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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: 'Surfing in Golden Bay' by Rob Davies

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Peak Waves Wind Wind Waves Swell 1 Swell 2 3 hours
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4.8
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75
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4.7
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0.8
NNE
0.3
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9 s cross-
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9 s 9 s 13 s

Open ocean wave model on 11 June at 6 pm

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

Surfing in Golden Bay, Patons Rock
user: Rob Davies (724 photos)
photo taken at: 4:34 pm 11 Jun 2014

Surfing in Golden Bay

New Zealand | Patons Rock

Average rating: 3.0
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It was about shoulder high and improved as the tide came in. I ended up staying in until after it got dark; determined to surf the reef itself and not just the Bay. In the event, I very nearly surfed straight into the blunt face of Patons rock itself. Bugger. Will wear a head-torch next time. Great fun for Golden Bay surf and apart from being soft to duck-dive it sometimes gave the impression of being a proper swell.