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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 Photo: 'Para Para left' by Rob Davies

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2.7
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50
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0.5
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7 s 7 s 15 s

Open ocean wave model on 20 April at 12 pm

Forecast wind and swell just offshore from Para Para Rivermouth around the time the photo was taken

Para Para left, Para Para Rivermouth
user: Rob Davies (724 photos)
photo taken at: 11:48 am 20 Apr 2013

Para Para left

New Zealand | Para Para Rivermouth

Average rating: 2.2
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Soft wind waves near the boulder point at the south of the Para Para Beach in Golden Bay. The mix of rivers and boulder points looks ideal, but Farewell spit blocks almost all Tasman Sea swell so all you can get here is generated in the 150kms fetch to Kapiti. Strong east winds over that stretch are rare. In theory, an east gale should kick up about 4m of swell over that fetch. The SE gale that caused this swell sent 4.5m swells towards Taranaki, with about half that in Golden Bay making for waist to shoulder high surf.