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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 Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Friday 16 Apr 2021 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 15.7 °C (Statistics for 16 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 12.0 max: 13.1 min: 10.5 °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 15.7 °C (Statistics for 16 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 12.0 max: 13.1 min: 10.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still offshore at Smithfield (light winds from the W at Timaru Airport 9 km from Smithfield).

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Actual: 50 min ago

Moderate
19 km/h
W
Offshore
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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 (Apr 16) at 9PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.1m and 6s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 5s. Another secondary swell of 0.2m and 17s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Smithfield in the next 12 days are 1.4m 6s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Apr 17) at 9AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.9m 7s period and expected on Friday (Apr 23) at 12PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9PM (Fri 16th Apr)3.5ft (1.1m) 6s
Best Surf 9AM (Sat 17th Apr)4.5ft (1.4m) 6s
Most Powerful 9AM (Sat 17th Apr)4.5ft (1.4m) 6s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Smithfield 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
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
0.3
ESE
0.6
SSE
0.9
SSE
1.4
S
0.2
SSE
0.4
SE
0.2
SSE
0.2
SSE
0.2
SSE
0.3
SSE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.3
SSE
0.6
ENE
0.4
E
0.4
E
0.3
E
0.4
E
0.3
S
1.1
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.9
E
0.6
E
0.2
SSE
0.2
SSE
1.5
SSW
0.4
SE
0.4
SSE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
SSE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
2.1
S
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16544215124241817174364655439128128253664459339311616063100494450605652748
10
NW
30
SSE
5
WSW
10
SSW
15
ENE
10
NNW
10
NW
15
WNW
15
WNW
5
NW
10
ENE
10
WNW
5
NW
20
E
5
WNW
5
WSW
10
E
15
S
10
SSW
10
E
10
N
15
WNW
20
WNW
5
NW
10
S
20
SE
10
N
10
NNW
20
SSE
5
NW
15
WSW
45
SW
10
WNW
15
WNW
5
SW
10
NNW
cross-
off
crossglasscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
glasscross-
on
offcross-
off
oncross-
off
glassoncrosscross-
off
oncrosscross-
off
offglasscrosscross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offcross-
off
glasscross-
off
6:39PM
1.94
6:27AM
2.12
7:36PM
1.92
7:30AM
2.04
8:38PM
1.95
8:33AM
1.98
9:31PM
2.01
9:29AM
1.95
10:15PM
2.09
10:20AM
1.97
10:57PM
2.14
11:10AM
2.04
11:40PM
2.19
11:59AM
2.13
12:28AM
2.23
12:48PM
2.21
1:19AM
2.28
1:38PM
2.26
2:10AM
2.33
2:30PM
2.29
2:59AM
2.37
3:26PM
2.32
12:38PM
0.70
12:42AM
0.78
1:30PM
0.80
1:28AM
0.88
2:22PM
0.89
2:21AM
0.97
3:10PM
0.92
3:24AM
1.01
3:54PM
0.90
4:25AM
0.95
4:37PM
0.82
5:15AM
0.82
5:22PM
0.71
5:56AM
0.66
6:09PM
0.58
6:37AM
0.50
6:58PM
0.47
7:21AM
0.39
7:48PM
0.38
8:10AM
0.33
8:41PM
0.34
9:06AM
0.31
9:39PM
0.33

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
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
partially cloudy
light rain
light rain
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
light rain
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
clear
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
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7:09--7:09--7:11--7:13--7:13--7:15--7:16--7:16--7:18--7:20--7:20--7:22--
-5:59--5:58--5:55--5:53--5:52--5:51--5:50--5:47--5:45--5:45--5:43--5:42-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Warm (max 20°C on Sun afternoon, min 6°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSE on Fri afternoon, calm by Sat morning).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Wed night. Very mild (max 19°C on Mon afternoon, min 9°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 21°C on Fri afternoon, min 7°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sun afternoon. Very mild (max 16°C on Tue afternoon, min 5°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SW on Mon afternoon, calm by Tue afternoon).

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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.