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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 pm Thursday 04 Jun 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 11.8 °C (Statistics for 04 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 10.2 max: 11.5 min: 8.3 °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 11.8 °C (Statistics for 04 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 10.2 max: 11.5 min: 8.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Dinner Plates (light winds from the SSE at Ruapuke Island CG 43 km from Dinner Plates). 2.9m 15 s period swell from SSW

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Light
11 km/h
SSE
6.5
11.8
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 Friday (Jun 05) at 3AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.5m and 15s period with a secondary swell of 1.0m and 7s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Dinner Plates in the next 7 days are 5.0m 18s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Jun 11) at 6AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.4m 6s period and expected on Wednesday (Jun 10) at 3PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)3AM (Fri 5th Jun)8ft (2.5m)15s
Best Surf0AM (Sun 7th Jun)16ft (5.0m)15s
Most Powerful6AM (Thu 11th Jun)16ft (5.0m)18s

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
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tuesday
09
Wednesday
10
Thursday
11
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
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3
SSW
2.2
SW
2
SW
1.8
SW
3.5
SW
3.5
SSW
5
WSW
4.5
SW
4.5
SW
4.5
SW
3
SW
4.5
WSW
2.5
SW
3.5
SW
3.5
SW
3
SW
3
SW
3
SW
5.5
SW
4.5
SSW
4
SSW
3.5
SSW
3
SSW
1515151414141514141414131313131414141418171515
3719219717851273474748879957751686197188404763732283349541193954288733691214113423927453064511
10
SSE
20
NW
20
NW
30
NW
30
SW
20
W
30
NW
40
WNW
40
W
35
W
30
WNW
30
WNW
35
WNW
25
W
25
WNW
30
WNW
35
NW
45
WNW
30
W
25
SW
20
SW
10
SE
10
E
oncross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
1:14AM
2.33
1:43PM
2.42
2:06AM
2.33
2:36PM
2.41
2:57AM
2.30
3:28PM
2.36
3:48AM
2.24
4:20PM
2.28
4:40AM
2.16
5:13PM
2.19
5:33AM
2.07
6:06PM
2.09
6:27AM
1.98
7:00PM
2.00
7:27AM
0.01
7:57PM
0.08
8:18AM
0.01
8:49PM
0.11
9:10AM
0.04
9:41PM
0.17
10:02AM
0.10
10:33PM
0.26
10:54AM
0.19
11:25PM
0.34
11:47AM
0.29
12:19AM
0.43
12:41PM
0.39
1:13AM
0.50

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

Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tuesday
09
Wednesday
10
Thursday
11
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partially cloudy
heavy rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
rain showers
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
heavy rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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-8:21--8:22--8:22--8:22--8:23--8:23--8:25---
--5:02--5:01--5:01--5:01--5:01--5:00--5:00--

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 36mm), heaviest during Fri night. Low air temperatures (max 9°C on Fri night, min 3°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SW on Thu night, strong winds from the WNW by Sun morning).

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 31mm), heaviest during Wed night. Cool air temperatures (max 12°C on Wed afternoon, min 5°C on Fri morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WNW on Wed afternoon, light winds from the SE by Thu night).

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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.