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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: 'An hour or so after high tide at Paturau RIver' by Rob Davies

3 hours
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Peak Waves Wind Wind Waves Swell 1 Swell 2 3 hours
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13 s cross-
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4 s 13 s 8 s

Open ocean wave model on 23 June at 9 am

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

An hour or so after high tide at Paturau RIver
user: Rob Davies (724 photos)
photo taken at: 8:50 am 23 Jun 2014

An hour or so after high tide at Paturau RIver

New Zealand | Paturau River

Average rating: 2.0
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Usually surfed around low tide, Paturau can also be good option at high tide, especially when the better break at Sandhills is too big. A cold offshore wind blowing down from the Mangerakau swamp through the gap in the hills at Paturau river holds the faces up about head-high. A chilly start to what became a warm and sunny day. Good, but low tide was much better.