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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 The wind is still cross-off at Blacks Reef (light winds from the E at Mahia Heights 7 km from Blacks Reef). 1.1m 6 s period wind swell from SSW
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13 km/h
E
Cross-Off
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Blacks Reef Surf Forecast / Gisborne and Mahia / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Friday 21 Sep 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 11.8 °C (Statistics for 21 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 14.0 max: 15.0 min: 12.9 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1
SSW
1
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1.1
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1
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0.8
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0.5
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0.4
SSW
0.5
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0.5
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1.4
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0.6
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1.7
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1.8
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4.5
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2.4
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2.4
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2.2
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1.8
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1.7
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Period(s) (?)56566619161415688881616151414141313
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)5873576646171151381201261234512101405414931622894222752441197711551001
Wind
(km/h)
20
S
20
SW
20
S
15
S
10
SSW
5
ESE
10
NNW
10
WNW
5
NE
15
WNW
25
SW
15
SSW
20
W
25
WNW
20
W
25
WNW
30
SW
15
SSW
5
NNW
5
NW
10
ENE
15
WNW
15
NW
Wind State(?)oncross-
on
onononcrosscross-
off
crossoffcrosscross-
on
oncrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
oncross-
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off
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cross
High Tide
/ height (m)

3:13AM
1.42
3:38PM
1.49

4:00AM
1.42
4:24PM
1.49

4:46AM
1.44
5:09PM
1.51

5:32AM
1.47
5:55PM
1.54

6:18AM
1.52

6:40PM
1.58
7:03AM
1.58

7:25PM
1.62
7:48AM
1.63

8:10PM
1.65

Low Tide
/ height (m)
9:07PM
0.40
9:27AM
0.41

9:52PM
0.38
10:15AM
0.39

10:37PM
0.36
10:59AM
0.36

11:23PM
0.33
11:42AM
0.33

12:08AM
0.30

12:25PM
0.30
12:53AM
0.28

1:10PM
0.27
1:37AM
0.25

1:56PM
0.26
2:22AM
0.24

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
light rainlight rainrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearclearrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclear
Rain (mm)
51251---1812---1-------
High °C
1413131212131217181311111216171310121113131211
Low °C
111212121212101314101110101414101011711131011
Chill °C (?)
14111110111311171811899151611710111312109
Sunrise
-5:58--5:56--5:54--5:54--5:52--5:50--5:48---
Sunset
--6:05--6:06--6:07--6:07--6:08--6:08--6:09--
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 24mm), heaviest during Mon night. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Mon afternoon, min 10°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Tue afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Wed afternoon, min 7°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Tue afternoon, fresh winds from the WSW by Wed night).

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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.