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Dinner Plates ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.3

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Dinner Plates Surf Forecast / Catlins / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Wednesday 23 Sep 2020 NZST
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Dinner Plates surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Dinner Plates sea temperature is 10.9 °C (Statistics for 23 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 9.6 max: 10.9 min: 8.4 °C)
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Dinner Plates surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Dinner Plates sea temperature is 10.9 °C (Statistics for 23 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 9.6 max: 10.9 min: 8.4 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Dinner Plates (moderate winds from the W at Ruapuke Island CG 43 km from Dinner Plates). 1.2m 12 s period swell from SW

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43 km away, 52 min ago

Moderate
24 km/h
W
12.3
10.9
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Dinner Plates this week:

The surf forecast for Dinner Plates over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Sep 23) at 6PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.9m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 0.7m and 4s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Dinner Plates in the next 7 days are 7.0m 15s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Sep 30) at 1AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.5m 7s period and expected on Saturday (Sep 26) at 9PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 6PM (Wed 23rd Sep)3ft (0.9m) 12s
Best Surf10PM (Mon 28th Sep)23ft (7.0m) 13s
Most Powerful 1AM (Wed 30th Sep)23ft (7.0m) 15s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Dinner Plates 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(?)
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Wednesday
23
Thursday
24
Friday
25
Saturday
26
Sunday
27
Monday
28
Tuesday
29
Wed
30
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
332001100222000001111111100
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
0.8
SW
0.5
SW
0.7
SSW
1.3
S
1.1
SSE
1.1
SSE
0.7
SSE
0.5
SW
0.5
SW
0.6
SW
3.5
W
4.5
WSW
5.5
SW
5
SW
6
SW
7
SW
7
SSW
6.5
SSW
7
SSW
5.5
SSW
5
SSW
1212121287776161514712121312141414151413
3983191936662168118993512911516413925138882483561014218028177591809319859115808713
15
NW
15
WNW
20
NNW
25
NNW
15
W
10
ESE
15
E
15
SE
10
W
15
NNE
20
ENE
15
NNE
55
W
45
W
50
WSW
45
SW
55
WSW
55
WSW
50
WSW
50
WSW
40
W
45
W
45
W
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
crossoffcross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
crosscross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscross
7:16PM
2.06
7:56AM
2.09
8:25PM
1.99
9:06AM
2.04
9:34PM
1.97
10:12AM
2.04
10:36PM
1.99
11:10AM
2.06
11:30PM
2.03
11:58AM
2.09
12:16AM
2.07
12:40PM
2.12
12:56AM
2.10
1:04PM
0.33
1:33AM
0.31
2:13PM
0.42
2:43AM
0.37
3:23PM
0.46
3:51AM
0.38
4:27PM
0.45
4:51AM
0.36
5:22PM
0.41
5:43AM
0.33
6:09PM
0.37
6:27AM
0.29
6:49PM
0.34
7:07AM
0.27

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Dinner Plates blow from the N

Wednesday
23
Thursday
24
Friday
25
Saturday
26
Sunday
27
Monday
28
Tuesday
29
Wed
30
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
cloudy
thunderstorm
moderate rain
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
light rain
heavy rain
light rain
light rain
light snow
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
cloudy
rain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudscloudyrisk thund- dermod. rainrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrscloudysome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrslight rainheavy rainlight rainlight rainlight snowlight rainlight rainlight rainlight raincloudy
11--29241---22112432222-
131311131291097121413865442458910
111310111189858149753332356910
111291211787510131120-2-3-3-6-3-1346
6:28--6:26--6:24--6:22--6:20--6:18--6:16--6:15-
-6:43--6:44--6:45--6:46--6:47--6:49--6:51--6:52

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 20mm), heaviest during Thu night. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Sat afternoon, min 5°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SW on Fri afternoon, fresh winds from the ENE by Sat night).

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 32mm), heaviest during Sun night. Later becoming colder with a dusting of snow on Mon night. Cool air temperatures (max 10°C on Sat night, min 2°C on Mon night). Mainly gales.

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Information about the Dinner Plates Surf forecast

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

Ding Dangs is 2 km (1 miles) from the city of Mossel Bay. If you plan a holiday in Garden Route, look for hotels and other accommodation in Mossel Bay. Mossel Bay has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.