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Anatori River water temperature
Anatori River ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 2.9

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Anatori River Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Nelson – West Coast, New Zealand)

Today's Anatori River sea temperature is 19.2 °C.

Statistics for 23 Mar (1981–2005) – mean: 17.3 °C, range: 15.2 °C to 18.7 °C

The Anatori River water temperature is reasonably warm (19 °C) but the air temperature will feel a few degrees cooler (13 °C). A good quality spring wetsuit would be ideal.

New Zealand Sea Water Temperature

Map of current New Zealand
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
New Zealand Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current New Zealand
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Anatori River. This has been derived from analysis of two decades of oceanographic satellite measurements of nearby open water. We have calculated the average water temperature variation around the year as well as the extremes that have been observed on each date.

Anatori River Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Anatori River sea temperatures peak in the range 17 to 20°C (63 to 68°F) on around the 7th of February and are at their coldest on about the 19th of August, in the range 12 to 14°C (54 to 57°F). The maximum Anatori River sea temperatures in the first part of February require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The coldest sea temperatures at Anatori River in the third week of August are ideally suited to a 4/3mm wetsuit + 3mm boots, although a 5/3mm wetsuit may be preferable for longer sessions and cold windy days.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Anatori River can vary by several degrees compared with these open water averages. This is especially true after heavy rain, close to river mouths or after long periods of strong offshore winds. Offshore winds cause colder deep water to replace surface water that has been warmed by the sun. Air temperature, wind-chill and sunshine should also be considered before deciding on the kind of wetsuit needed to stay warm when surfing at Anatori River. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.