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Lighthouse Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Lighthouse Reef Spot ID

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell ENE | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.6 °C

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Monday, 17 June 2019, 22:32 Local time
MonTuesday 18
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 20
WSW 15
WSW 10
SW 5
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Lighthouse Reef in S Canterbury is an exposed beach and reef break that does not work very often with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds blow from the west northwest. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the optimum swell angle is from the east northeast. Both left and right reef breaks. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take care of rips, rocks, locals and sharks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Timaru Harbour, New Zealand, 4 km from Lighthouse Reef.

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Lighthouse Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Timaru- Glenwood, 7 km from Lighthouse Reef.


Air temperature
4.9 °C

Current weather near Lighthouse Reef

Overall Lighthouse Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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  • The closest passenger airport to Lighthouse Reef is Timaru Airport (TIU) in New Zealand, 15 km (9 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Lighthouse Reef is Oamaru Airport (OAM), also in New Zealand, 61 km (38 miles) away.
  • Third is Glentanner Airport (MON) in New Zealand, 108 km (67 miles) away.
  • Mount Cook Airport (GTN) in New Zealand is 117 km (73 miles) away.
  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Lighthouse Reef and is 147 km (91 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Lighthouse Reef, Canterbury. Use the tab navigation above to view Lighthouse Reef sea temperature, Lighthouse Reef photographs, Lighthouse Reef detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Lighthouse Reef webcams, current wind from Canterbury live weather stations and Lighthouse Reef tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Lighthouse Reef.