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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 (light winds from the N at New Plymouth 3 km from Bell Block Reef). no significant swell
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Moderate
19 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 6 am Monday 25 Sep 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 14.3 °C (Statistics for 25 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 13.6 max: 14.6 min: 12.3 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)1481111111111101110101579111010998151420
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Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)384603281458274931251312446895844503002395858881400102677039147652756741116729866
Wind
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20 NNW20
25 NNW25
35 N35
50 NW50
25 NW25
10 WNW10
5 ESE5
15 SW15
15 SSE15
10 SSE10
25 WNW25
30 NW30
35 NNW35
25 W25
20 W20
20 WSW20
20 WNW20
20 W20
30 W30
25 W25
35 WNW35
40 WNW40
45 WSW45
Wind State(?)oncross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

1:40PM
2.85
1:57AM
2.73

2:21PM
2.67
2:40AM
2.54

3:09PM
2.50
3:33AM
2.37

4:09PM
2.37

4:38AM
2.25
5:19PM
2.32

5:54AM
2.25
6:32PM
2.38

7:03AM
2.35

7:32PM
2.52
7:58AM
2.53

Low Tide
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7:49PM
0.52
8:08AM
0.55

8:32PM
0.70
8:52AM
0.73

9:22PM
0.87
9:47AM
0.89

10:26PM
0.99
10:56AM
0.98

11:41PM
1.02
12:10PM
0.96

12:51AM
0.93

1:15PM
0.84
1:49AM
0.75


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
light rainlight rainheavy rainrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrain shwrssome cloudsrisk thund- derclearclearclearrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearclearrain shwrssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrs
Rain (mm)
13231734-2---61213---3-1316
High °C
1515151616141515121515131615141414131413121213
Low °C
1415151614121314111313111414131313131312111213
Chill °C (?)
13131314151315141015131115131312131212119910
Sunrise
7:07--7:05--7:05--7:03--7:01--7:00--6:58--6:56-
Sunset
-7:22--7:22--7:23--7:24--7:25--7:27--7:28--7:28
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 53mm), heaviest during Mon night. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Tue morning, min 11°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NW on Tue morning, calm by Tue night).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 45mm), heaviest during Fri morning. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Fri morning, min 11°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (light winds from the WNW on Sat afternoon, strong winds from the WSW by Mon afternoon).

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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.