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Rubio break guidePhoto by: Shane Clark

Rubio Surf Guide

Rubio in New Ireland is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf Works best in offshore winds from the southwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the east northeast. No reef break here. Good surf at all stages of the tide. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Take care of coral.

Rubio Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
30.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Rubio:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Rubio with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 67% of the time in December while 32% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% 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 Rubio Location Map

Interactive Rubio 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 nearest passenger airport to Rubio is Nadzab Airport (LAE) in Papua New Guinea, which is 699 km (434 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Rubio is Madang Airport (MAG), also in Papua New Guinea, 738 km (458 miles) away.

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Rubio Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 30 March 2023, 17:40 Local Time
Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 6 12 9
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Rubio

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

Wind History at Rubio

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

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