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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 Continuing clean conditions at Smithfield (calm at Glenwood 4 km from Smithfield). 1.0m 8 s period swell from E
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Smithfield Surf Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Wednesday 15 Aug 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 9.0 °C (Statistics for 15 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 8.7 max: 10.1 min: 7.3 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.7
ESE
0.7
ESE
1
E
1.2
ENE
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.7
E
0.6
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0.4
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0.4
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0.9
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0.9
SE
1
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0.8
ENE
0.9
SSW
1.6
SSW
3
SSW
3
SSW
1.6
S
Period(s) (?)121289881010101010997109886810109
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)1251231432279280133100704831292716137120130856035914531529427
Wind
(km/h)
10
W
15
ENE
10
NNW
15
N
10
WNW
10
SW
10
NW
15
ENE
15
SSW
10
SW
10
E
10
NNW
5
NW
15
ENE
5
W
0
WSW
10
SSE
10
W
15
SW
20
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15
W
10
WNW
10
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Wind State(?)offcross-
on
cross-
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off
cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)


6:55PM
2.38
7:20AM
2.35

7:54PM
2.27
8:19AM
2.28

8:55PM
2.17
9:19AM
2.21

9:57PM
2.10
10:16AM
2.16

10:58PM
2.08
11:08AM
2.13

11:51PM
2.09
11:53AM
2.13

12:36AM
2.11


Low Tide
/ height (m)

12:33PM
0.36
12:49AM
0.50

1:29PM
0.42
1:47AM
0.56

2:25PM
0.51
2:49AM
0.63

3:24PM
0.58

3:52AM
0.69
4:28PM
0.62

4:50AM
0.73
5:28PM
0.62

5:42AM
0.75

6:18PM
0.60
6:28AM
0.73

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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moderate rain
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
111191418111010899691088989107610
Low °C
99810158897885597788895610
Chill °C (?)
109813181088687388778767539
Sunrise
7:31--7:30--7:28--7:26--7:24--7:22--7:22--7:20-
Sunset
-5:47--5:49--5:50--5:51--5:52--5:52--5:53--5:54
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Fri night. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Thu afternoon, min 6°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Some drizzle, heaviest during Mon morning. Cool air temperatures (max 10°C on Sun afternoon, min 5°C on Sat night). 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.