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Ruby Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 1.8
Difficulty Level: 1.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.3
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Ruby Bay Surf Photo: 'Summer at Ruby Bay' by Rob Davies

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Open ocean wave model on 8 January at 6 pm

Forecast wind and swell just offshore from Ruby Bay around the time the photo was taken

Summer at Ruby Bay
user: Rob Davies (724 photos)
photo taken at: 6:59 pm 8 Jan 2016

Summer at Ruby Bay

New Zealand | Ruby Bay

Average rating: 3.0
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A mellow waist high summer swell was ideal for stand up paddleboards and longboards. More power at nearby Rabbit Island but you could sense the frustration as surfers left before the gate closed time of 9pm; well before dark and before the best conditions at high water. Come on gatekeepers; let's have a bit of an extension on these very rare summer evenings when it all aligns and surfers would love to stay a bit longer.