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Sumner Bar ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.1
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.1
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.2
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Sumner Bar Surf Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Friday 23 Jun 2017 NZST

Sumner Bar surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Sumner Bar sea temperature is 10.5 °C (Statistics for 23 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 9.8 max: 11.3 min: 8.8 °C)

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Swell
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)8991010111010101010131212121110101010101010
Surfscale.metric
Wave
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Energy(?)201213177197212229251141141173147468341336324247177171127125130102102
Wind
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25 WSW25
20 WSW20
15 SW15
10 NNW10
30 SW30
20 SW20
5 NNW5
20 NNE20
25 NE25
25 NNE25
25 N25
35 WSW35
20 WSW20
10 NNW10
10 NNE10
5 W5
5 NW5
10 W10
10 W10
5 WNW5
5 NNE5
15 SW15
15 WSW15
Wind State(?)offoffoffcross-
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High Tide
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4:05AM
2.52
4:32PM
2.69

5:02AM
2.54
5:30PM
2.72

6:00AM
2.54

6:26PM
2.70
6:57AM
2.52

7:22PM
2.65
7:54AM
2.49

8:18PM
2.56
8:49AM
2.44

9:14PM
2.47
9:43AM
2.39

10:09PM
2.38

Low Tide
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9:53PM
0.25
10:15AM
0.18

10:51PM
0.20
11:14AM
0.15

11:50PM
0.18

12:10PM
0.14
12:46AM
0.19

1:05PM
0.16
1:41AM
0.23

1:59PM
0.22
2:35AM
0.29

2:54PM
0.31

3:29AM
0.36
3:49PM
0.41

4:24AM
0.43

Note: the tide data above is for Lyttelton, New Zealand which is 6 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Sumner Bar.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Sumner Bar blow from the SW.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
103-192------1--1------1
High °C
899978789101188899101110810108
Low °C
8898787798888788910771098
Chill °C (?)
4668356467845679910971096
Sunrise
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Sunset
--4:59--4:59--5:00--5:00--5:00--5:00--5:00--
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 25mm), heaviest during Sun morning. Cool air temperatures (max 11°C on Tue morning, min 7°C on Sun morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SW on Sun morning, calm by Sun night).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Cool air temperatures (max 11°C on Thu afternoon, min 7°C on Wed morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WSW on Tue afternoon, calm by Wed night).

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Information about the Sumner Bar Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Sumner Bar provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Sumner Bar can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Sumner Bar 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 (Sumner Bar) 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 Sumner Bar 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.

Are you planning a holiday in Canterbury? If you are looking for accommodation near Sumner Bar, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Canterbury, consider staying in Christchurch which is 7 km (4 miles) away.