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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 Recent cross-onshore wind has turned cross-shore at Wharariki Beach (moderate winds from the WNW at Whanganui Inlet 9 km from Wharariki Beach). 3.4m 8 s period wind swell from WSW is too big
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Actual: 30 min ago

Moderate
24 km/h
WNW
Cross-On
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Paturau River Surf Forecast / Nelson – West Coast / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Monday 21 Jan 2019 NZDT

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 17.2 °C (Statistics for 21 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 17.7 max: 19.8 min: 15.8 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3.5
WSW
3.5
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3
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3
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3
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3
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2.4
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1.7
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3
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1.7
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0.7
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1.6
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2.2
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2.1
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1.9
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2.1
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Period(s) (?)89111213161515810111112121212611589910
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)1728220523662228241641172653136411091255989737655861371467288128140542734548787
Wind
(km/h)
40
WSW
40
WSW
35
WSW
30
WSW
35
WSW
30
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25
W
30
WNW
30
W
15
SW
10
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10
SE
10
WSW
25
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15
SSW
15
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35
W
25
W
30
NW
20
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25
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25
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30
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Wind State(?)cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
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offcross-
on
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High Tide
/ height (m)
10:27AM
2.98

10:54PM
3.00
11:17AM
3.10

11:45PM
3.06
12:06PM
3.15

12:36AM
3.04
12:56PM
3.11

1:26AM
2.95

1:48PM
3.00
2:18AM
2.80

2:43PM
2.82
3:13AM
2.62

3:42PM
2.63

4:12AM
2.46

Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:39PM
-0.24

5:05AM
-0.21
5:30PM
-0.32

5:54AM
-0.24
6:21PM
-0.32

6:44AM
-0.21

7:12PM
-0.25
7:34AM
-0.10

8:06PM
-0.10
8:27AM
0.06

9:00PM
0.10
9:23AM
0.26

9:58PM
0.30
10:25AM
0.44

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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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
6:22--6:24--6:26--6:26--6:28--6:28--6:31--6:31-
Sunset
-8:58--8:57--8:55--8:55--8:54--8:53--8:52--8:52
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Tue morning, min 15°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WSW on Mon morning, light winds from the NE by Thu morning).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Sun morning. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Mon afternoon, min 14°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SSE on Thu night, fresh winds from the W by Sat afternoon).

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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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