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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 Surf Photo: 'Rare surfing day in Golden Bay' by Rob Davies

3 hours
earlier
Peak Waves Wind Wind Waves Swell 1 Swell 2 3 hours
later
5.1
E
80
ESE
ESE
5.0
ESE
0.7
NNE
0.3
WSW
9 s cross-
off
9 s 10 s 15 s

Open ocean wave model on 11 June at 3 pm

Forecast wind and swell just offshore from Patons Rock around the time the photo was taken

Rare surfing day in Golden Bay, Patons Rock
user: Rob Davies (724 photos)
photo taken at: 4:22 pm 11 Jun 2014

Rare surfing day in Golden Bay

New Zealand | Patons Rock

Average rating: 3.0
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Shoulder, even head high, clean surf is unusual for Golden Bay. Patons rock is a good compromise between exposure to an easterly swell and shelter from the SE wind, cross-off here with much shelter from the reef itself. Surprisingly good quality surf, breaking just a few times each winter. Bigger to the north, but the wind tends to be more of a problem there.