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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 Guide

Smithfield in S Canterbury is an exposed reef break that only works once in a while with no particular seasonal pattern. Ideal winds are from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. There is a right breaking reef. Best around high tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for sharks and rocks.

Smithfield Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
13.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Smithfield:

The best conditions reported for surf at Smithfield occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Smithfield (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Smithfield with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 47% of the time in June while 34% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 19% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
47%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
34%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
19%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Smithfield Location Map

Interactive Smithfield surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Smithfield is Timaru Airport (TIU) in New Zealand, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Smithfield is Oamaru Airport (OAM), also in New Zealand, 67 km (42 miles) away.

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Smithfield Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 17 May 2021, 21:31 Local Time
MonTuesday 18
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 0.4
E
0.4
E
0.4
E
0.4
E
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 10
SSW 10
SSW 15
WNW
Wind State off cross-
off
cross-
off
off

Swell History at Smithfield

Surf stats for Smithfield, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Smithfield

Wind stats for Smithfield, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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