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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 5 pm Wednesday 25 May 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 17.4 °C (Statistics for 25 May 1981-2005 - mean: 15.8 max: 16.8 min: 14.3 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)141413121111116101111131312101098889914
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Energy(?)117218149504043572863204113514324568365771448356617127111104115796127324638222067419
Wind
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10 SE10
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High Tide
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12:08AM
2.94

12:26PM
2.77
12:51AM
2.87

1:13PM
2.70
1:38AM
2.81

2:05PM
2.63
2:33AM
2.76

3:05PM
2.60

3:34AM
2.75
4:12PM
2.62

4:41AM
2.79





Low Tide
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5:53PM
0.36

6:20AM
0.45

6:34PM
0.43
7:05AM
0.51

7:21PM
0.52
7:56AM
0.56

8:14PM
0.59
8:53AM
0.59

9:15PM
0.64
9:57AM
0.56

10:23PM
0.62
11:03AM
0.48





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
5:12--5:12--5:10--5:09--5:09--5:09--5:08--5:08-
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 115mm), heaviest during Fri night. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Sat morning, min 14°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NW on Fri morning, gales from the WNW by Sat night).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 24mm), heaviest during Sun morning. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Sun morning, min 9°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WNW on Sun morning, light winds from the SE by Mon 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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