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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 ENE at Glenwood 4 km from Smithfield). 0.7m 10 s period swell from S with an additional 0.8m 12 s period swell from E , plus 0.5m 3 s period wind swell from ENE
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Actual: 40 min ago

Moderate
18 km/h
ENE
Cross-On
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Smithfield Surf Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Thursday 14 Dec 2017 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 18.6 °C (Statistics for 14 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 12.3 max: 14.6 min: 10.5 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.7
S
0.5
E
1.1
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.4
E
0.4
E
0.4
E
0.6
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0.7
ENE
1.2
SSE
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0.5
ESE
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0.7
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SSW
2.2
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2.2
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1.7
SSE
0.9
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1.1
NE
Period(s) (?)1012666710101067561211101089111085
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)1006777534338333232244862917911610496110184011165089155
Wind
(km/h)
15
NNE
25
ENE
10
N
10
NW
10
E
20
SSW
5
E
20
ENE
10
NW
5
SSW
15
NNE
20
SSE
20
SSE
15
E
10
NNE
5
NE
35
W
20
SSW
15
SSE
20
ESE
15
NNE
15
NNE
5
NW
Wind State(?)cross-
on
oncrosscross-
off
oncross-
off
glassoncross-
off
glasscross-
on
crosscrossoncrossglassoffcross-
off
crossoncrosscrossglass
High Tide
/ height (m)

1:47PM
2.18
2:08AM
2.16

2:27PM
2.16
2:45AM
2.17

2:54PM
2.18
3:17AM
2.19

3:17PM
2.25
3:50AM
2.19

3:44PM
2.34

4:25AM
2.19
4:16PM
2.40

5:04AM
2.17
4:54PM
2.39

5:46AM
2.14

Low Tide
/ height (m)


7:50PM
0.65
8:20AM
0.66

8:29PM
0.65
8:58AM
0.67

9:07PM
0.63
9:31AM
0.69

9:44PM
0.59
10:05AM
0.71

10:24PM
0.57
10:40AM
0.74

11:06PM
0.58
11:21AM
0.77

11:50PM
0.63
12:05PM
0.81

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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Rain (mm)
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High °C
1717152425201921222424151313122223121413152527
Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
161614242520192122242413111210222391311142527
Sunrise
5:43--5:43--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:46--5:46--5:46-
Sunset
-9:14--9:15--9:15--9:15--9:16--9:16--9:17--9:19
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Fri afternoon, min 13°C on Fri night). Mainly fresh winds.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Tue afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Thu afternoon, min 9°C on Tue night). Mainly fresh winds.

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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.