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Blacks Reef Surf Forecast / Gisborne and Mahia / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Sunday 22 May 2022 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 15.9 °C (Statistics for 22 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.2 max: 17.5 min: 14.3 °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 15.9 °C (Statistics for 22 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.2 max: 17.5 min: 14.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Blacks Reef (moderate winds from the W at Mahia Radar Automatic Weather Station 14 km from Blacks Reef).

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1 h 18 min ago

Moderate
24 km/h
W
Cross-Shore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Blacks Reef this week:

The surf forecast for Blacks Reef over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (May 23) at 3AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 4.0m and 16s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Blacks Reef in the next 12 days are 5.0m 17s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (May 26) at 9AM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.1m 8s period and expected on Monday (May 30) at 6AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 3AM (Mon 23rd May)13ft (4.0m) 16s
Best Surf 3AM (Mon 23rd May)13ft (4.0m) 16s
Most Powerful 9AM (Thu 26th May)16ft (5.0m) 17s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Blacks Reef over the next 12 days.

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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)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Fri
03
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
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4
S
3
S
3
S
2.5
S
2.1
S
2.1
S
2.5
S
2.5
S
2.4
S
2.2
S
5
S
4
S
3
S
2.5
S
2.3
S
2
S
2
S
2
S
1.6
S
1.2
S
1
S
0.6
S
0.4
SSE
0.2
ESE
0.2
ESE
0.2
ESE
0.2
ESE
0.1
S
0.1
S
0.1
S
0.1
S
0.1
S
0.6
WSW
1.5
SSW
3
SSW
2.3
S
1715141312121616151417171514131212121110109913131212131312121056910
8860458331042103133012873484331425461957148419652451824161756117011321113618305194602616161514555521714813021112
15
WNW
15
WSW
15
SSW
10
N
10
N
5
NE
10
WNW
10
WNW
10
SW
15
S
15
S
15
SSW
10
WSW
10
W
10
SW
10
W
5
WNW
10
E
10
NNE
15
NNE
20
NE
15
NNE
25
NNE
20
NNE
25
NNE
15
NNE
15
NNE
15
NNE
20
NNE
20
NNE
15
NNW
20
NW
20
NW
10
WNW
5
N
5
NE
crosscross-
on
onoffcross-
off
glasscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
glasscross-
off
offoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
glass
11:22PM
1.81
11:47AM
1.66
12:20AM
1.74
12:44PM
1.59
1:15AM
1.67
1:42PM
1.55
2:08AM
1.62
2:39PM
1.55
3:01AM
1.58
3:31PM
1.57
3:52AM
1.56
4:20PM
1.61
4:43AM
1.56
5:07PM
1.65
5:30AM
1.57
5:53PM
1.68
6:16AM
1.59
6:38PM
1.70
7:00AM
1.60
7:20PM
1.70
7:45AM
1.59
8:01PM
1.68
8:28AM
1.56
5:42AM
0.08
6:01PM
0.13
6:38AM
0.10
6:58PM
0.18
7:32AM
0.15
7:55PM
0.24
8:23AM
0.20
8:53PM
0.30
9:14AM
0.27
9:48PM
0.35
10:04AM
0.34
10:39PM
0.39
10:54AM
0.40
11:25PM
0.42
11:42AM
0.44
12:10AM
0.45
12:26PM
0.46
12:54AM
0.47
1:08PM
0.47
1:38AM
0.48
1:49PM
0.47
2:22AM
0.47
2:29PM
0.47

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

Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Fri
03
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-7:11--7:11--7:11--7:13--7:13--7:15--7:15--7:16--7:16--7:18--7:18--7:18-
--4:59--4:58--4:58--4:57--4:57--4:55--4:55--4:54--4:54--4:53--4:53--4:53

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 17°C on Tue afternoon, min 10°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Very mild (max 13°C on Wed night, min 8°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Tue morning. Warm (max 20°C on Tue afternoon, min 11°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (light winds from the N on Sat night, fresh winds from the NNE by Mon night).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Wed afternoon. Warm (max 20°C on Wed morning, min 13°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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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 12 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.