Smithfield

Quality Rating: 
6
Wave Type: 
Right point
Reef
Wave Size Min: 
2.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Wally
Powerful
Hollow
Optimal Swell Direction: 
SE
Optimal Wind Direction: 
W
Tide: 
High
Beach Type: 
Stones
Rock
Skill Level: 
Expert
Crowd Level: 
4

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Description: 

Smithfield is a right hand reef break, located off the rocks out front of the old Smithfield Freezing works. The wave is powerful, with a steep, gnarly drop in and a solid wall. Expert surfers only.

Directions: 
From Timaru head north on Evans Street, State Highway 1, then turn right onto Bridge Street, past the fire station down to the Freezing works. Find a park and use the style over the fence. Its a short 5min walk across a paddock to the beach.
Nearest Town: 
Timaru
Nearest City: 
Timaru
Travel Time from City: 
5mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
Yes
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Smithfield
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