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Para Para Rivermouth ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.0

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Para Para Rivermouth Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Nelson – Tasman Bay, New Zealand)

Para Para Rivermouth Spot ID

Golden Bay windswell, Para Para Rivermouth photo

Para Para Rivermouth

Photo credit: Rob Davies

The boulder point, Para Para Rivermouth photo

Para Para Rivermouth

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Soft windswell in Golden Bay, Para Para Rivermouth photo

Para Para Rivermouth

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Surf, in Golden Bay?!, Para Para Rivermouth photo

Para Para Rivermouth

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Type: river

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell ENE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.2 °C

Secret spot? We can hide it!

Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 18:33 Local time
TueWednesday 24
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 5 4 4 -
Wind (km/h) 5
SW 5
SSW 10
S 10
Wind State glass cross-
cross cross

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Para Para Rivermouth in Nelson - Tasman Bay is an exposed river break. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Offshore winds blow from the west and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Able to handle light onshore wind Short period wind swells are the rule and the ideal wave direction is from the east northeast. Waves at the river are both lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown. Take care of rocks in the line up.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Collingwood, New Zealand, 6 km from Para Para Rivermouth.

IS AT (local time)

Para Para Rivermouth Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Whanganui Inlet, 16 km from Para Para Rivermouth.


Air temperature
18.3 °C

Current weather near Para Para Rivermouth

Buoy Data:

At Golden Bay Buoy, 12 miles from Para Para Rivermouth.

  1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.01

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Overall Para Para Rivermouth Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Para Para Rivermouth Location Maps

Para Para Rivermouth Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Para Para Rivermouth:

  • Closest city location
    49 mi
  • Second closest city location
    86 mi
  • Third closest city location
    116 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    116 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    121 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Para Para Rivermouth is Nelson Airport (NSN) in New Zealand, 78 km (48 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Para Para Rivermouth is Woodbourne Airport (BHE), also in New Zealand, 133 km (83 miles) away.
  • Third is Westport Airport (WSZ) in New Zealand, 147 km (91 miles) away.
  • Wellington International Airport (WLG) in New Zealand is 190 km (118 miles) away.
  • Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Para Para Rivermouth and is 194 km (120 miles) away.
Para Para Rivermouth break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Para Para Rivermouth, Nelson - Tasman Bay. Use the tab navigation above to view Para Para Rivermouth sea temperature, Para Para Rivermouth photographs, Para Para Rivermouth detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Para Para Rivermouth webcams, current wind from Nelson - Tasman Bay live weather stations and Para Para Rivermouth tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Para Para Rivermouth.