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Russell - Ocean Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.9

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Russell - Ocean Beach Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NNE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.9 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 02:00 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 11 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 5
E 5
S 5
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Russell in Northland is a sheltered beach break that has inconsistent surf The best wind direction is from the west. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Russell, New Zealand, 2 km from Russell - Ocean Beach.

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Russell - Ocean Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Kerikeri, 18 km from Russell - Ocean Beach.


Air temperature
16 °C

Current weather near Russell - Ocean Beach

Buoy Data:

At Bream Bay Buoy, 50 miles from Russell - Ocean Beach.

  9PM 10PM 11PM 12AM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 0.5
Average period (s) 6.8 7.6 7.9 7.4

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Overall Russell - Ocean Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Russell - Ocean Beach Location Maps

Russell - Ocean Beach Location Map

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Wave buoys nearest to Russell - Ocean Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Russell - Ocean Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    6 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    9 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Russell - Ocean Beach:

  • Closest ski area
    280 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    286 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    290 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    291 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    463 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Russell - Ocean Beach:


  • The closest passenger airport to Russell - Ocean Beach is Kerikeri Airport (KKE) in New Zealand, which is 19 km (12 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Russell - Ocean Beach is Whangarei Airport (WRE), also in New Zealand, 62 km (39 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Kaitaia Airport (KAT), also in New Zealand, 79 km (49 miles) away.
Russell - Ocean Beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Russell - Ocean Beach, Northland. Use the tab navigation above to view Russell - Ocean Beach sea temperature, Russell - Ocean Beach photographs, Russell - Ocean Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Russell - Ocean Beach webcams, current wind from Northland live weather stations and Russell - Ocean Beach 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 Russell - Ocean Beach.