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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 The wind is still cross-on at Paturau River (moderate winds from the W at Farewell Spit, Golden Bay 44 km from Paturau River). 4.6m swell from W too big
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44 km away, 1 h 24 min ago

Moderate
26 km/h
W
9.9
14.9
Air / Water (°C)
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Paturau River Surf Forecast / Nelson – West Coast / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Wednesday 23 May 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 14.9 °C (Statistics for 23 May 1981-2005 - mean: 15.0 max: 16.1 min: 13.1 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
4
W
4.5
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4
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5
W
5.5
W
5
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5
W
4.5
W
4
W
3.5
WSW
4
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4.5
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4
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3
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2.2
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1.7
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1.4
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1.2
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WSW
0.9
WSW
0.5
W
0.7
WSW
0.7
WSW
Period(s) (?)1415151013161718161510101212121312121212181716
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)6880998882114963104581181913152134716941494026474259405828831422949628447314215165315280
Wind
(km/h)
25
WSW
25
SW
30
W
40
W
40
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20
WSW
10
SE
15
SW
15
SW
30
WSW
35
WSW
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30
SW
10
SE
10
SE
5
NNW
5
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5
S
5
W
5
SE
5
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5
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SSE
Wind State(?)crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
offcrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrossoffoffglassglasscross-
off
glassoffcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
4:48PM
2.44

5:19AM
2.53
5:51PM
2.46

6:19AM
2.58

6:48PM
2.53
7:12AM
2.64

7:37PM
2.61
7:58AM
2.69

8:21PM
2.68
8:40AM
2.73

9:00PM
2.73
9:20AM
2.75

9:37PM
2.76
9:58AM
2.73


Low Tide
/ height (m)

11:02PM
0.47
11:37AM
0.36

12:05AM
0.41

12:34PM
0.32
1:00AM
0.34

1:25PM
0.26
1:48AM
0.26

2:10PM
0.22
2:31AM
0.20

2:51PM
0.19

3:11AM
0.17
3:30PM
0.18

3:48AM
0.16


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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Rain (mm)
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High °C
121114131210101013121413131111119101110111210
Low °C
1110121210101010111213131299109910991110
Chill °C (?)
981110879811911101110111191011911129
Sunrise
--7:37--7:37--7:39--7:39--7:41--7:41--7:41--
Sunset
5:15--5:15--5:15--5:14--5:13--5:13--5:12--5:12-
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 31mm), heaviest during Thu night. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Thu morning, min 10°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the W on Thu night, light winds from the NW by Fri morning).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Sun morning, min 9°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WSW on Sun morning, calm by Mon night).

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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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