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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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Bell Block Reef Surf Forecast / Taranaki / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Saturday 03 Dec 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 16.2 °C (Statistics for 03 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 16.0 max: 17.5 min: 14.5 °C)

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Period(s) (?)11161514141316151414141312691091211111068
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Energy(?)121941881341631164574856406124532151042247877844653652152071124091397
Wind
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10 N10
20 W20
15 WSW15
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0 WSW0
15 NE15
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5 N5
20 N20
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20 N20
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45 NNE45
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High Tide
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12:50PM
2.94

1:07AM
2.77

1:30PM
2.87
1:49AM
2.69

2:14PM
2.80
2:38AM
2.61

3:04PM
2.73
3:34AM
2.55

4:02PM
2.69

4:39AM
2.54
5:06PM
2.70

5:47AM
2.61
6:13PM
2.77

6:53AM
2.75

Low Tide
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7:01PM
0.45
7:15AM
0.43

7:43PM
0.52
7:57AM
0.52

8:29PM
0.58
8:46AM
0.61

9:23PM
0.63
9:44AM
0.68

10:25PM
0.63
10:48AM
0.70

11:30PM
0.58
11:57AM
0.64

12:35AM
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)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
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Sunset
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Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Mon morning. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Sat morning, min 13°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 93mm), heaviest during Sat afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Thu afternoon, min 16°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (light winds from the N on Thu night, near gales from the N by Sat 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.