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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 glassy conditions at Motunau Beach (light winds from the WNW at Motunau Teviotdale wx 1 km from Motunau Beach). 1.0m 5 s period wind swell from NE
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Actual: 32 min ago

Light
7.2 km/h
WNW
Glassy
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Motunau Beach Surf Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Saturday 20 Jan 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 17.3 °C (Statistics for 20 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 14.9 max: 16.6 min: 13.6 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.3
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.2
SSW
0.2
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.5
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0.4
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0.2
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0.3
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0.5
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0.4
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0.6
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Period(s) (?)151414131414131211101817999981413941716
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)4240181668104536761535449251315147153116791183
Wind
(km/h)
10
N
15
W
15
E
0
SSW
10
SSW
15
E
0
NNW
5
SW
15
E
0
WSW
5
SSE
20
E
10
NNW
10
WNW
25
E
5
E
10
NE
25
ENE
5
NW
20
SSW
10
SE
15
NE
15
NE
Wind State(?)offcrosscross-
off
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off
glassoncross-
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glassglasscross-
off
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off
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off
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High Tide
/ height (m)

7:53AM
1.71

8:13PM
1.57
8:35AM
1.69

8:56PM
1.56
9:19AM
1.67

9:40PM
1.56
10:02AM
1.65

10:27PM
1.57
10:48AM
1.65

11:16PM
1.61
11:37AM
1.66

12:08AM
1.67
12:30PM
1.69

1:02AM
1.74

Low Tide
/ height (m)
1:34AM
0.28

2:08PM
0.31
2:18AM
0.30

2:52PM
0.33
3:02AM
0.32

3:34PM
0.33
3:47AM
0.34

4:19PM
0.32

4:36AM
0.33
5:05PM
0.30

5:25AM
0.32
5:54PM
0.26

6:19AM
0.28
6:45PM
0.21


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
1926252120201721211921222128251923242419181616
Low °C
1823221819181719191820222024221720241819171616
Chill °C (?)
1926252120201721211921222128251923242419181615
Sunrise
-6:13--6:13--6:15--6:16--6:18--6:18--6:20---
Sunset
--9:02--9:01--9:01--9:00--9:00--8:59--8:58--
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 19mm), heaviest on Sun afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Sat morning, min 17°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Wed afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Wed morning, min 16°C on Fri 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.