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Ruby Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 1.6
Difficulty Level: 1.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.8
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.4

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Ruby Bay break guidePhoto by: Rob Davies

Ruby Bay Surf Guide

Ruby Bay in Nelson - Tasman Bay is a sheltered point break Works best in offshore winds from the southwest with some shelter here from west southwest winds. Easily blown out by onshore winds Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the north. The point breaks are all lefts. Best around mid tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Ruby Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
rarely breaks14.2°C

Surfing Ruby Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ruby Bay occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Ruby Bay sea temperature, Ruby Bay photographs, Ruby Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Ruby Bay webcams, current wind from Nelson - Tasman Bay live weather stations and Ruby Bay 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 Ruby Bay

Ruby Bay Surf:

Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 14:38 Local time
Tuesday 02Wed
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 3 5 14 3
Wind (km/h) 5
W 10
SW 10
SW 10
Wind State glass off off off

Tide Times:

For Mapua, New Zealand, 4 km from Ruby Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Ruby Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Tasman42, 4 km from Ruby Bay.


Air temperature
18.3 °C

Current weather near Ruby Bay

Overall Ruby Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June


Surf stats for Ruby Bay: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Ruby Bay: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Ruby Bay photo

Ruby Bay

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Ruby Bay photo

Ruby Bay

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Ruby Bay photo

Ruby Bay

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Ruby Bay photo

Ruby Bay

Photo credit: shankar

Ruby Bay Location Maps

Ruby Bay Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Nelson - Tasman Bay surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Ruby Bay

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Ruby Bay:

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Wave buoys nearest to Ruby Bay:

Tide stations nearest to Ruby Bay:

  • Closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    7 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    9 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    10 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Astrolabe Road
    17 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Ruby Bay is Nelson Airport (NSN) in New Zealand, 15 km (9 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Ruby Bay is Woodbourne Airport (BHE), also in New Zealand, 74 km (46 miles) away.
  • Third is Westport Airport (WSZ) in New Zealand, 138 km (86 miles) away.
  • Wellington International Airport (WLG) in New Zealand is 144 km (89 miles) away.
  • Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Ruby Bay and is 163 km (101 miles) away.
Ruby Bay break location map and break info