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Bell Block Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.3

Overall: 3.3

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Bell Block Reef (light winds from the E at New Plymouth 3 km from Bell Block Reef). no significant swell
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Cross-Off
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Bell Block Reef Surf Forecast / Taranaki / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Friday 30 Sep 2016 NZDT

Bell Block Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Bell Block Reef sea temperature is 13.8 °C (Statistics for 30 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 13.7 max: 15.0 min: 12.3 °C)

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Swell
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)141317151514111010101010101081010101014131314
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)1211132002462422361411108260065089680465462174414761539223819574376439168449666
Wind
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15 ENE15
10 N10
20 NNE20
25 NNE25
20 N20
20 NNE20
35 N35
15 NW15
10 WNW10
20 WNW20
25 W25
25 WSW25
15 WNW15
25 NW25
30 W30
30 W30
30 NW30
45 NNW45
30 WNW30
30 NW30
35 WNW35
30 W30
45 SW45
Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
10:06AM
2.99

10:22PM
3.09
10:41AM
3.06

10:57PM
3.12
11:16AM
3.09

11:30PM
3.10
11:48AM
3.07

12:03AM
3.04
12:22PM
3.01

12:37AM
2.94
12:57PM
2.91

1:12AM
2.81





Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:13PM
0.25

4:33AM
0.19
4:48PM
0.21

5:07AM
0.15
5:22PM
0.20

5:40AM
0.17
5:56PM
0.24

6:12AM
0.23
6:31PM
0.33

6:46AM
0.33

7:06PM
0.45
7:22AM
0.46




Note: the tide data above is for New Plymouth which is 6 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Bell Block Reef.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Bell Block Reef blow from the SE.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
-183-13--1---112-2261101522
High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
1416141315141315151413121413131313131311111011
Sunrise
6:58--6:58--6:56--6:54--6:52--6:50--6:50--6:48-
Sunset
-7:27--7:28--7:29--7:30--7:30--7:31--7:32--7:34
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 17mm), heaviest on Fri night. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Fri afternoon, min 13°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the N on Fri afternoon, fresh winds from the N by Sun morning).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 71mm), heaviest during Wed night. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Tue morning, min 12°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (light winds from the W on Mon night, strong winds from the NNW by Wed night).

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Information about the Bell Block Reef Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Bell Block Reef provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Bell Block Reef can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Bell Block Reef 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 (Bell Block Reef) 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 Bell Block Reef 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 Taranaki? If you are looking for accommodation near Bell Block Reef, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Taranaki, consider staying in New Plymouth which is 6 km (4 miles) away.