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Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Crowds: 4.5
Camping: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Cannibal Bay Surf Forecast / Catlins / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Sunday 07 Mar 2021 NZDT
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Cannibal Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Cannibal Bay sea temperature is 15.8 °C (Statistics for 07 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 12.5 max: 13.6 min: 11.0 °C)
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Cannibal Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Cannibal Bay sea temperature is 15.8 °C (Statistics for 07 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 12.5 max: 13.6 min: 11.0 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Cannibal Bay (fresh winds from the WSW at NuggetPointAws 5 km from Cannibal Bay). 0.6m 8 s period swell from ENE with 1.8m 13 s period wind swell from SW

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Moderate
33 km/h
WSW
Cross-Off
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Cannibal Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Cannibal Bay over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (Mar 07) at 4PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.2m and 6s period with a secondary swell of 0.5m and 10s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Cannibal Bay in the next 7 days are 2.5m 7s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (Mar 07) at 10PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.0m 6s period and expected on Sunday (Mar 14) at 4AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 4PM (Sun 7th Mar)7ft (2.2m) 6s
Best Surf 7AM (Thu 11th Mar)4ft (1.2m) 14s
Most Powerful10PM (Sun 7th Mar)8ft (2.5m) 7s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Cannibal Bay over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tuesday
09
Wednesday
10
Thursday
11
Friday
12
Saturday
13
Sun
14
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
21212320211232333221221
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
0.9
SW
2.2
SW
2.4
SW
1.9
SW
1.6
SSW
0.9
SW
0.8
SW
0.7
SW
0.5
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
1
SW
1.3
S
1.3
S
1.2
SSE
1.1
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.7
SSE
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
136788121211181716151212111212121111141414
273366555438344256190121184448464459488456390322246123121127195181187
25
W
35
WSW
30
WSW
25
WSW
25
WSW
10
NNW
10
NNW
20
NE
10
N
20
SW
25
SW
15
SW
5
W
10
ESE
20
NE
5
W
10
SSE
5
NW
5
N
15
ENE
10
N
5
N
15
NE
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcrosscross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
offcross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross
10:55AM
2.24
11:35PM
2.28
12:03PM
2.25
12:39AM
2.30
1:05PM
2.28
1:37AM
2.33
1:59PM
2.32
2:28AM
2.36
2:47PM
2.36
3:14AM
2.39
3:30PM
2.40
3:55AM
2.41
4:10PM
2.41
4:34AM
2.41
5:10PM
0.91
5:44AM
1.00
6:17PM
0.89
6:52AM
0.96
7:19PM
0.83
7:50AM
0.89
8:13PM
0.76
8:40AM
0.82
9:01PM
0.71
9:23AM
0.77
9:45PM
0.68
10:04AM
0.75
10:25PM
0.69
10:42AM
0.76

Note: the tide data above is for Nugget Point, New Zealand which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Cannibal Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Cannibal Bay blow from the NW

Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tuesday
09
Wednesday
10
Thursday
11
Friday
12
Saturday
13
Sun
14
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
light rain
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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1110101113111317131211910107811991291013
116610139181816101079889101191110912
7:24--7:24--7:26--7:28--7:30--7:31--7:31--7:33-
-8:17--8:15--8:14--8:12--8:09--8:08--8:07--8:05

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Sun morning. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Tue morning, min 10°C on Sun afternoon). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WSW on Sun afternoon, light winds from the NNE by Tue night).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Sat afternoon, min 7°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Cannibal Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Cannibal Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Cannibal Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Cannibal Bay 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 (Cannibal Bay) 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 Cannibal Bay 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.

Cannibal Bay is 88 km (55 miles) from Dunedin. If you plan a holiday in Catlins, look for hotels and other accommodation in Dunedin. Dunedin has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.