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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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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still offshore at Sumner Bar (moderate winds from the SSW at Mount Pleasant wx 3 km from Sumner Bar). no significant swell
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Actual: 58 min ago

Moderate
24.1 km/h
SSW
Offshore
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Sumner Bar Surf Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Monday 23 Oct 2017 NZDT

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 13.8 °C (Statistics for 23 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 10.6 max: 11.8 min: 9.3 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)1111111110109415151212114995457774
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Wave
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Energy(?)59402323982713929140262531716141923226433128
Wind
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10 NNW10
15 SW15
0 NE0
20 ENE20
10 W10
0 W0
20 SE20
5 SSW5
15 NE15
20 ENE20
0 E0
5 SW5
15 E15
0 SSE0
5 SSW5
15 ENE15
10 NE10
5 NE5
15 ENE15
15 NNE15
15 N15
20 NNW20
25 NNE25
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High Tide
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8:14PM
2.18
8:37AM
2.26

9:01PM
2.14
9:18AM
2.21

9:46PM
2.10
10:00AM
2.17

10:30PM
2.07
10:43AM
2.14

11:14PM
2.06
11:30AM
2.12

12:00AM
2.05
12:20PM
2.11

12:47AM
2.07



Low Tide
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2:16AM
0.62

2:46PM
0.65
2:58AM
0.68

3:29PM
0.69
3:41AM
0.72

4:13PM
0.72

4:26AM
0.75
4:59PM
0.72

5:13AM
0.75
5:48PM
0.71

6:02AM
0.74
6:38PM
0.68

6:51AM
0.71


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)
12----117---2-----------
High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
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Sunset
8:01--8:02--8:05--8:06--8:07--8:08--8:09--8:10-
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 21mm), heaviest during Wed night. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Mon afternoon, min 9°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Fri morning. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Mon afternoon, min 10°C on Fri morning). Wind will be generally light.

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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.