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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 11 am Wednesday 26 Apr 2017 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 19.1 °C (Statistics for 26 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 17.1 max: 18.5 min: 16.0 °C)

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Swell
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)1414141414141010101488131291313121413131414
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)62160351543135731267796255350878054034626865128051597965779624512621469
Wind
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5 NNE5
15 NW15
10 N10
15 N15
20 NNW20
20 NNE20
25 NNE25
30 N30
30 NNE30
35 NNE35
40 N40
20 N20
20 SW20
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30 SSE30
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High Tide
/ height (m)
9:18AM
3.37

9:44PM
3.41
10:03AM
3.45

10:29PM
3.47
10:49AM
3.44

11:15PM
3.46
11:37AM
3.34

12:03AM
3.36

12:27PM
3.17
12:55AM
3.20

1:22PM
2.96
1:52AM
3.00

2:22PM
2.75
2:55AM
2.82


Low Tide
/ height (m)

3:31PM
-0.16

3:53AM
-0.11
4:16PM
-0.23

4:40AM
-0.14
5:01PM
-0.20

5:27AM
-0.09
5:49PM
-0.10

6:17AM
0.03

6:39PM
0.08
7:10AM
0.22

7:33PM
0.29
8:11AM
0.41

8:35PM
0.49
9:17AM
0.57

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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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
1717161718171617171718171616128991112131413
Sunrise
7:00--7:01--7:01--7:03--7:03--7:05--7:05--7:07-
Sunset
-5:40--5:39--5:37--5:37--5:36--5:35--5:34--5:31
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 42mm), heaviest during Sat afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Sat afternoon, min 16°C on Wed morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNE on Wed morning, strong winds from the N by Sat afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 40mm), heaviest during Sat night. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Sat night, min 10°C on Mon morning). Mainly fresh winds.

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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.