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Paturau River ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.8
Consistency of Surf: 2.2
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 2.9

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Paturau River (calm at Whanganui Inlet 13 km from Paturau River). 2.3m swell from W too big
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Paturau River Surf Forecast / Nelson – West Coast / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Saturday 18 Aug 2018 NZST

Paturau River surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Paturau River sea temperature is 12.9 °C (Statistics for 18 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 13.1 max: 14.0 min: 12.1 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.2
W
1.8
WSW
1.5
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1
WSW
2.5
NNW
2.4
NNW
3
NW
3.5
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5
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1.9
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2.1
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1.8
WSW
1.9
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1.6
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1.4
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1
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0.6
W
1.8
WSW
0.9
WSW
1.9
WSW
Period(s) (?)151414138891412121010816151414131218141413
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)223313638993788607331121531866448095266880063716361602101669366329223813182861264
Wind
(km/h)
5
NNW
5
S
10
NW
15
NE
25
N
25
NW
25
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25
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45
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45
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30
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15
NNW
15
SW
10
SE
0
NE
10
NE
10
NNE
10
NNW
20
SW
25
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30
WSW
25
WSW
25
WSW
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High Tide
/ height (m)

3:38AM
2.25
4:05PM
2.18

4:42AM
2.17
5:12PM
2.15

5:46AM
2.17

6:16PM
2.20
6:44AM
2.25

7:12PM
2.32
7:35AM
2.36

7:58PM
2.45
8:19AM
2.48

8:38PM
2.58
8:58AM
2.59

9:14PM
2.68

Low Tide
/ height (m)
9:18PM
0.54
9:48AM
0.61

10:24PM
0.68
10:54AM
0.72

11:31PM
0.73

12:01PM
0.74
12:33AM
0.70

1:00PM
0.68
1:26AM
0.61

1:50PM
0.57
2:11AM
0.50

2:32PM
0.44
2:50AM
0.38

3:09PM
0.32

3:25AM
0.27

Note: the tide data above is for Whanganui Inlet, New Zealand which is 9 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Paturau River.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Paturau River blow from the SE.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
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Sunset
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Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 72mm), heaviest during Sun night. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Mon morning, min 9°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat night, strong winds from the WSW by Tue afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Wed afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Sat morning, min 10°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Paturau River Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Paturau River provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Paturau River can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Paturau River surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Paturau River) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Paturau River may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

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