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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). 3.1m 9 s period wind swell from SSW is too big
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28 km away, 30 min ago

Calm
2 km/h
WSW
7.9
13.2
Air / Water (°C)
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Motunau Beach Surf Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Monday 17 Jun 2019 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 13.2 °C (Statistics for 17 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 10.2 max: 11.5 min: 9.4 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.5
SSW
3
SSW
3.5
SSW
3
S
2.2
S
1.9
SSE
1.6
SSE
1.2
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.6
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.5
ENE
0.5
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1
SSW
2.1
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.5
S
1.5
S
1.2
S
1.5
S
Period(s) (?)99101010101099986688857888718
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)359122526391994104073447123711661282734763941534078288662801561388
Wind
(km/h)
20
SW
25
WSW
20
WSW
25
SW
10
NW
10
N
20
NE
10
NW
10
NW
10
NE
10
NNE
5
W
15
WSW
15
NNW
15
N
15
WNW
25
SW
35
SW
40
SW
25
WSW
15
WNW
20
SW
20
SW
Wind State(?)oncross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offoffglasscross-
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off
offcrosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)


5:07AM
1.71
5:35PM
1.83

5:56AM
1.67

6:23PM
1.81
6:44AM
1.64

7:10PM
1.78
7:32AM
1.61

7:58PM
1.74
8:20AM
1.58

8:44PM
1.70
9:08AM
1.55

9:31PM
1.66
9:56AM
1.53

10:17PM
1.62
Low Tide
/ height (m)

11:02PM
0.18
11:16AM
0.15

11:51PM
0.20

12:04PM
0.18
12:40AM
0.23

12:52PM
0.21
1:28AM
0.26

1:39PM
0.25
2:15AM
0.29

2:26PM
0.29

3:02AM
0.31
3:14PM
0.34

3:49AM
0.34
4:01PM
0.37

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)
----------------121---2
High °C
118896897912101112910129885797
Low °C
8767558559991078107763387
Chill °C (?)
94464565811991088107330463
Sunrise
--7:58--7:58--7:58--7:58--7:58--7:58--8:00--
Sunset
4:58--4:58--4:58--4:59--4:59--4:59--4:59--5:00-
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 12°C on Thu afternoon, min 5°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SW on Mon afternoon, light winds from the W by Tue night).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Cool air temperatures (max 12°C on Fri afternoon, min 3°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri morning, strong winds from the SW by Sun 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.

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