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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 NNW at Nuhaka East Coast wx 7 km from Blacks Reef). 0.6m 4 s period wind swell from NW
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Light
7.9 km/h
NNW
Clean
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Blacks Reef Surf Forecast / Gisborne and Mahia / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Wednesday 23 May 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 15.9 °C (Statistics for 23 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.2 max: 17.5 min: 14.3 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.2
SSW
0.4
WNW
1.1
SW
1
SW
0.7
SSW
0.8
SSW
1.3
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0.4
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0.5
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4
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4.5
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1.9
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Period(s) (?)104559125111081111109111111109991111
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)954755801788539492204533881963775533604832297314761029828112118551783
Wind
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25
WNW
15
WNW
20
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15
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20
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35
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10
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45
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35
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High Tide
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12:24PM
1.69
12:52AM
1.75

1:22PM
1.65
1:47AM
1.71

2:21PM
1.64
2:41AM
1.67

3:16PM
1.64

3:35AM
1.64
4:07PM
1.66

4:27AM
1.63
4:57PM
1.69

5:16AM
1.63
5:45PM
1.72

6:04AM
1.64

Low Tide
/ height (m)


6:36PM
0.11
7:11AM
0.09

7:34PM
0.16
8:06AM
0.14

8:32PM
0.21
8:59AM
0.20

9:29PM
0.25
9:52AM
0.26

10:22PM
0.29
10:43AM
0.31

11:11PM
0.33
11:32AM
0.36

11:59PM
0.36


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
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Low °C
1513101015141312101111101211910119101291012
Chill °C (?)
131410131513131297712119688881091012
Sunrise
7:11--7:11--7:13--7:13--7:13--7:15--7:16--7:16-
Sunset
-4:59--4:58--4:58--4:57--4:57--4:55--4:55--4:54
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 31mm), heaviest during Fri night. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Thu afternoon, min 10°C on Wed night). Mainly near gales.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 27mm), heaviest during Sun night. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Sat night, min 9°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SSW on Sun night, light winds from the SW by Wed afternoon).

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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.