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Anatori River ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.1
Difficulty Level: 3.1
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.2
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 2.8

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Anatori River break guidePhoto by: Rob Davies

Anatori River Surf Guide

Anatori River in Nelson - West Coast is an exposed beach and point break that usually has waves and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Easily blown out by an onshore breeze Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach breaks offer left-handers and there is a left hand point break too. Best around low tide. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Anatori River Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:

Surfing Anatori River:

The best conditions reported for surf at Anatori River occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Anatori River sea temperature, Anatori River photographs, Anatori River detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Anatori River webcams, current wind from Nelson - West Coast live weather stations and Anatori River tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Anatori River

Anatori River Surf:

Friday, 5 June 2020, 14:52 Local time
Friday 05Sat
Wave (m) 2.4
Period (s) 15 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 15
SW 10
SSW 15
Wind State cross cross cross-

Tide Times:

At Anatori River (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Anatori River Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Whanganui Inlet Weather NZ, 26 km from Anatori River.


Air temperature
15.7 °C

Current weather near Anatori River

Overall Anatori River Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June


Surf stats for Anatori River: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Anatori River: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Left Point at Anatori, Anatori River photo

Anatori River

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Anatori River photo

Anatori River

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Anatori Christmas Day, Anatori River photo

Anatori River

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Rob Lewis near Anatori, Anatori River photo

Anatori River

Photo credit: Rob Davies

West Coast summer swell, Anatori River photo

Anatori River

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Glassy West Coast Small Swell, Anatori River photo

Anatori River

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Anatori River Location Maps

Anatori River Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Nelson - West Coast surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Anatori River

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Anatori River:

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Wave buoys nearest to Anatori River:

Tide stations nearest to Anatori River:

  • Closest tide station
    Whanganui Inlet
    14 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    16 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Motupipi Inlet
    27 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    29 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Astrolabe Road
    40 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Anatori River is Nelson Airport (NSN) in New Zealand, which is 98 km (61 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Anatori River is Westport Airport (WSZ), also in New Zealand, 133 km (83 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Woodbourne Airport (BHE), also in New Zealand, 155 km (96 miles) away.
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