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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Lighthouse Reef (light winds from the WSW at Scarborough Timaru wx 1 km from Lighthouse Reef). 0.9m 11 s period swell from E with an additional 0.8m 4 s period swell from ENE , plus 0.7m 4 s period wind swell from NE
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Actual: 53 min ago

Light
9.7 km/h
WSW
Clean
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Lighthouse Reef Surf Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Sunday 23 Sep 2018 NZST

Lighthouse Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Lighthouse Reef sea temperature is 10.2 °C (Statistics for 23 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 9.1 max: 10.5 min: 7.8 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6
E
0.7
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0.6
E
0.5
E
1.2
SE
1.6
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0.7
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0.7
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0.5
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0.4
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0.2
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0.2
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0.2
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0.4
SSE
0.4
SSE
1.6
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0.4
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.6
NE
1.1
NE
1.3
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0.9
NE
0.8
ENE
Period(s) (?)111110105588891010111817123555666
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)821107549681465558292788910894041918531365254
Wind
(km/h)
5
W
10
ESE
10
ESE
20
ENE
25
SSE
30
SW
15
NW
15
W
10
W
10
SW
25
SSW
25
SW
10
NW
5
ESE
10
WNW
5
N
20
ENE
20
WNW
15
NNW
20
NNE
15
N
15
SSE
20
SE
Wind State(?)cross-
off
ononcross-
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on
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off
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off
cross-
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High Tide
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2:05PM
2.08
2:29AM
2.16

2:41PM
2.07

3:02AM
2.16
3:16PM
2.07

3:39AM
2.17
3:53PM
2.07

4:19AM
2.17
4:33PM
2.07

5:04AM
2.19
5:17PM
2.05

5:53AM
2.20

6:07PM
2.02
6:46AM
2.23

Low Tide
/ height (m)


8:22PM
0.46
8:46AM
0.56

8:58PM
0.44
9:25AM
0.52

9:36PM
0.45
10:06AM
0.48

10:16PM
0.47
10:51AM
0.45

10:58PM
0.51
11:37AM
0.44

11:43PM
0.57

12:24PM
0.47
12:30AM
0.63


Note: the tide data above is for Timaru Harbour, New Zealand which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Lighthouse Reef.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Lighthouse Reef blow from the WNW.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
15149876912911117101181012111719151413
Low °C
121088635126995710781281217121413
Chill °C (?)
1513653261179821010681091619151311
Sunrise
6:22--6:20--6:18--6:16--6:15--6:13--6:11--6:09-
Sunset
-6:31--6:32--6:35--6:36--6:37--6:37--6:38--6:40
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 28mm), heaviest during Mon afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Sun morning, min 3°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SSE on Sun afternoon, calm by Tue afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Sat afternoon, min 5°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Lighthouse Reef Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Lighthouse Reef provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Lighthouse Reef can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Lighthouse 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 (Lighthouse 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 Lighthouse 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.

Lighthouse Reef is 4 km (2 miles) from the city of Timaru. If you plan a holiday in Canterbury, look for hotels and other accommodation in Timaru. Timaru has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.