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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 Light wind has turned cross-on at Bell Block Reef (light winds from the N at New Plymouth 3 km from Bell Block Reef). no significant swell
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Moderate
17 km/h
N
Cross-On
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Bell Block Reef Surf Forecast / Taranaki / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Monday 27 Mar 2017 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 18.9 °C (Statistics for 27 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 18.3 max: 19.6 min: 16.5 °C)

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Period(s) (?)713131316161414131213171619181716161514211918
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)186170132167381349301194142132142177927434331379626802162139382249489934683918
Wind
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20 ENE20
15 N15
15 SE15
15 SE15
10 W10
15 SSE15
10 SSE10
10 WSW10
10 SSE10
10 WNW10
15 W15
15 W15
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20 W20
5 WSW5
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10 W10
5 ENE5
15 N15
15 NNW15
15 N15
20 NE20
15 NE15
Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
10:04AM
3.22

10:27PM
3.21
10:45AM
3.37

11:08PM
3.35
11:26AM
3.46

11:50PM
3.41
12:09PM
3.45

12:33AM
3.39
12:54PM
3.36

1:19AM
3.29

1:41PM
3.19
2:08AM
3.13

2:33PM
2.97
3:05AM
2.93


Low Tide
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4:17PM
0.04

4:34AM
0.01
4:58PM
-0.11

5:16AM
-0.10
5:39PM
-0.19

5:58AM
-0.12
6:21PM
-0.17

6:43AM
-0.07

7:06PM
-0.07
7:30AM
0.06

7:54PM
0.10
8:22AM
0.25

8:47PM
0.31
9:21AM
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
7:31--7:33--7:33--7:35--7:35--7:37--7:37--7:39-
Sunset
-7:24--7:22--7:21--7:20--7:17--7:16--7:15--7:14
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Mon afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Tue morning, min 17°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 38mm), heaviest during Mon afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Fri afternoon, min 17°C on Thu 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.