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 11 pm Saturday 30 Aug 2014 NZST

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 14.7 °C (Statistics for 30 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 13.3 max: 14.1 min: 12.1 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period (s) (?) 16 15 15 14 16 15 14 14 13 14 13 12 12 14 13 12 8 8 8 10 13 13 13
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Energy (?) 604 480 443 437 499 362 321 236 229 236 209 138 93 79 189 267 314 328 248 225 206 368 362
Wind
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25 ENE25
20 E20
15 ENE15
30 E30
25 SE25
15 SE15
15 SE15
15 SSE15
5 SSE5
5 SE5
5 NNE5
20 NW20
15 NNE15
20 NE20
20 NNE20
35 E35
20 NNE20
20 NNE20
15 SSE15
40 SSE40
45 SSE45
30 SSE30
30 SE30
Wind State (?) cross-
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High Tide
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12:34AM
2.89

12:56PM
2.80
1:15AM
2.77

1:43PM
2.69
2:04AM
2.65

2:38PM
2.59

3:04AM
2.55
3:46PM
2.55

4:18AM
2.52
5:02PM
2.61

5:36AM
2.60






Low Tide
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6:47AM
0.40

7:04PM
0.53
7:29AM
0.51

7:53PM
0.65
8:21AM
0.62

8:52PM
0.75
9:25AM
0.70

10:04PM
0.78
10:39AM
0.69

11:21PM
0.70







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 clear rain shwrs light rain some clouds some clouds clear clear clear clear clear some clouds some clouds clear rain shwrs rain shwrs rain shwrs rain shwrs some clouds some clouds clear clear
Rain (mm)
- - - 4 3 - - - - - - - - - - 10 3 4 1 - - - -
High °C
12 14 16 13 12 16 14 17 18 14 16 16 13 16 17 13 15 15 13 13 12 8 5
Low °C
8 10 15 10 10 15 10 12 16 13 14 14 12 14 16 13 14 14 11 11 10 6 5
Chill °C (?)
9 13 15 11 10 15 13 17 18 13 16 15 13 15 16 11 13 14 12 10 8 3 0
Sunrise
- 6:48 - - 6:47 - - 6:45 - - 6:43 - - 6:41 - - 6:39 - - 6:39 - - -
Sunset
- - 17:59 - - 18:00 - - 18:00 - - 18:01 - - 18:02 - - 18:04 - - 18:05 - -
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Tue afternoon, min 8°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light. Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 18mm), heaviest on Thu night. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Thu afternoon, min 5°C on Sun morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the NW on Wed afternoon, strong winds from the SSE by Sat 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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