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Lighthouse Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Lighthouse Reef Surf Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Friday 14 May 2021 NZST
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Lighthouse Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Lighthouse Reef sea temperature is 13.7 °C (Statistics for 14 May 1981-2005 - mean: 10.7 max: 12.3 min: 9.2 °C)
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Lighthouse Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Lighthouse Reef sea temperature is 13.7 °C (Statistics for 14 May 1981-2005 - mean: 10.7 max: 12.3 min: 9.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Lighthouse Reef (calm at Marchwiel wx 8 km from Lighthouse Reef).

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How big are the waves at Lighthouse Reef today?

The current surf forecast for Lighthouse Reef at 7AM is: 1.2m 6s primary swell from a East-northeast direction and 0.7m 6s secondary swell from a East direction, 0.2m 10s secondary swell from a South-southeast direction (forecast issued at 05:00am May 14). The wind direction is predicted to be cross-offshore.

Time (NZST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (14 May)4.5ft (1.3m)6s
Afternoon (14 May)3ft (0.9m)7s
Evening (14 May)8ft (2.4m)8s

Table - waves today at Lighthouse Reef. (Swell directed towards the surf break)

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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)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
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1.2
NE
1.2
ENE
1.3
ENE
1.5
ENE
0.9
ENE
1.1
E
2.4
ENE
1.1
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
0.9
E
0.8
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
0.6
ESE
0.5
E
0.6
E
0.4
SE
0.7
E
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.5
SE
0.4
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.4
E
0.6
E
0.4
E
0.5
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.7
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.7
SE
0.7
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.6
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.5
SE
0.5
SE
0.5
SE
0.5
SSE
1.1
SSE
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15
N
15
N
15
N
20
NNE
20
NNE
20
NNE
10
N
10
NNE
5
N
20
SSW
20
SSW
20
SSW
15
SE
10
E
15
NE
15
NNE
10
NNW
5
NNW
10
N
5
NNW
20
NNW
5
WSW
10
WSW
10
NNW
15
NNW
10
NNW
10
N
15
N
20
NNW
10
NW
10
SW
10
W
15
NNW
10
WNW
20
WNW
20
NW
25
NW
25
NNW
15
NNW
20
WNW
25
SSW
40
S
35
S
25
SSW
10
SSW
10
NNW
15
N
10
NNW
10
NNW
15
NNW
10
NNW
15
N
15
N
15
NW
15
NW
15
WSW
10
S
10
NNW
5
N
15
NE
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscrosscrossoncross-
on
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross
4:20AM
2.26
5:16PM
2.00
5:00AM
2.24
6:05PM
1.98
5:47AM
2.17
7:00PM
1.99
6:46AM
2.08
7:58PM
2.03
7:50AM
2.03
8:49PM
2.08
8:48AM
2.04
9:35PM
2.12
9:41AM
2.09
10:19PM
2.14
10:33AM
2.15
11:24AM
0.68
11:28PM
0.74
12:11PM
0.77
12:11AM
0.83
12:58PM
0.86
12:57AM
0.91
1:45PM
0.90
1:48AM
0.96
2:32PM
0.90
2:44AM
0.96
3:18PM
0.84
3:40AM
0.88
4:04PM
0.75
4:30AM
0.75

Note: the tide data above is for Timaru Harbour, New Zealand which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Lighthouse Reef.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Lighthouse Reef blow from the WNW

Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
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