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Napier - The Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 4.3

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The Reef, Napier - The Reef photo

Napier - The Reef

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Napier - The Reef

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The Reef, Napier - The Reef photo

Napier - The Reef

Photo credit: Greg Thompson

The Reef, Napier - The Reef photo

Napier - The Reef

Photo credit: Greg Thompson

The Reef Napier, Napier - The Reef photo

Napier - The Reef

Photo credit: Greg Thompson

Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.1 °C

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Saturday, 23 September 2017, 17:50 Local time
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3PM6PM9PM0AM
Wave (m) 1.6
ESE
1.5
ESE
1.4
ESE
1.4
ESE
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
E 10
E 5
N 5
WNW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
glass cross-
off

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The Reef(Napier) in Hawkes Bay is an exposed reef break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the south southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. There are left and right breaking reefs. Best around mid tide. Rarely crowded here. Take care of rocks in the line up.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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For Napier, New Zealand, 2 km from Napier - The Reef.

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Napier - The Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

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  • The closest passenger airport to Napier - The Reef is Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand, 108 km (67 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Napier - The Reef is Gisborne Airport (GIS), also in New Zealand, 131 km (81 miles) away.
  • Third is Palmerston North Airport (PMR) in New Zealand, 143 km (89 miles) away.
  • Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand is 160 km (99 miles) away.
  • Wanganui Airport (WAG), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Napier - The Reef and is 168 km (104 miles) away.
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