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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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Blacks Reef Surf Forecast / Gisborne and Mahia / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Sunday 25 Feb 2018 NZDT

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 21.7 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 19.4 max: 21.1 min: 18.1 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.2
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1.4
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1
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0.7
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0.7
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1.5
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1.7
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1.4
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1.4
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1.3
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0.8
SSE
0.6
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0.4
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0.3
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0.3
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1.5
E
1.3
E
2.4
SSW
2.5
SSW
3
SSW
Period(s) (?)1214131111777121212121211111111118981212
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)4188253341271161962792155754643194182791709747232331726276217442500
Wind
(km/h)
10
NNW
10
N
10
N
10
WNW
10
SE
20
SW
20
S
15
SSE
5
SE
10
E
20
ENE
20
NE
20
NE
25
NE
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NNE
25
NE
25
NE
15
NNE
20
S
25
SSW
25
SW
25
SW
20
SSW
Wind State(?)cross-
off
offoffcrosscrosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

2:06PM
1.68
2:35AM
1.76

3:04PM
1.70
3:33AM
1.80

4:03PM
1.72

4:31AM
1.84
5:02PM
1.75

5:29AM
1.88
6:01PM
1.77

6:28AM
1.90
6:58PM
1.79

7:24AM
1.91

7:54PM
1.81
8:17AM
1.89

Low Tide
/ height (m)


8:18PM
0.18
8:55AM
0.18

9:16PM
0.16
9:54AM
0.14

10:17PM
0.12
10:52AM
0.11

11:17PM
0.08
11:51AM
0.08

12:15AM
0.05
12:49PM
0.06

1:09AM
0.03

1:44PM
0.06
2:02AM
0.05


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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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
2628212526171818172020192222202222212119171617
Low °C
2127182118161718171920192021202021201918161516
Chill °C (?)
2628212526161818172020192222202222212119161516
Sunrise
6:47--6:48--6:48--6:50--6:52--6:52--6:54--6:54-
Sunset
-7:55--7:53--7:52--7:51--7:50--7:47--7:46--7:45
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Sun afternoon, min 16°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 22mm), heaviest during Fri afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Thu morning, min 15°C on Sun morning). 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.