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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 6 am Friday 05 Mar 2021 NZDT
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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 16.1 °C (Statistics for 05 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 12.4 max: 13.7 min: 11.2 °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 16.1 °C (Statistics for 05 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 12.4 max: 13.7 min: 11.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Recent cross-shore wind 43 km from Dinner Plates has fallen light (light winds from the SW at Ruapuke Island CG). Waves should be turning clean at Dinner Plates. 1.7m 7 s period wind swell from ENE

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43 km away, 48 min ago

Light
9 km/h
SW
13.4
16.1
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 (Mar 05) at 10AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.6m and 12s period. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Dinner Plates in the next 7 days are 3.5m 15s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Mar 10) at 7PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.5m 7s period and expected on Friday (Mar 05) at 10AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10AM (Fri 5th Mar)2ft (0.6m) 12s
Best Surf 7PM (Fri 5th Mar)5.5ft (1.7m) 16s
Most Powerful 7PM (Wed 10th Mar)11ft (3.5m) 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 (?)
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
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tuesday
09
Wednesday
10
Thursday
11
Fri
12
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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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
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0.6
SW
0.7
SW
1.9
SW
2.3
SW
2.3
SW
1.9
SW
2.3
SW
3
SW
3
SW
2.5
SW
2
SW
1.9
WSW
1.3
SW
1.1
SW
1.6
SSW
1.9
SW
1.7
SW
3
SW
1.8
SW
1.6
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.2
SW
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1202781526235921991343159422441541115476998838925815222037148635171318852405361396
5
NE
20
NE
10
NNW
10
N
20
E
15
WSW
30
SW
35
WSW
30
SW
30
WSW
30
W
25
W
20
NW
5
W
20
NNW
30
WSW
35
WSW
20
SW
10
SW
5
SW
10
NE
10
WNW
10
W
glasscross-
off
offoffcrosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
crossoffcrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross
8:29PM
2.11
9:00AM
2.01
9:40PM
2.06
10:10AM
1.98
10:51PM
2.05
11:18AM
1.99
11:56PM
2.09
12:19PM
2.05
12:53AM
2.14
1:13PM
2.11
1:43AM
2.19
2:00PM
2.17
2:27AM
2.23
2:09PM
0.30
2:47AM
0.38
3:17PM
0.35
3:57AM
0.44
4:28PM
0.37
5:07AM
0.44
5:35PM
0.34
6:10AM
0.40
6:34PM
0.28
7:05AM
0.34
7:26PM
0.22
7:53AM
0.29
8:12PM
0.18
8:36AM
0.25

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
Fri
12
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
cloudy
light rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
moderate rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
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7:24--7:24--7:26--7:28--7:30--7:31--7:31--7:33-
-8:24--8:22--8:21--8:19--8:16--8:15--8:14--8:12

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 18mm), heaviest on Sat night. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Sat afternoon, min 9°C on Sun afternoon). Winds increasing (calm on Fri morning, fresh winds from the WSW by Sun afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Tue night. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Tue afternoon, min 7°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the W on Wed morning, light winds from the SW by Thu afternoon).

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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.

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