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Ruby Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 1.6
Difficulty Level: 1.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.8
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.4

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  1. Three swells in the west coast mixer on Saturday leading to double-ups and set waves that were pushing double-overhead at the most exposed spots. Clean conditions with some great waves on offer but not without enduring a few beatings. Sunny and warm after a 3 degree start.
    Paturau River, 84 km away
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Actual: 55 min ago

Calm
2 km/h
SSE
Clean
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Ruby Bay Surf Forecast / Nelson – Tasman Bay / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Saturday 22 Sep 2018 NZST

Ruby Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Ruby Bay sea temperature is 13.3 °C (Statistics for 22 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 12.6 max: 14.0 min: 11.3 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.1
NW
0.1
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0.2
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0.2
NNW
0.2
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1
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0.4
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0.1
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0.6
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NNW
1.6
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Period(s) (?)9181724353161664446163334678
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)300011421992222110003126428322
Wind
(km/h)
10
NNE
5
SSW
0
SSE
0
NNW
10
SW
0
E
10
WSW
10
SW
10
SW
15
WSW
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NW
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Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

8:44PM
3.58
9:00AM
3.54

9:20PM
3.77
9:39AM
3.71

9:53PM
3.94
10:16AM
3.86

10:26PM
4.06
10:53AM
3.97

10:59PM
4.13
11:28AM
4.03

11:34PM
4.13

12:03PM
4.02
12:10AM
4.07

12:38PM
3.95

Low Tide
/ height (m)

2:36AM
1.29

2:57PM
1.10

3:10AM
1.11
3:32PM
0.90

3:42AM
0.94
4:05PM
0.74

4:13AM
0.79
4:37PM
0.65

4:46AM
0.69
5:09PM
0.62

5:20AM
0.66
5:42PM
0.65

5:56AM
0.71

6:18PM
0.75

Note: the tide data above is for Mapua, New Zealand which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Ruby Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Ruby Bay blow from the SW.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
16101719131513913131113131011127121310171813
Low °C
14812171113127911101212691249137121612
Chill °C (?)
1610171912151271212101111911125121310171813
Sunrise
--6:15--6:13--6:11--6:09--6:07--6:07--6:05--
Sunset
6:23--6:24--6:25--6:27--6:28--6:29--6:30--6:30-
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Mon afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Sun afternoon, min 7°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sat morning. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Sat afternoon, min 4°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Ruby Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Ruby Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Ruby Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Ruby Bay 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 (Ruby Bay) 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 Ruby Bay 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.

Are you planning a holiday in Nelson - Tasman Bay? If you are looking for accommodation near Ruby Bay, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Nelson - Tasman Bay, consider staying in Nelson which is 17 km (11 miles) away. Alternatively, find information about places to stay and car hire in Blenheim which is 80 km (50 miles) away