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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 cross-on at Smithfield (light winds from the ESE at Glenwood Timaru wx 4 km from Smithfield). 1.4m 6 s period wind swell from SSE
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Actual: 42 min ago

Moderate
18.5 km/h
ESE
Cross-On
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Smithfield Surf Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Wednesday 19 Dec 2018 NZDT

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 13.8 °C (Statistics for 19 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 12.5 max: 14.6 min: 10.7 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.3
SSE
1.6
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1.2
SSE
0.7
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0.7
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0.7
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0.6
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0.7
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0.6
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0.5
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1.6
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0.9
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0.8
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0.7
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0.7
ENE
0.9
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0.8
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1.1
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0.9
ESE
0.8
ESE
Period(s) (?)587778888117566666469111010
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)853491425152664560426147192001135751351755102291158121
Wind
(km/h)
20
SSE
15
SE
10
ENE
10
ENE
10
E
10
NNE
5
ENE
15
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5
NNW
15
NE
20
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30
SSW
20
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15
SE
10
NW
15
NE
20
ENE
10
NNE
5
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15
ENE
5
SW
10
SE
35
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Wind State(?)cross-
on
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oncross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

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
4:12PM
2.38

5:04AM
2.47
5:02PM
2.37

6:01AM
2.50
5:59PM
2.34

6:59AM
2.50

Low Tide
/ height (m)


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

10:34PM
0.41
11:14AM
0.45

11:29PM
0.43
12:08PM
0.48

12:26AM
0.46


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)
7561---26--11----------1
High °C
1110101112121413111616141313111618162021191913
Low °C
101010111210121210131611121291317151921161913
Chill °C (?)
8881011111312111515131112111518162021191910
Sunrise
5:46--5:46--5:46--5:47--5:47--5:48--5:48--5:48-
Sunset
-9:16--9:17--9:19--9:19--9:20--9:20--9:20--9:21
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 38mm), heaviest during Sat night. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Sat morning, min 10°C on Wed morning). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Some drizzle, heaviest during Wed afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Tue afternoon, min 9°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (calm on Sun night, fresh winds from the SSE by Wed afternoon).

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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.