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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 W at Motunau Teviotdale wx 1 km from Motunau Beach). 1.6m 10 s period swell from ENE with 0.5m 3 s period wind swell from WNW
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Light
13 km/h
W
Cross-On
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Motunau Beach Surf Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Tuesday 17 Jul 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 8.5 °C (Statistics for 17 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 9.6 max: 10.5 min: 8.7 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.4
ENE
1.2
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1.1
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1.2
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1.3
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1.4
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1
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0.9
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1.5
WNW
0.4
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0.6
WNW
0.7
SSW
1.1
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1.3
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1.2
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Period(s) (?)10101011121111101010101099-95101211121514
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)36329424531347547124918013698675233350491223581130353740593
Wind
(km/h)
10
WNW
5
WSW
10
NW
10
NW
5
E
10
NW
5
N
10
E
5
NW
10
NW
5
NNE
15
NNW
25
NNE
25
NW
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NW
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NW
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WNW
30
NW
10
WNW
5
E
10
NW
10
N
15
NE
Wind State(?)crosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
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offcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)


8:27PM
2.03
8:56AM
1.89

9:24PM
1.96
9:55AM
1.85

10:21PM
1.88
10:53AM
1.81

11:17PM
1.80
11:49AM
1.77

12:11AM
1.73

12:43PM
1.73
1:03AM
1.67

1:33PM
1.71
1:52AM
1.63


Low Tide
/ height (m)

2:08PM
-0.05
2:45AM
-0.02

3:07PM
0.01

3:42AM
0.03
4:06PM
0.08

4:38AM
0.08
5:04PM
0.16

5:33AM
0.13

6:01PM
0.22
6:26AM
0.18

6:55PM
0.27
7:16AM
0.22

7:46PM
0.30
8:03AM
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)
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High °C
1415111012911121012151115161213131010118912
Low °C
121377107811991310111311111087105610
Chill °C (?)
13151191271111101215913159101079116710
Sunrise
7:52--7:52--7:52--7:50--7:50--7:48--7:48--7:48-
Sunset
-5:14--5:15--5:15--5:15--5:16--5:17--5:19--5:20
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Tue afternoon, min 7°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Sat afternoon, min 5°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WNW on Sun morning, calm by Mon afternoon).

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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.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.