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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 Continuing glassy conditions at Bell Block Reef (calm at urban New Plymouth wx 1 km from Bell Block Reef). no significant swell
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Bell Block Reef Surf Forecast / Taranaki / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Sunday 21 Jan 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 21.2 °C (Statistics for 21 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 18.4 max: 20.1 min: 16.3 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.9
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
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1
SW
1
SW
0.9
SW
0.8
WSW
0.8
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1.1
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0.9
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0.9
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0.9
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1.4
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1.6
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1.6
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1.4
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1.7
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1.5
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1.3
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1.3
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Period(s) (?)1313131313121218171615151413131615151415141414
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)26117516434231121216937768111086164432883092811042105210247741258899569561
Wind
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0
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10
NNE
15
NNW
5
NNE
20
NNE
15
N
5
NE
10
NNE
15
WNW
15
WSW
15
W
25
WSW
10
SSW
5
W
20
WSW
10
SSE
10
NE
15
NW
5
NE
10
N
15
NW
5
NW
5
NW
Wind State(?)glasscrossoncrosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
12:58AM
2.88

1:18PM
3.01
1:37AM
2.83

1:55PM
2.94
2:18AM
2.76

2:38PM
2.85
3:05AM
2.68

3:26PM
2.76
4:00AM
2.61

4:24PM
2.68

5:05AM
2.59






Low Tide
/ height (m)

7:05AM
0.32

7:31PM
0.37
7:43AM
0.40

8:10PM
0.42
8:24AM
0.49

8:54PM
0.49
9:12AM
0.59

9:46PM
0.55
10:08AM
0.68

10:46PM
0.59
11:17AM
0.72






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
2021222120202022232023242126282124252421222019
Low °C
1920222020202021231921231921251921252020221919
Chill °C (?)
2021222120202022232023242126282124252421222019
Sunrise
-6:20--6:22--6:22--6:24--6:24--6:26--6:28---
Sunset
--8:46--8:45--8:45--8:45--8:44--8:44--8:43--
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Sun night. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Tue afternoon, min 19°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Some drizzle, heaviest during Fri night. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Thu afternoon, min 19°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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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.