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Blacks Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 2.9

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Blacks Reef Surf Forecast / Gisborne and Mahia / New Zealand

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Saturday 15 May 2021 NZST
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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 16.6 °C (Statistics for 15 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.4 max: 17.6 min: 14.8 °C)
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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 16.6 °C (Statistics for 15 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.4 max: 17.6 min: 14.8 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Gisborne and Mahia

  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Blacks Reef (moderate winds from the SW at Mahia Radar AWS 14 km from Blacks Reef).

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Actual: 36 min ago

Moderate
20 km/h
SW
Cross-On
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How big are the waves at Blacks Reef today?

The current surf forecast for Blacks Reef at 12AM is: 0.7m 8s primary swell from a Southeast direction and 0.7m 5s secondary swell from a Southwest direction (forecast issued at 05:00pm May 15). An open ocean swell of 0.4m 8s is not directed at the surf break. The wind direction is predicted to be glassy.

Time (NZST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (16 May)1.5ft (0.4m)8s
Afternoon (16 May)1.5ft (0.4m)8s
Evening (16 May)2.5ft (0.7m)12s

Table - waves today at Blacks Reef. (Swell directed towards the surf break)

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sun
23
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1.1
SE
1
SE
0.8
SE
0.7
SE
0.9
SSW
0.6
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.7
E
0.7
E
0.8
E
0.9
E
0.8
SSW
0.9
E
0.9
E
0.8
S
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.8
S
0.8
S
0.8
S
0.9
S
0.8
S
0.8
S
0.8
S
1.5
SSW
0.9
S
1.5
S
1.8
S
1.9
S
2
S
2.3
SSW
2.4
S
2.5
S
3
S
2.5
S
2.2
S
1.9
S
1.7
S
1.5
S
1.4
S
1.3
S
1.3
S
1.2
S
1.2
S
1.1
S
1.1
S
1.1
S
1
S
1
S
0.9
S
1.5
S
1.7
S
1.7
S
1.7
S
1.6
S
1.5
S
1.4
SSE
1.4
SSE
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25
WNW
15
NW
10
WNW
5
WSW
5
NW
10
N
10
NNW
5
NE
15
NE
10
N
15
NNW
15
N
10
N
10
NE
15
NNE
10
N
10
NW
25
WNW
25
WNW
30
WNW
30
WNW
20
NW
25
NW
25
SW
35
WSW
30
SW
15
WNW
20
NW
30
WNW
30
WNW
30
W
30
SSW
15
SSE
5
SSW
5
NW
10
NNW
10
N
5
NNW
5
NNW
0
S
5
E
10
NE
10
NNE
10
N
10
NNW
10
NW
10
NW
10
NW
15
NW
20
NW
20
NW
15
W
20
SW
30
SSE
20
SSE
20
SSE
20
SSE
15
SE
10
SSE
10
SE
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off
crossglassglasscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffoffcross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrossoncross-
on
glassglasscross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
8:29PM
1.66
8:57AM
1.55
9:08PM
1.63
9:39AM
1.52
9:50PM
1.60
10:22AM
1.49
10:36PM
1.57
11:06AM
1.46
11:25PM
1.55
11:52AM
1.46
12:16AM
1.56
12:43PM
1.48
1:08AM
1.59
1:37PM
1.53
2:18PM
0.47
2:49AM
0.45
2:58PM
0.45
3:32AM
0.43
3:40PM
0.44
4:16AM
0.39
4:25PM
0.41
5:01AM
0.36
5:12PM
0.38
5:47AM
0.32
6:01PM
0.34
6:36AM
0.29
6:53PM
0.31
7:26AM
0.25
7:48PM
0.27

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

Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sun
23
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clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
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partially cloudy
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partially cloudy
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cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
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clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
clear
clear
cloudy
partially cloudy
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clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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clear
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clear
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light rain
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