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Ruapuke ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 4.7
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 4.1

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Ruapuke Surf Guide

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.

Ruapuke Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
20.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ruapuke:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ruapuke occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Ruapuke (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Ruapuke with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 39% of the time in February while 56% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ruapuke Location Map

Interactive Ruapuke surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. 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.

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Ruapuke Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 20:26 Local Time
TueWednesday 10
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
WSW 15
W 15
WNW 15
Wind State on on cross-

Swell History at Ruapuke

Surf stats for Ruapuke, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Ruapuke

Wind stats for Ruapuke, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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