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Ruapuke ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.5
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Ruapuke Spot ID

SUP a worthy foil to real surfing!, Ruapuke photo


Photo credit: Kalev Crossland

Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.3 °C

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Sunday, 18 November 2018, 04:02 Local time
Sunday 18
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 5
N 15
NW 20
Wind State glass cross-

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Ruapuke in West Coast Auckland is an exposed beach break that is usually a safe bet and works all around the year. Offshore winds are from the east northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Ruapuke (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Ruapuke Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At PortTaharoaAws, 32 km from Ruapuke.

wind obs. (46 kph from 230 degs) was rejected

no report
Air temperature
12.8 °C

Current weather near Ruapuke

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 102 miles from Ruapuke.

  9PM 10PM 11PM 12AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.07
Dominant period (s) 8.7 8.7 8.0 9.1

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Overall Ruapuke Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Ruapuke Location Maps

Ruapuke Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Raglan and West Waikato surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Ruapuke

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Ruapuke:

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Ski Resorts closest to Ruapuke:

  • Closest ski area
    103 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    105 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    107 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    108 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    294 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Ruapuke:


  • The closest passenger airport to Ruapuke is Hamilton Airport (HLZ) in New Zealand, 50 km (31 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Ruapuke is Auckland International Airport (AKL), also in New Zealand, 97 km (60 miles) away.
  • Third is Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand, 128 km (80 miles) away.
  • New Plymouth Airport (NPL) in New Zealand is 135 km (84 miles) away.
  • Rotorua Airport (ROT), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Ruapuke and is 138 km (86 miles) away.
Ruapuke break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Ruapuke, Raglan and West Waikato. Use the tab navigation above to view Ruapuke sea temperature, Ruapuke photographs, Ruapuke detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Ruapuke webcams, current wind from Raglan and West Waikato live weather stations and Ruapuke 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 Ruapuke.