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Blacks Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 2.8

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Blacks Reef (light winds from the WNW at Nuhaka East Coast wx 7 km from Blacks Reef). 0.5m 11 s period swell from S with 0.7m 3 s period wind swell from WNW
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Actual: 24 min ago

Light
7.6 km/h
WNW
Clean
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Blacks Reef Surf Forecast / Gisborne and Mahia / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Tuesday 17 Jul 2018 NZST

Blacks Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Blacks Reef sea temperature is 12.8 °C (Statistics for 17 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 14.2 max: 15.4 min: 13.1 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.5
S
0.6
WSW
0.8
SW
0.8
SSW
1.3
E
0.7
ESE
0.6
ESE
0.5
ESE
0.3
SSE
0.4
SE
0.2
SSE
0.2
SSE
0.5
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0.3
SSE
0.2
SSE
0.1
SE
0.5
W
0.5
SW
0.4
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.6
E
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
Period(s) (?)1111651110996999-8151414541241212
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)615744333811006644819870129871163012111104
Wind
(km/h)
15
W
5
SW
15
WSW
10
WSW
5
SSE
10
NW
5
NW
5
N
15
NNE
5
W
10
ESE
10
NNW
10
NNW
15
NNW
25
N
15
WNW
10
SSW
10
WNW
10
SW
10
SSW
10
E
5
SE
5
SSE
Wind State(?)crossoncross-
on
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High Tide
/ height (m)


9:23PM
1.97
9:53AM
1.84

10:19PM
1.90
10:47AM
1.79

11:14PM
1.82
11:41AM
1.74

12:08AM
1.74

12:38PM
1.69
1:01AM
1.67

1:34PM
1.66
1:53AM
1.62

2:27PM
1.64
2:45AM
1.58


Low Tide
/ height (m)

3:08PM
-0.02

3:45AM
-0.01
4:05PM
0.02

4:40AM
0.03
5:01PM
0.09

5:34AM
0.09
5:56PM
0.16

6:27AM
0.16

6:52PM
0.24
7:18AM
0.24

7:47PM
0.31
8:08AM
0.31

8:40PM
0.36
8:59AM
0.37

Note: the tide data above is for Waikokopu, New Zealand which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Blacks Reef.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Blacks Reef blow from the NNE.
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light rain
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light rain
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
1416121313111412121313121516151516121212121112
Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
1316101213101412111313111415131416111111111112
Sunrise
7:22--7:22--7:22--7:22--7:20--7:20--7:18--7:18-
Sunset
-5:06--5:07--5:07--5:08--5:08--5:09--5:10--5:12
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Thu night. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Tue afternoon, min 9°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Sun morning. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Sat afternoon, min 10°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Blacks Reef Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Blacks Reef provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Blacks Reef can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Blacks 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 (Blacks 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 Blacks 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.

Blacks Reef is 50 km (31 miles) from the city of Gisborne. If you plan a holiday in Gisborne and Mahia, look for hotels and other accommodation in Gisborne. Gisborne has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.