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 6 pm Tuesday 30 Sep 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 14.5 °C (Statistics for 30 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 13.7 max: 15.0 min: 12.3 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period (s) (?) 11 14 13 12 16 17 16 16 14 12 12 13 16 15 15 14 14 8 9 12 14 14 13
Surfscale
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Energy (?) 123 71 249 339 1271 1842 1964 1230 3717 4320 7312 10894 13662 9129 5404 3731 2019 838 1744 4641 4425 2890 1198
Wind
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20 SSW20
15 SSE15
15 SSE15
20 SSW20
10 SSW10
15 NNW15
25 N25
30 NNW30
20 N20
50 WSW50
45 WSW45
50 WSW50
50 WSW50
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25 W25
45 NW45
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35 WSW35
10 SSW10
20 W20
15 NNW15
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High Tide
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2:43AM
2.68

3:16PM
2.68
3:46AM
2.56

4:26PM
2.62

5:01AM
2.53
5:41PM
2.66

6:20AM
2.61
6:55PM
2.81

7:29AM
2.79

7:56PM
3.01
8:27AM
3.01

8:51PM
3.22
9:19AM
3.21


Low Tide
/ height (m)

8:32PM
0.57
8:58AM
0.57

9:34PM
0.68
10:03AM
0.67

10:47PM
0.72
11:19AM
0.69

12:04AM
0.64
12:35PM
0.58

1:15AM
0.46

1:40PM
0.40
2:14AM
0.24

2:37PM
0.19
3:07AM
0.03



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
14 9 13 14 10 12 13 12 12 10 8 10 10 9 12 12 11 13 12 10 11 12 10
Chill °C (?)
15 8 16 17 9 11 11 11 10 7 5 6 5 7 10 10 10 11 11 7 13 12 8
Sunrise
- - 6:58 - - 6:56 - - 6:56 - - 6:54 - - 6:52 - - 6:50 - - 6:48 - -
Sunset
19:25 - - 19:27 - - 19:28 - - 19:29 - - 19:30 - - 19:30 - - 19:31 - - 19:32 -
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Thu night. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Wed afternoon, min 8°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SSW on Wed night, strong winds from the WSW by Fri afternoon). Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Mon morning. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Mon morning, min 9°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the WSW on Sat afternoon, light winds from the SSW by Tue morning).

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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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