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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 Forecast / Raglan and West Waikato / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Thursday 25 Feb 2021 NZDT
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Ruapuke surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Ruapuke sea temperature is 20.6 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 19.9 max: 21.3 min: 18.1 °C)
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Ruapuke surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Ruapuke sea temperature is 20.6 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 19.9 max: 21.3 min: 18.1 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Ruapuke (calm at Hamilton 44 km from Ruapuke). 2.0m 12 s period swell from W with an additional 1.1m 15 s period swell from WSW

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44 km away, 27 min ago

Calm
3 km/h
ENE
24.0
20.6
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Ruapuke this week:

The surf forecast for Ruapuke over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Feb 25) at 10AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.8m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 1.4m and 15s. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Ruapuke in the next 7 days are 2.3m 14s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Mar 04) at 1PM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.8m 4s period and expected on Tuesday (Mar 02) at 4AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10AM (Thu 25th Feb)6ft (1.8m) 12s
Best Surf 1PM (Thu 4th Mar)7.5ft (2.3m) 14s
Most Powerful 1PM (Thu 4th Mar)7.5ft (2.3m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Ruapuke over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thu
04
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
434423302323444444411311
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
1.8
W
1.4
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.1
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.7
SW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
1.1
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.1
WSW
1
WSW
0.9
WSW
1.9
WSW
2.3
WSW
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96483866051968338923317113525328923366489199499289169756640531213842137
10
E
15
WSW
10
E
5
E
20
SW
5
NE
5
ENE
15
SW
10
ENE
10
ENE
10
WSW
15
ENE
15
ENE
5
NNE
15
ENE
15
ENE
10
NW
20
NE
10
NNE
25
NW
15
WSW
20
WSW
20
W
offonoffglasscross-
on
offoffcross-
on
offoffonoffoffcross-
off
offoffcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crossononon
9:37PM
2.68
10:00AM
2.92
10:19PM
2.87
10:40AM
3.11
11:01PM
3.03
11:20AM
3.25
11:41PM
3.13
12:01PM
3.31
12:23AM
3.16
12:42PM
3.29
1:06AM
3.12
1:25PM
3.18
1:51AM
3.01
3:30PM
0.47
3:45AM
0.33
4:13PM
0.25
4:27AM
0.14
4:54PM
0.07
5:07AM
0.01
5:34PM
-0.06
5:48AM
-0.07
6:14PM
-0.12
6:30AM
-0.07
6:56PM
-0.09
7:13AM
0.01
7:40PM
0.02
8:00AM
0.16

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Ruapuke blow from the ENE

Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thu
04
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
clear
clear
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2121202020191920192221192223182122191920191617
7:00--7:01--7:01--7:03--7:03--7:05--7:05--7:07-
-8:06--8:05--8:02--8:01--8:00--7:59--7:58--7:55

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Sun morning, min 17°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 17mm), heaviest on Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Mon afternoon, min 15°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Ruapuke Surf forecast

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

Ruapuke is 49 km (30 miles) from Hamilton. If you plan a holiday in Raglan and West Waikato, look for hotels and other accommodation in Hamilton. Hamilton has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.