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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 Still cross-shore at Bell Block Reef (moderate winds from the SW at New Plymouth 3 km from Bell Block Reef). 3.6m swell from WSW too big
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Moderate
24 km/h
SW
Cross-Shore
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Bell Block Reef Surf Forecast / Taranaki / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Wednesday 15 Aug 2018 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 13.2 °C (Statistics for 15 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 13.5 max: 14.2 min: 12.6 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.5
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2.5
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3.5
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3.5
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3
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3
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2.4
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2.1
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1.9
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1.6
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1.1
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2.2
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2.5
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2.5
WNW
1.5
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2.1
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2.5
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1.9
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1.7
WNW
2
WSW
2.4
WSW
Period(s) (?)111315151515141413141514147891514131171716
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)226625072906322154505096406531081999173115461002421522912101210061680205990627822132922
Wind
(km/h)
20
WSW
20
W
20
NW
20
WNW
20
WSW
20
W
25
W
15
SW
20
SSE
15
SSE
10
E
15
N
25
NNE
35
NNW
30
WNW
30
WNW
15
W
20
WSW
15
WSW
20
N
25
WNW
30
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30
NW
Wind State(?)crosscross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
12:52AM
3.25

1:17PM
3.02
1:39AM
3.02

2:07PM
2.83
2:29AM
2.77

3:02PM
2.64

3:26AM
2.56
4:03PM
2.49

4:30AM
2.41
5:12PM
2.42

5:40AM
2.35

6:19PM
2.44
6:44AM
2.40

7:17PM
2.54

Low Tide
/ height (m)

7:07AM
0.13

7:26PM
0.28
7:55AM
0.33

8:17PM
0.51
8:46AM
0.54

9:13PM
0.72
9:44AM
0.72

10:18PM
0.87
10:49AM
0.83

11:28PM
0.93
11:57AM
0.85

12:35AM
0.90

12:58PM
0.78
1:31AM
0.79

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
clearsome cloudsrain shwrsrisk thund- derrain shwrsclearrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearclearclearrain shwrsrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derclearclearclearrain shwrsrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- der
Rain (mm)
--1162-3-----314511---36105
High °C
131415151414121313911111214131313131113131313
Low °C
12141413131311121178111114131212111012131313
Chill °C (?)
1112141312121012117109101211111211911111110
Sunrise
-7:09--7:07--7:05--7:05--7:03--7:01--7:01---
Sunset
--5:45--5:46--5:47--5:49--5:50--5:51--5:52--
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 22mm), heaviest during Thu night. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Thu afternoon, min 7°C on Sat night). Mainly fresh winds.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 57mm), heaviest during Mon morning. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Mon morning, min 10°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NNW on Mon morning, light winds from the WSW by Tue night).

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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.