.5
S
0.4
S
0.4
S
1.1
S
1.2
S
1
S
1.3
ENE
1.1
E
1
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0.9
ENE
1.9
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1.9
E
1.9
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1.7
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1.4
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1.2
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1
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0.9
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0.8
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0.7
S
1.5
ENE
1.4
ENE
Period(s) (?)111010947777781313121212121212121177
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)865129264813810717213411296130811701074816544407276220171118218202
Wind
(km/h)
10
NW
15
W
10
SW
25
WSW
25
SSW
20
SW
20
SW
20
WSW
10
SW
10
SSE
15
SW
5
SW
0
NE
10
NNE
10
WSW
15
SSW
5
NNE
15
NE
25
ENE
20
NE
10
NNE
15
ENE
10
NW
Wind State(?)cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
onononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glassglassoffcross-
on
onglassoffcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

2:55AM
1.86

3:21PM
1.83

3:45AM
1.83
4:12PM
1.83

4:35AM
1.79
5:02PM
1.82

5:22AM
1.75
5:49PM
1.80

6:11AM
1.71

6:36PM
1.78
7:00AM
1.66

7:25PM
1.75
7:49AM
1.62

8:13PM
1.71
Low Tide
/ height (m)

8:40PM
0.10
9:08AM
0.09

9:33PM
0.12
9:59AM
0.10

10:24PM
0.14
10:47AM
0.12

11:14PM
0.16
11:33AM
0.15

12:03AM
0.19

12:20PM
0.19
12:52AM
0.23

1:08PM
0.23
1:41AM
0.27

1:55PM
0.27

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
some cloudssome cloudsmod. rainlight rainheavy rainlight rainmod. rainlight raincloudycloudylight rainsome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearsome clouds
Rain (mm)
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High °C
2016121111111211131313131312131312121211151715
Low °C
181212111111111111131212121212139101111121713
Chill °C (?)
20151188910812121213131112121210109151715
Sunrise
--7:13--7:15--7:16--7:18--7:18--7:20--7:20--
Sunset
5:36--5:35--5:32--5:31--5:30--5:29--5:28--5:27-
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 51mm), heaviest during Sat night. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Fri afternoon, min 11°C on Sat afternoon). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Fri afternoon, min 9°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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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.