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Patons Rock ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.1

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Patons Rock Spot ID

SUP at Patons Rock photo

Patons Rock

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Surfing in Golden Bay, Patons Rock photo

Patons Rock

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Storm Abating, Patons Rock photo

Patons Rock

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Clean swell in Golden Bay, Patons Rock photo

Patons Rock

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell ENE | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.5 °C

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Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 11:38 Local time
Wednesday 26
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 5
NE 5
Wind State cross-
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Patons Rock in Nelson - Tasman Bay is a fairly exposed beach and reef break. Summer in particular tends to be flat. The best wind direction is from the south with some shelter here from southeast winds. Able to handle light onshore wind The short fetch makes for windswells rather than groundswells and the ideal wave angle is from the east northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Motupipi Inlet, New Zealand, 9 km from Patons Rock.

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Patons Rock Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Whanganui Inlet, 25 km from Patons Rock.


Air temperature
11.2 °C

Current weather near Patons Rock

Overall Patons Rock Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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Town and city forecasts close to Patons Rock:

  • Closest city location
    44 mi
  • Second closest city location
    80 mi
  • Third closest city location
    111 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    112 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    116 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Patons Rock is Nelson Airport (NSN) in New Zealand, 69 km (43 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Patons Rock is Woodbourne Airport (BHE), also in New Zealand, 124 km (77 miles) away.
  • Third is Westport Airport (WSZ) in New Zealand, 145 km (90 miles) away.
  • Wellington International Airport (WLG) in New Zealand is 182 km (113 miles) away.
  • Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Patons Rock and is 188 km (117 miles) away.
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