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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 The wind is still cross-on at Bell Block Reef (near gales from the W at New Plymouth 3 km from Bell Block Reef). 6.5m 12 s period wind swell from WNW is too big
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57 km/h
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Cross-On
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Bell Block Reef Surf Forecast / Taranaki / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Sunday 24 Jul 2016 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 14.8 °C (Statistics for 24 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 13.9 max: 14.8 min: 13.0 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)111314141414131212810201717111517151413101012
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Energy(?)6737137121678412850102015631268217773417374521208117161236779682534924084771654484823323453217280
Wind
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55 WNW55
55 W55
50 W50
35 WSW35
25 W25
15 WNW15
15 SW15
15 SW15
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25 NNW25
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High Tide
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12:38PM
3.04
1:00AM
3.16

1:26PM
2.96
1:50AM
3.04

2:20PM
2.86
2:45AM
2.91

3:21PM
2.77

3:49AM
2.79
4:29PM
2.72

4:58AM
2.72
5:40PM
2.74

6:08AM
2.74

6:47PM
2.84
7:14AM
2.81

Low Tide
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6:45PM
0.19
7:15AM
0.20

7:35PM
0.30
8:07AM
0.30

8:30PM
0.43
9:05AM
0.40

9:32PM
0.55
10:10AM
0.48

10:43PM
0.61
11:19AM
0.50

11:55PM
0.59

12:26PM
0.45
1:02AM
0.50


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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Rain (mm)
333-12---4-20747--3461043
High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
7:33--7:31--7:31--7:30--7:28--7:28--7:28--7:26-
Sunset
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Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Sun morning. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Sun morning, min 12°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the W on Sun morning, light winds from the WSW by Tue morning).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 68mm), heaviest during Wed night. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Thu morning, min 10°C on Sun afternoon). Winds decreasing (near gales from the W on Thu night, moderate winds from the WNW by Fri night).

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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.