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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: 'Patons Rock Left after High Tide' by Rob Davies

3 hours
earlier
Peak Waves Wind Wind Waves Swell 1 Swell 2 3 hours
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3.9
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50
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2.6
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2.8
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0.4
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9 s cross 8 s 10 s 16 s

Open ocean wave model on 1 September at 12 pm

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

Patons Rock Left after High Tide
user: Rob Davies (724 photos)
photo taken at: 11:41 am 1 Sep 2015

Patons Rock Left after High Tide

New Zealand | Patons Rock

Average rating: 2.2
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A rare shoulder to head-high day at Patons Rock, spoiled earlier on by a king tide that caused waves to back off (it's usually regarded as a high-tide break but this tide was too big). Also, the big tide liberated a lot of stranded driftwood making it potentially dangerous.