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Motu River ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Motu River Surf Photo: 'Motu River Bar' by Rob Davies

3 hours
earlier
Peak Waves Wind Wind Waves Swell 1 Swell 2 3 hours
later
1.6
NE
15
NE
NE

1.6
NE
0.2
NNW
10 s cross-
on
10 s 13 s

Open ocean wave model on 31 January at 6 pm

Forecast wind and swell just offshore from Motu River around the time the photo was taken

Motu River Bar
user: Rob Davies (724 photos)
photo taken at: 6:51 pm 31 Jan 2013

Motu River Bar

New Zealand | Motu River

Average rating: 3.0
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A stunningly beautiful spot that has the perfect set-up to generate superb surf. Everything, that is, apart from swell because Motu needs a north swell or a very large NE swell that is big enough to wrap down the points that form East Cape. Varies with the river and gravel bar and looked to be a few shoulder high sets this day but far from what you would call working. We carried on to much more exposed Hicks Bay where it was overhead.