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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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Paturau River Surf Photo: 'Autumn early morning' by Rob Davies

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Open ocean wave model on 2 May at 9 am

Forecast wind and swell just offshore from Paturau River around the time the photo was taken

Autumn early morning, Paturau River
user: Rob Davies (724 photos)
photo taken at: 8:04 am 2 May 2014

Autumn early morning

New Zealand | Paturau River

Average rating: 3.0
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Small clean swell. After cold still nights, down-valley winds reach the coast through the gap in the limestone hills at the Paturau River causing a chilly offshore breeze here when other places nearby are calm. Low to mid rising tide. Fun waves, about shoulder high that got bigger and fatter as the tide came in. Water much warmer than the air first thing.