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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 Photo: 'Small South swell' by Rob Davies

3 hours
earlier
Peak Waves Wind Wind Waves Swell 1 Swell 2 3 hours
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1.9
E
35
NE
NE
1.1
NE
1.4
E
0.5
SSW
10 s off 5 s 10 s 16 s

Open ocean wave model on 28 March at 6 pm

Forecast wind and swell just offshore from Blacks Reef around the time the photo was taken

Small South swell, Blacks Reef
user: Rob Davies (724 photos)
photo taken at: 6:18 pm 28 Mar 2015

Small South swell

New Zealand | Blacks Reef

Average rating: 3.0
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A reef about 400m east of Blacks provided good surf as the tide dropped. Blacks is perhaps not quite what it was a decade ago but this stretch is still the best spot to aim for when small south swells are too marginal everywhere else. The odd head-high set.