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Russell - Ocean Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.9

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Russell - Ocean Beach Surf Guide

Russell in Northland is a sheltered beach break that has inconsistent surf The best wind direction is from the west. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up.

Russell - Ocean Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
21.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Russell - Ocean Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Russell - Ocean Beach occur when a North-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Russell - Ocean Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Russell - Ocean Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 3% of the time in August while 9% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 88% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
3%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
9%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
88%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Russell - Ocean Beach Location Map

Interactive Russell - Ocean Beach 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 Russell - Ocean Beach is Kerikeri Airport (KKE) in New Zealand, which is 19 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Russell - Ocean Beach is Whangarei Airport (WRE), also in New Zealand, 62 km (39 miles) away.

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Russell - Ocean Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 28 February 2021, 14:43 Local Time
Sunday 28Mon
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 1.9
E
1.8
E
1.8
E
1.7
E
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
ENE 10
ENE 10
ENE 5
E
Wind State on cross-
on
cross-
on
glass

Swell History at Russell - Ocean Beach

Surf stats for Russell - Ocean Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Russell - Ocean Beach

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

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