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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 Offshore wind reported 1 km from Lighthouse Reef (light winds from the SW at Scarborough Timaru wx 1 km from Lighthouse Reef). 1.3m 9 s period swell from ENE with an additional 0.5m 10 s period swell from SE
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Lighthouse Reef Surf Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Wednesday 17 Jan 2018 NZDT

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 17.4 °C (Statistics for 17 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 13.9 max: 15.7 min: 11.6 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.4
ENE
1.1
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1.3
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1.4
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.6
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0.6
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0.6
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0.3
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0.2
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0.2
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0.2
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0.4
ESE
0.4
ESE
0.7
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0.5
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0.5
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0.6
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0.4
ESE
0.6
ESE
0.8
ESE
0.6
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Period(s) (?)89888888887774445555556
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)262186212250125705551501255555191112169213022
Wind
(km/h)
20
NNW
5
E
25
NNE
10
NNW
5
S
20
SE
10
SW
10
NE
20
ENE
5
NW
5
WSW
25
E
15
SSW
10
SSE
20
ESE
5
SSE
5
SE
10
E
5
NNE
5
SW
25
E
5
SE
10
S
Wind State(?)cross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)

4:09AM
2.19
3:58PM
2.25

4:46AM
2.18
4:35PM
2.22

5:25AM
2.17
5:17PM
2.14

6:04AM
2.16
6:06PM
2.06

6:47AM
2.13

7:02PM
2.00
7:34AM
2.09






Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:01PM
0.58
10:26AM
0.73

10:41PM
0.60
11:06AM
0.74

11:20PM
0.65
11:49AM
0.75

12:02AM
0.70
12:33PM
0.76

12:47AM
0.73

1:17PM
0.78
1:34AM
0.74







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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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
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Sunset
--9:16--9:15--9:15--9:15--9:14--9:13--9:12--
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Wed afternoon, min 16°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Sat night. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Sat afternoon, min 16°C on Sat 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.