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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 (moderate winds from the W at New Plymouth 3 km from Bell Block Reef). no significant swell
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Moderate
26 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 12 am Tuesday 18 Dec 2018 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 19.8 °C (Statistics for 18 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 16.7 max: 18.4 min: 14.8 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.7
WSW
1
WSW
1.6
W
1.9
WNW
1.7
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1
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1.2
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1
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0.9
WNW
0.6
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1.9
NW
2
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1.6
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1
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1.1
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0.9
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0.9
SW
1
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1.2
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1.4
WSW
Period(s) (?)1817161615118812888127881291091278
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)25122121121541159650930632517913010291312458335306178170125275138213
Wind
(km/h)
10
SW
10
NW
20
WNW
15
W
20
WNW
25
NW
10
NNW
5
NNE
15
WNW
5
SE
5
N
15
WNW
15
NW
35
NW
20
SW
15
SSE
10
SSE
20
SW
15
S
5
WSW
20
WSW
10
SW
5
SSW
Wind State(?)crossoncross-
on
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
glasscross-
on
offcross-
on
onononcrosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
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on
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on
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High Tide
/ height (m)

6:46AM
2.48

7:05PM
2.60
7:42AM
2.63

7:59PM
2.74
8:32AM
2.82

8:49PM
2.90
9:20AM
3.02

9:38PM
3.05
10:07AM
3.19

10:26PM
3.17
10:53AM
3.32

11:13PM
3.24
11:40AM
3.40

12:01AM
3.24

Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:30AM
0.73
12:54PM
0.81

1:25AM
0.60

1:50PM
0.66
2:16AM
0.43

2:41PM
0.49
3:04AM
0.26

3:30PM
0.31
3:51AM
0.10

4:18PM
0.15

4:37AM
-0.01
5:05PM
0.04

5:24AM
-0.07
5:53PM
-0.02

6:11AM
-0.07

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
1619191717181718191618191720191418211518191515
Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
-5:52--5:52--5:52--5:54--5:54--5:54--5:54---
Sunset
--8:46--8:46--8:47--8:47--8:49--8:49--8:50--
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 37mm), heaviest during Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Tue morning, min 16°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 41mm), heaviest during Fri night. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Sun afternoon, min 14°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NW on Sat morning, 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.