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Smithfield Surf Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Thursday 30 Jun 2022 NZST
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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 10.4 °C (Statistics for 30 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 9.4 max: 11.0 min: 8.2 °C)
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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 10.4 °C (Statistics for 30 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 9.4 max: 11.0 min: 8.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Smithfield (calm at Marchwiel wx 3 km from Smithfield).

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Actual: 27 min ago

Calm
5 km/h
WNW
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Smithfield this week:

The surf forecast for Smithfield over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Jul 01) at 3AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.2m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 0.8m and 8s. Another secondary swell of 0.4m and 10s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Smithfield in the next 12 days are 1.8m 18s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Jul 07) at 12PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.2m 2s period and expected on Friday (Jul 01) at 9PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 3AM (Fri 1st Jul)7ft (2.2m) 8s
Best Surf12PM (Thu 7th Jul)6ft (1.8m) 18s
Most Powerful12PM (Thu 7th Jul)6ft (1.8m) 18s

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

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Friday
01
Saturday
02
Sunday
03
Monday
04
Tuesday
05
Wednesday
06
Thursday
07
Friday
08
Saturday
09
Sunday
10
Monday
11
Tue
12
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
Rating
(10 max)
212220111123321133034433222110001333
Swell
Height Map
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.6
SSW
0.3
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.7
SSE
0.7
SE
0.5
SE
0.5
SE
0.4
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.4
SE
1.7
S
1.4
SSW
0.5
SE
0.7
SE
1.6
SE
1.4
SE
1.1
SE
1.1
SE
0.9
SE
0.8
SE
0.8
SE
0.6
SE
0.6
SE
0.4
SE
0.3
SE
0.3
E
0.6
E
1
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
Period(s) (?)6181614128101515141416171615157713171814121211101010101091212121212
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)18861140186149305385858213133936416289562622088529815367213793141981501248561331227109295339333
Wind
(km/h)
5
W
10
NW
10
WNW
10
WNW
10
NW
0
NNE
10
WNW
10
WNW
5
NNW
10
W
5
NW
5
ESE
10
NNW
5
NW
5
SSW
5
WSW
10
W
10
WSW
20
SSE
10
SW
10
S
5
WNW
5
WNW
5
NE
5
WNW
5
W
15
SW
15
SSW
15
SSW
10
SW
15
WSW
10
WSW
10
S
15
WNW
10
W
5
ENE
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
glassoffcross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
glassglassoffoffcross-
on
cross-
off
crossoffglassglasscross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
crossoffoffon
High Tide
/ height (m)
3:48AM
2.33
5:10PM
2.09
4:32AM
2.23
5:56PM
2.08
5:29AM
2.10
6:44PM
2.06
6:35AM
2.00
7:31PM
2.04
7:32AM
1.96
8:17PM
2.00
8:19AM
1.96
9:00PM
1.98
9:07AM
2.00
9:44PM
1.99
10:00AM
2.05
10:31PM
2.03
10:57AM
2.12
11:23PM
2.10
11:54AM
2.20
12:18AM
2.20
12:49PM
2.29
1:12AM
2.31
1:45PM
2.38
Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:21PM
0.85
11:02AM
0.72
11:07PM
0.87
11:49AM
0.78
11:56PM
0.88
12:37PM
0.82
12:45AM
0.88
1:24PM
0.82
1:34AM
0.87
2:07PM
0.78
2:21AM
0.84
2:48PM
0.73
3:08AM
0.79
3:31PM
0.69
3:54AM
0.70
4:20PM
0.67
4:40AM
0.62
5:16PM
0.66
5:29AM
0.57
6:14PM
0.65
6:21AM
0.54
7:09PM
0.61
7:18AM
0.54

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

Friday
01
Saturday
02
Sunday
03
Monday
04
Tuesday
05
Wednesday
06
Thursday
07
Friday
08
Saturday
09
Sunday
10
Monday
11
Tue
12
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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Rain (mm)
1--------------3635-------16--------
Temp. °C6810781181012989889867757667546666667556
Low °C44765107711879669447656556434356666546
Chill °C (?)16946116912789779845325457323333345355
Sunrise-8:11--8:11--8:11--8:11--8:11--8:10--8:10--8:10--8:08--8:08--8:07--8:07-
Sunset--5:05--5:06--5:06--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:08--5:08--5:09--5:10--5:12--5:12

Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Thu night. Very mild (max 12°C on Sun afternoon, min 4°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSW on Thu night, calm by Sat afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 12mm), heaviest on Wed morning. Mild temperatures (max 9°C on Sun night, min 4°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Mild temperatures (max 7°C on Wed night, min 3°C on Sat morning). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Mild temperatures (max 7°C on Mon afternoon, min 3°C on Sat night). 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 12 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.