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

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Bell Block Reef Surf Forecast / Taranaki / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Thursday 23 Oct 2014 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 15.5 °C (Statistics for 23 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 14.3 max: 15.4 min: 13.2 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period (s) (?) 14 13 13 8 9 11 14 14 13 14 14 7 8 8 10 13 13 12 7 9 11 12 12
Surfscale
Wave
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Energy (?) 710 768 394 546 820 1008 1159 1079 669 530 347 432 898 517 283 406 331 227 490 1782 4792 6610 5258
Wind
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15 W15
25 W25
20 WSW20
40 SW40
35 SE35
20 SE20
10 SSW10
25 WSW25
20 W20
30 W30
35 WNW35
35 NW35
20 SSE20
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10 NE10
30 N30
30 N30
35 W35
50 W50
45 WSW45
45 SW45
30 SSW30
Wind State (?) cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
10:04AM
3.01

10:18PM
3.06
10:40AM
3.11

10:54PM
3.11
11:15AM
3.16

11:31PM
3.12
11:53AM
3.16

12:10AM
3.08
12:33PM
3.12

12:51AM
2.99

1:16PM
3.04
1:37AM
2.88





Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:11PM
0.28

4:28AM
0.16
4:47PM
0.21

5:04AM
0.11
5:24PM
0.18

5:40AM
0.10
6:03PM
0.19

6:19AM
0.15
6:43PM
0.25

7:01AM
0.24

7:29PM
0.35
7:49AM
0.36




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
clear clear some clouds some clouds some clouds clear some clouds some clouds clear some clouds some clouds rain shwrs rain shwrs clear clear clear some clouds rain shwrs some clouds rain shwrs rain shwrs clear clear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
15 14 13 13 10 8 12 13 11 13 13 13 12 14 6 12 14 13 13 12 10 13 14
Chill °C (?)
15 13 12 10 8 4 11 12 10 12 12 11 14 15 7 12 13 13 11 11 7 13 13
Sunrise
6:26 - - 6:24 - - 6:22 - - 6:22 - - 6:20 - - 6:18 - - 6:18 - - 6:16 -
Sunset
- 19:49 - - 19:50 - - 19:52 - - 19:52 - - 19:53 - - 19:54 - - 19:55 - - 19:57
Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Sun night. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Thu morning, min 8°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SW on Fri morning, light winds from the SE by Fri night). Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 31mm), heaviest during Sun night. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Mon afternoon, min 6°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NE on Tue morning, near gales from the W by Wed afternoon).

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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.

 

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