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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 ENE at Scarborough Timaru wx 1 km from Lighthouse Reef). no significant swell
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Actual: 29 min ago

Light
9 km/h
ENE
Clean
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Lighthouse Reef Surf Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Sunday 16 Dec 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 13.7 °C (Statistics for 16 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 12.3 max: 14.6 min: 10.5 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.3
ESE
0.3
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0.4
NE
0.5
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0.4
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0.4
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0.8
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Period(s) (?)1010943484556877665667789
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)1917735402285112531319656254712281782462
Wind
(km/h)
5
ESE
15
E
15
NE
5
NNE
20
NE
20
WNW
20
N
15
N
20
SSW
30
SSE
25
SSE
10
SSE
15
NE
20
NE
15
NNE
10
ENE
20
NE
15
NE
10
S
35
SSW
5
NE
20
SW
15
SSW
Wind State(?)oncross-
on
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High Tide
/ height (m)
11:01AM
2.00

11:32PM
1.93
11:44AM
1.99

12:16AM
1.97
12:26PM
2.01

12:57AM
2.05

1:09PM
2.08
1:40AM
2.16

1:54PM
2.18
2:26AM
2.26

2:40PM
2.28
3:16AM
2.35

3:25PM
2.35

4:09AM
2.42

Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:24PM
0.85

5:35AM
0.77
6:05PM
0.77

6:22AM
0.70
6:41PM
0.67

7:07AM
0.62

7:18PM
0.57
7:52AM
0.54

8:01PM
0.49
8:39AM
0.48

8:49PM
0.43
9:28AM
0.44

9:41PM
0.41
10:20AM
0.44

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
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
5:43--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:46--5:46--5:47--5:47-
Sunset
-9:15--9:15--9:16--9:17--9:17--9:19--9:19--9:20
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Wed morning. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Tue afternoon, min 10°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Sun night, fresh winds from the SSE by Wed morning).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 33mm), heaviest during Sat afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Sat morning, min 10°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed night, fresh winds from the SSW by Sat afternoon).

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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.