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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. weather stationWind Update Onshore wind has changed to cross-on at Ruby Bay (light winds from the NNE at Tasman 4 km from Ruby Bay). no significant swell
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Light
15 km/h
NNE
Cross-On
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Ruby Bay Surf Forecast / Nelson – Tasman Bay / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Wednesday 18 Sep 2019 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 13.1 °C (Statistics for 18 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 12.5 max: 14.0 min: 11.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.1
NW
0.1
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0.1
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0.1
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0.1
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0.1
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0.1
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0.1
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0.1
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0.1
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0.3
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1.3
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0.8
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1.6
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1.3
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0.9
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0.7
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0.6
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0.4
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Period(s) (?)1616381721191818162154766666791010
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)10100200141300092144496516324813283856723
Wind
(km/h)
10
SW
10
NNE
10
SW
5
SW
10
NE
5
SSW
5
SSW
10
NNE
5
SW
0
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10
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10
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10
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10
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Wind State(?)offcross-
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offoffonoffglassonglassglassonoffoffglassoffglassglassglassoncross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

12:27PM
3.86
12:34AM
3.92

1:00PM
3.78
1:10AM
3.78

1:33PM
3.64
1:52AM
3.61

2:09PM
3.47
2:41AM
3.43

2:55PM
3.29

3:43AM
3.29







Low Tide
/ height (m)


6:06PM
0.85
6:19AM
0.88

6:39PM
0.97
6:56AM
1.00

7:17PM
1.14
7:38AM
1.16

8:05PM
1.32
8:29AM
1.34

9:12PM
1.49
9:32AM
1.49







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
1312813129131210121191416101012121313101011
Low °C
8106910791179107101389121112128109
Chill °C (?)
13117131181311101110814168101212111210910
Sunrise
6:24--6:22--6:20--6:18--6:16--6:15--6:13--6:11-
Sunset
-6:19--6:20--6:21--6:22--6:23--6:24--6:25--6:27
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Wed morning, min 6°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 35mm), heaviest during Tue morning. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Sun afternoon, min 7°C on Sat 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