Ruby Bay

Quality Rating: 
5
Wave Type: 
Left point
Wave Size Min: 
1.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Soft
Fat
Long
Optimal Swell Direction: 
N
Optimal Wind Direction: 
S
Tide: 
Mid
High
Incoming
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
4

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Description: 

Ruby Bay is a left hand point break onto a sandy beach. The wave is nice and long, but fat, and slow. Good mal wave or for learners.

Directions: 
From Nelson head south on State Highway 6 and continue past Stoke and Richmond. Then turn right at the big roundabout onto Appleby Road, State Highway 60 (sign posted to Mapua/Motueka). Turn right onto Mapua Drive, then left onto Stafford Road. Head down to the west end of the beach just past Brabant Drive and find a park near the point. May need a short walk along to the point.
Nearest Town: 
Mapua
Nearest City: 
Nelson
Travel Time from City: 
25mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Ruby-Bay
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