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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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Smithfield Surf Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Friday 23 Feb 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 19.9 °C (Statistics for 23 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 14.2 max: 16.2 min: 12.9 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1
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1.3
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1.4
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1.2
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1.1
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0.9
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0.7
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1
SSE
2.5
SSW
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1.9
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1.7
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0.9
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0.6
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0.4
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0.4
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0.4
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0.3
E
Period(s) (?)911111114131211891211111111111111111110119
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)152387499354469263130254689865946747652582439320183956844283113
Wind
(km/h)
15
ENE
5
NW
5
SE
20
E
15
NNW
20
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25
N
30
SSE
30
SSW
25
SSE
0
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10
NNE
20
ENE
5
NNE
10
NNE
20
ENE
10
N
10
W
10
ESE
10
SW
10
SSW
15
ESE
5
NW
Wind State(?)oncross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)

10:40PM
2.19
10:41AM
2.07

11:38PM
2.29
11:41AM
2.14

12:32AM
2.39
12:42PM
2.24

1:25AM
2.48

1:40PM
2.33
2:22AM
2.57

2:35PM
2.40
3:20AM
2.63

3:29PM
2.42

4:19AM
2.66


Low Tide
/ height (m)
4:08PM
0.61

4:44AM
0.81
5:03PM
0.61

5:49AM
0.80
5:59PM
0.60

6:49AM
0.72
6:55PM
0.57

7:42AM
0.62

7:51PM
0.53
8:33AM
0.54

8:46PM
0.48
9:25AM
0.50

9:41PM
0.43
10:19AM
0.49


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
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
1916151515242219151513131313151616222220171716
Sunrise
--7:05--7:05--7:07--7:09--7:09--7:11--7:13--
Sunset
8:30--8:30--8:28--8:25--8:23--8:22--8:21--8:19-
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Sun morning, min 11°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NE on Sun afternoon, calm by Mon night).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Thu morning, min 11°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.