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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. Offshore winds are from the southeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Poor surf in light onshore winds Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west southwest. The beach breaks are all lefts and in addition, there is also a left hand point break. Best around low tide. The location means that it never gets crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Anatori River Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and pointIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
18.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

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:

What's the best time of year to surf Anatori River (for consistent clean waves)?

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Anatori River with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 31% of the time in March while 57% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 12% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
31%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
57%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
12%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Anatori River Location Map

Interactive Anatori River surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. 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.

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Anatori River Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 24 January 2021, 02:57 Local Time
Sunday 24
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 2.0
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2.0
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2.0
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2.2
WSW
Period (s) 8 9 10 10
Wind (km/h) 20
WSW 20
SW 25
WSW 30
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Swell History at Anatori River

Surf stats for Anatori River, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Anatori River

Wind stats for Anatori River, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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