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Leithfield Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Leithfield Beach Surf Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Tuesday 26 Oct 2021 NZDT
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Leithfield Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Leithfield Beach sea temperature is 12.0 °C (Statistics for 26 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 10.9 max: 12.3 min: 9.7 °C)
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Leithfield Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Leithfield Beach sea temperature is 12.0 °C (Statistics for 26 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 10.9 max: 12.3 min: 9.7 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Leithfield Beach (calm at Limestone Hills 18 km from Leithfield Beach).

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18 km away, 41 min ago

Calm
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11.3
12.0
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Leithfield Beach this week:

The surf forecast for Leithfield Beach over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Oct 29) at 10AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.8m and 7s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 11s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Leithfield Beach in the next 12 days are 0.6m 11s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Oct 30) at 1PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.9m 4s period and expected on Sunday (Oct 31) at 10PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10AM (Fri 29th Oct)2.5ft (0.8m) 7s
Best Surf10AM (Fri 29th Oct)2.5ft (0.8m) 7s
Most Powerful 1PM (Sat 30th Oct)2ft (0.6m) 11s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Leithfield Beach over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Tuesday
26
Wednesday
27
Thursday
28
Friday
29
Saturday
30
Sunday
31
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Sat
06
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ENE
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.2
E
0.3
E
0.2
E
0.2
E
0.4
E
0.2
S
0.8
ENE
0.6
E
0.3
E
0.3
E
1
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.7
NE
0.5
ENE
0.1
SE
0.1
SE
0.4
SE
0.2
SSE
0.3
SE
0.3
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.4
SE
0.4
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.6
SE
0.5
SE
0.5
SE
0.5
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.6
ENE
0.5
ENE
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5
SW
5
E
10
E
5
NW
15
SW
20
E
5
SW
10
E
20
E
5
ENE
15
WSW
5
SW
10
W
15
ENE
25
ENE
20
NNW
20
N
40
NW
20
WSW
10
SW
5
S
15
WSW
15
SSW
15
ENE
10
NNE
5
NE
15
E
5
N
5
ENE
20
ENE
5
WNW
10
SSE
15
E
10
NE
15
ENE
25
E
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cross-
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cross-
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9:41AM
1.74
10:05PM
1.61
10:29AM
1.72
10:53PM
1.58
11:16AM
1.71
11:40PM
1.57
12:03PM
1.71
12:25AM
1.59
12:48PM
1.74
1:10AM
1.63
1:33PM
1.78
1:56AM
1.70
2:19PM
1.84
2:43AM
1.79
3:06PM
1.91
3:32AM
1.89
3:56PM
1.96
4:23AM
2.00
4:47PM
2.01
5:16AM
2.09
5:41PM
2.04
6:11AM
2.16
6:36PM
2.04
3:23AM
0.42
3:59PM
0.45
4:11AM
0.46
4:47PM
0.47
4:58AM
0.48
5:35PM
0.48
5:45AM
0.48
6:21PM
0.47
6:30AM
0.46
7:05PM
0.44
7:16AM
0.41
7:49PM
0.38
8:03AM
0.34
8:34PM
0.31
8:52AM
0.27
9:21PM
0.22
9:42AM
0.19
10:09PM
0.14
10:36AM
0.12
11:00PM
0.07
11:30AM
0.06
11:53PM
0.01
12:27PM
0.03

Note: the tide data above is for Amberley Beach which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Leithfield Beach.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Leithfield Beach blow from the WNW

Tuesday
26
Wednesday
27
Thursday
28
Friday
29
Saturday
30
Sunday
31
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Sat
06
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Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 17°C on Wed morning, min 10°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Thu night. Warm (max 20°C on Sun morning, min 11°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri night, fresh winds from the NW by Sun afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Mon afternoon. Very mild (max 15°C on Mon morning, min 9°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 18°C on Thu morning, min 11°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Leithfield Beach Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Leithfield Beach provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Leithfield Beach can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Leithfield Beach 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 (Leithfield Beach) 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 Leithfield Beach 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.

Are you planning a holiday in Canterbury? If you are looking for accommodation near Leithfield Beach, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Canterbury, consider staying in Christchurch which is 41 km (25 miles) away.