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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 Surf Forecast / Nelson – Tasman Bay / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Monday 01 Mar 2021 NZDT
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Ruby Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Ruby Bay sea temperature is 20.2 °C (Statistics for 01 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 17.7 max: 18.7 min: 15.9 °C)
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Ruby Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Ruby Bay sea temperature is 20.2 °C (Statistics for 01 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 17.7 max: 18.7 min: 15.9 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Nelson - Tasman Bay

  1. Two sub-metre swells with shortish periods (10s and 13s) combined with offshore east winds to produce excellent waves at exposed reefs with head-high and hollowish set waves on Sunday morning. Cloudy but bright with the odd light shower.

    Anatori River, 83 km away
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Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Ruby Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Ruby Bay over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Mar 05) at 1PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.6m and 6s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 4s. Another secondary swell of 0.3m and 6s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Ruby Bay in the next 7 days are 2.5m 7s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Mar 05) at 10PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.9m 6s period and expected on Friday (Mar 05) at 7AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 1PM (Fri 5th Mar)5ft (1.6m) 6s
Best Surf10PM (Fri 5th Mar)8ft (2.5m) 7s
Most Powerful10PM (Fri 5th Mar)8ft (2.5m) 7s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Ruby Bay 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
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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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
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0.2
N
0.1
NW
0.5
N
0.5
N
0.3
N
0.5
N
0.4
NNE
0.3
N
0.3
N
0.3
NNW
0.1
NW
0.6
NW
0.2
NNW
0.2
NNW
0.6
NNW
0.6
N
0.4
N
1.3
NW
0.1
N
0.1
NW
0.1
NW
0.1
NW
0.1
NW
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22182161404348231132341614910122
5
SW
5
NE
5
NNE
5
NE
5
NNE
15
NNE
5
W
0
N
5
NW
10
SW
10
SW
10
N
10
WSW
5
WSW
20
NNW
5
NNE
5
SW
5
N
15
SW
5
SW
10
NE
10
SW
5
SSW
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on
offglasscross-
on
cross-
on
offglassoffoffonoffoff
12:13AM
4.13
12:34PM
4.35
12:55AM
4.19
1:13PM
4.34
1:37AM
4.19
1:55PM
4.21
2:19AM
4.10
2:40PM
4.00
3:03AM
3.92
3:31PM
3.74
3:52AM
3.67
4:30PM
3.48
4:52AM
3.41
5:43PM
3.27
6:17AM
3.24
6:03AM
0.50
6:24PM
0.46
6:40AM
0.45
7:04PM
0.46
7:19AM
0.52
7:47PM
0.58
8:00AM
0.70
8:33PM
0.79
8:47AM
0.96
9:26PM
1.05
9:47AM
1.26
10:29PM
1.30
11:14AM
1.50
11:46PM
1.47

Note: the tide data above is for Mapua, New Zealand which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Ruby Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Ruby Bay blow from the SW

Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
partially cloudy
light rain
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
moderate rain
clear
thunderstorm
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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-7:07--7:09--7:09--7:11--7:13--7:13--7:15---
--8:09--8:08--8:07--8:06--8:04--8:01--8:00--

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Mon afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Wed afternoon, min 13°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Fri night. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Thu afternoon, min 9°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Ruby Bay Surf forecast

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

Are you planning a holiday in Nelson - Tasman Bay? If you are looking for accommodation near Ruby Bay, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Nelson - Tasman Bay, consider staying in Nelson which is 17 km (11 miles) away. Alternatively, find information about places to stay and car hire in Blenheim which is 80 km (50 miles) away