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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 Cross-off wind 1 km from Bell Block Reef has become light (light winds from the ESE at urban New Plymouth wx). Waves should be turning glassy at Bell Block Reef. no significant swell
    Bell Block Reef
  2. weather stationWind Update Cross-off wind 6 km from Fitzroy Beach has become light (light winds from the ESE at urban New Plymouth wx). Waves should be turning glassy at Fitzroy Beach. 1.1m 12 s period swell from SW with 1.1m 4 s period wind swell from SSE
    Fitzroy Beach
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Actual: 15 min ago

Light
9 km/h
ESE
Glassy
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Bell Block Reef Surf Forecast / Taranaki / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Monday 20 Nov 2017 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 16.5 °C (Statistics for 20 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 15.2 max: 16.6 min: 13.7 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.9
SW
1
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1
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0.9
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0.9
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0.9
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0.8
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0.7
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0.7
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0.9
SW
0.8
WSW
0.8
WSW
Period(s) (?)1212141313131212121111161616151514141315141313
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)14714227233132123422721616112679155310288367334257161116148264209206
Wind
(km/h)
15
SSE
15
S
20
SE
10
SE
15
S
20
SE
10
ESE
15
W
15
SE
10
N
15
WNW
5
SSW
10
NNW
15
WNW
10
WSW
10
W
15
W
10
WSW
10
ENE
15
WNW
10
SE
10
NNE
15
NW
Wind State(?)offcross-
off
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off
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on
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High Tide
/ height (m)
11:33AM
3.06

11:47PM
2.93
12:08PM
3.01

12:24AM
2.85
12:45PM
2.92

1:01AM
2.74

1:24PM
2.81
1:42AM
2.61

2:06PM
2.69
2:26AM
2.49

2:53PM
2.58
3:19AM
2.40

3:48PM
2.51

4:20AM
2.36

Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:42PM
0.32

5:56AM
0.28
6:19PM
0.38

6:32AM
0.37
6:56PM
0.48

7:09AM
0.48

7:36PM
0.59
7:50AM
0.61

8:21PM
0.71
8:36AM
0.73

9:11PM
0.80
9:29AM
0.83

10:09PM
0.84
10:30AM
0.87

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)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
2122162123151920181818171818161716141820181618
Sunrise
5:56--5:56--5:54--5:54--5:54--5:54--5:52--5:52-
Sunset
-8:21--8:22--8:22--8:23--8:24--8:25--8:28--8:29
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Tue afternoon, min 13°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Sun afternoon, min 13°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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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.