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

Overall: 3.5

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still offshore at Smithfield (light winds from the W at Glenwood 4 km from Smithfield). 1.1m 10 s period swell from S with 0.9m 4 s period wind swell from W
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Offshore
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Smithfield Surf Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Thursday 24 May 2018 NZST

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

Today's Smithfield sea temperature is 12.5 °C (Statistics for 24 May 1981-2005 - mean: 10.5 max: 12.0 min: 8.5 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1
S
0.8
S
1.3
SSW
0.4
S
1.2
S
1.6
SE
1.2
SE
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
3.5
S
3.5
S
3
SSE
3
SSE
2.1
SSE
1.7
SSE
1.1
SE
1.2
SE
0.9
SE
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.7
SSE
0.7
SSE
0.7
SE
Period(s) (?)10109186986799101010991211998813
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)21211323710411237120654461516162084140315137824801973891981471117261161
Wind
(km/h)
30
WNW
10
W
15
W
30
SSW
15
WSW
10
NW
15
NNE
25
SW
25
SW
40
SSW
30
SSW
20
SW
15
SSW
10
W
5
W
5
ESE
5
W
5
NW
10
NE
5
NNW
5
NW
10
ENE
10
WNW
Wind State(?)offoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
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glasscross-
off
cross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

11:44PM
2.40

12:17PM
2.30
12:45AM
2.36

1:11PM
2.29
1:41AM
2.32

1:59PM
2.28
2:25AM
2.28

2:43PM
2.26
2:57AM
2.25

3:22PM
2.23

3:20AM
2.26





Low Tide
/ height (m)
5:29PM
0.56

5:58AM
0.56

6:27PM
0.55
6:51AM
0.57

7:22PM
0.54
7:40AM
0.60

8:10PM
0.56
8:26AM
0.63

8:53PM
0.61
9:08AM
0.64

9:31PM
0.68
9:49AM
0.64





Note: the tide data above is for Timaru Harbour, New Zealand which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Smithfield.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Smithfield blow from the W.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
12910119101189977876656768910
Low °C
1066967108776685465566689
Chill °C (?)
97886993552455654555889
Sunrise
--7:54--7:54--7:56--7:56--7:58--7:58--7:58--
Sunset
5:08--5:08--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:06--5:05--5:05-
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Sun afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 12°C on Thu afternoon, min 6°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNE on Sat morning, strong winds from the SSW by Sun afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 10°C on Thu night, min 4°C on Tue morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Smithfield Surf forecast

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

Smithfield is 3 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.