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Sumner Bar ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.1
Consistency of Surf: 1.9
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.2
Crowds: 3.8

Overall: 3.5

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Moderate
18 km/h
NE
Onshore
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Sumner Bar Surf Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Monday 22 Oct 2018 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 13.1 °C (Statistics for 22 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 10.5 max: 11.8 min: 9.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.2
SSE
0.7
ENE
0.5
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.9
NNE
0.9
NE
0.3
E
0.2
ENE
0.1
NE
0.5
SE
0.4
SE
0.9
ENE
1.2
NNE
0.4
ENE
0.4
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0.3
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0.4
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0.3
E
0.3
ENE
0.3
ENE
0.3
ENE
0.5
SE
Period(s) (?)95555566665545665555554
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)920158849627311163278111151144556
Wind
(km/h)
15
ENE
10
ENE
0
WNW
10
ENE
5
ENE
5
NNE
10
NW
15
WNW
15
SW
15
SSW
0
W
20
NE
20
ENE
10
NW
10
NW
10
E
5
E
10
NE
15
ENE
10
W
5
W
10
ENE
5
SE
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
glassononcross-
off
crosscross-
on
glassoncross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
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oncross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)


4:05AM
2.19
4:26PM
2.21

4:48AM
2.24
5:10PM
2.25

5:32AM
2.29
5:54PM
2.28

6:19AM
2.34
6:41PM
2.30

7:07AM
2.38

7:31PM
2.30
7:58AM
2.42

8:26PM
2.30
8:50AM
2.44

9:22PM
2.30
Low Tide
/ height (m)

9:50PM
0.62
10:16AM
0.64

10:34PM
0.58
11:01AM
0.59

11:20PM
0.54
11:45AM
0.55

12:06AM
0.51
12:30PM
0.51

12:53AM
0.48

1:18PM
0.48
1:41AM
0.46

2:09PM
0.47
2:31AM
0.44

3:04PM
0.45

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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rain showers
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
161421201621251810109121212161712141412171912
Low °C
15131717141722119108912812139121310141611
Chill °C (?)
1513212016212518888101011161711131312171911
Sunrise
--6:24--6:22--6:20--6:20--6:18--6:16--6:15--
Sunset
8:00--8:01--8:02--8:05--8:06--8:07--8:08--8:09-
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Thu morning. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Wed afternoon, min 8°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Mon afternoon, min 8°C on Fri night). 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.