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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: 'High Tide Paturau River' by Rob Davies

3 hours
earlier
Peak Waves Wind Wind Waves Swell 1 Swell 2 3 hours
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1.4
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20
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0.8
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1.1
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0.3
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14 s off 5 s 14 s 19 s

Open ocean wave model on 13 June at 9 am

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

High Tide Paturau River
user: Rob Davies (724 photos)
photo taken at: 8:32 am 13 Jun 2014

High Tide Paturau River

New Zealand | Paturau River

Average rating: 3.0
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Always had Paturau down as a low-tide reef break but it seems it can also work on a very full tide. Looked to be shoulder high and hollow thanks to the easterly wind blowing offshore here. We headed down to Sandhills and came back here close to low and stayed a couple of hours.