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Paturau River ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.6
Difficulty Level: 2.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.1

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Paturau River Surf Forecast / Nelson – West Coast / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Friday 07 May 2021 NZST
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Paturau River surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Paturau River sea temperature is 16.1 °C (Statistics for 07 May 1981-2005 - mean: 15.7 max: 17.4 min: 13.4 °C)
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Paturau River surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Paturau River sea temperature is 16.1 °C (Statistics for 07 May 1981-2005 - mean: 15.7 max: 17.4 min: 13.4 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Nelson - West Coast

  1. Friday was almost a repeat of Thursday but there was a brief spell when the E breeze went SE and the head-high waves lined up nicely at the west end off the rocks.

    Wharariki Beach, 20 km away
  2. Nice swell on Thursday afternoon with sets to about head-high. However, residual westerly chop and a building eatserly chop made it far from ideal. Wind fell light for a spell just as the sun set. Best off the rocks at the western end. A bit too dumpy near the Archway Islands.

    Wharariki Beach, 20 km away
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Actual: 43 min ago

Calm
2 km/h
E
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Paturau River this week:

The surf forecast for Paturau River over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 08) at 12AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.5m and 14s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 14s. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Paturau River in the next 12 days are 3.0m 8s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (May 11) at 12PM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.7m 7s period and expected on Wednesday (May 12) at 6PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12AM (Sat 8th May)5ft (1.5m) 14s
Best Surf 9PM (Sat 8th May)7ft (2.1m) 8s
Most Powerful12PM (Tue 11th May)10ft (3.0m) 8s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Paturau River over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Fri
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wed
19
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
543201111232101122423432132314332111240
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
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1.6
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.2
WSW
2.3
NNW
2.5
NNW
2.4
NNW
1.9
NNW
0.8
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.6
W
2.4
NNW
2.5
NNW
1.4
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.4
W
0.9
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.9
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.9
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.9
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.7
WSW
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20
E
15
ESE
15
NE
20
NNE
20
N
20
NNW
15
NW
10
WNW
10
W
5
NW
20
NNW
25
NW
20
NW
20
WSW
30
ESE
30
SE
45
SE
35
SE
20
SE
10
SE
5
SSE
10
WSW
5
S
15
SW
25
WSW
30
SW
15
SSW
25
SW
15
SW
15
SW
25
WSW
25
SW
30
WSW
30
WSW
20
SSW
35
WSW
cross-
off
offcrosscross-
on
cross-
on
onononcross-
on
oncross-
on
ononcrosscross-
off
offoffoffoffoffglasscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross
7:10PM
2.39
7:28AM
2.50
7:52PM
2.49
8:07AM
2.58
8:28PM
2.58
8:42AM
2.64
9:02PM
2.65
9:16AM
2.68
9:35PM
2.68
9:49AM
2.68
10:07PM
2.68
10:22AM
2.65
10:39PM
2.65
10:57AM
2.59
11:13PM
2.58
11:34AM
2.50
11:50PM
2.48
12:14PM
2.39
12:32AM
2.36
1:02PM
2.27
1:23AM
2.25
1:59PM
2.17
2:23AM
2.17
1:19AM
0.45
1:41PM
0.38
2:00AM
0.35
2:19PM
0.30
2:36AM
0.28
2:54PM
0.25
3:11AM
0.23
3:27PM
0.22
3:43AM
0.21
4:00PM
0.23
4:15AM
0.22
4:32PM
0.26
4:48AM
0.26
5:06PM
0.31
5:23AM
0.32
5:43PM
0.38
6:02AM
0.39
6:24PM
0.45
6:48AM
0.47
7:11PM
0.52
7:44AM
0.52
8:08PM
0.57
8:48AM
0.53

Note: the tide data above is for Whanganui Inlet, New Zealand which is 9 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Paturau River.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Paturau River blow from the SE

Fri
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wed
19
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cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
light rain
heavy rain
moderate rain
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
light rain
heavy rain
heavy rain
rain showers
rain showers
moderate rain
moderate rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
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5:30--5:30--5:29--5:28--5:27--5:25--5:24--5:23--5:22--5:22--5:21--5:20--

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 44mm), heaviest during Sat night. Very mild (max 18°C on Mon morning, min 13°C on Fri afternoon). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 64mm), heaviest during Mon night. Very mild (max 18°C on Mon afternoon, min 8°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NW on Mon afternoon, strong winds from the SE by Wed night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 15°C on Sat morning, min 10°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri night, fresh winds from the SW by Sat night).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 16°C on Sun afternoon, min 10°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SSW on Sun night, fresh winds from the WSW by Wed morning).

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Information about the Paturau River Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Paturau River provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Paturau River can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Paturau River surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Paturau River) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Paturau River may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

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