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Smoothwater Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.8

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Smoothwater Bay Surf Forecast / West Coast South Island / New Zealand

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Tuesday 18 May 2021 NZST
Forecast update in  hr  min  s Update imminent
Smoothwater Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Smoothwater Bay sea temperature is 14.8 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 13.7 max: 14.7 min: 12.1 °C)
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Smoothwater Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Smoothwater Bay sea temperature is 14.8 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 13.7 max: 14.7 min: 12.1 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for West Coast South Island

  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-shore wind has turned cross-on at Tauranga Bay (fresh winds from the W at Cape Foulwind WXT 3 km from Tauranga Bay).

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How big are the waves at Smoothwater Bay today?

The current surf forecast for Smoothwater Bay at 5PM is: 6.5m 15s primary swell from a West-southwest direction (forecast issued at 11:00am May 18). The wind direction is predicted to be cross-offshore.

Time (NZST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (18 May)20ft (6.0m)13s
Afternoon (18 May)20ft (6.0m)15s
Evening (18 May)20ft (6.0m)15s

Table - waves today at Smoothwater Bay. (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
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
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6
WSW
6
WSW
6
WSW
6.5
WSW
6
WSW
5.5
WSW
5.5
WSW
5
WSW
4.5
WSW
4.5
WSW
4.5
WSW
4
WSW
3.5
WSW
3.5
WSW
3
WSW
3
WSW
3
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.4
WSW
2.4
WSW
2.3
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.1
WSW
3
WSW
3.5
WSW
3.5
WSW
4.5
WSW
5
WSW
4.5
WSW
4.5
WSW
4
WSW
3.5
WSW
3.5
WSW
3.5
WSW
3.5
WSW
3
WSW
3
WSW
3
WSW
3
WSW
3
WSW
3
WSW
3
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.4
WSW
2.2
WSW
2.1
WSW
2.1
WSW
2
WSW
2
WSW
1.9
WSW
1.9
WSW
1.9
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.6
WSW
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30
SW
40
WSW
40
SW
40
SW
30
SW
25
SW
30
WSW
30
SW
20
SW
15
SW
15
SW
15
SW
15
SW
15
SW
15
SW
10
SSW
10
SSE
0
NW
5
NW
5
E
10
NE
15
NE
20
N
20
W
20
SW
25
WSW
35
WSW
25
SW
15
SSW
15
SSW
10
S
10
S
10
SSE
5
SW
10
SW
5
SSE
10
SE
10
SSE
10
SSE
10
SE
10
SE
0
NE
5
W
5
SSW
10
SSE
10
SSE
10
SSE
10
SSE
10
SE
5
NNE
5
N
5
SSE
10
SSE
10
SSE
10
SSE
10
SSE
10
SSE
5
NNW
5
WNW
5
SSW
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offglassoncross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offglasscross-
off
offoffoffoffoffoffglasscross-
on
cross-
off
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3:44PM
1.67
4:08AM
1.67
4:48PM
1.64
5:16AM
1.66
5:54PM
1.65
6:23AM
1.71
6:57PM
1.71
7:24AM
1.80
7:55PM
1.81
8:18AM
1.92
8:48PM
1.92
9:09AM
2.04
9:38PM
2.04
9:59AM
2.14
9:29AM
0.65
9:53PM
0.68
10:33AM
0.66
10:59PM
0.68
11:40AM
0.61
12:07AM
0.64
12:44PM
0.53
1:10AM
0.55
1:42PM
0.42
2:07AM
0.43
2:35PM
0.30
2:58AM
0.32
3:25PM
0.20
3:47AM
0.21
4:14PM
0.14

Note: the tide data above is for Jackson Bay, New Zealand which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Smoothwater Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Smoothwater Bay blow from the SSE

Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
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clear
clear
partially cloudy
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cloudy
cloudy
light rain
light rain
heavy rain
moderate rain
clear
clear
partially cloudy
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partially cloudy
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clear
clear
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