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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 Surf Photo: 'Easterly local chop affected swell near Anatri' by Rob Davies

3 hours
Peak Waves Wind Wind Waves Swell 1 Swell 2 3 hours
13 s cross-
4 s 13 s 11 s

Open ocean wave model on 19 March at 12 pm

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

Easterly local chop affected swell near Anatri, Anatori River
user: Rob Davies (1074 photos)
photo taken at: 11:57 am 19 Mar 2021

Easterly local chop affected swell near Anatri

New Zealand | Anatori River

Average rating: 3.0
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Speed bumps. On the one hand, just a light NE breeze and a groundswell with sets to head high or even a bit more at exposed spots. On the other hand, a pesky very short period easterly chop that varied from barely noticeable to periods when it wrecked the waves making them almost impossible to paddle into and if you did make them, impossible to stay on your feet. Freakishly bad for spells. Hard to figure where that chop was coming from because it wasn't windy enough out to sea to raise any white horses. Light wind against tidal west to east drift seems likely. The forecast was spot on! I should have trusted it and saved the long drive.