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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: 'Empty Blacks' by Rob Davies

3 hours
earlier
Peak Waves Wind Wind Waves Swell 1 Swell 2 3 hours
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15 s cross-
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4 s 3 s 15 s

Open ocean wave model on 23 October at 3 am

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

Empty Blacks, Blacks Reef
user: Rob Davies (724 photos)
photo taken at: 3:04 am 23 Oct 2013

Empty Blacks

New Zealand | Blacks Reef

Average rating: 3.0
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Blacks doing it's wave-magnet thing and making something of a small swell. Mostly shoulder high with the odd head-high set towards the end of a 4 hour session that left my arms sore for days. Unusually for Blacks, the lefts were better than the rights.