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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 Wind reports 3 km away suggest it is still onshore at Sumner Bar (light winds from the ENE at Mt Pleasant). 1.5m 8 s period wind swell from ENE
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Moderate
18 km/h
ENE
Onshore
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Sumner Bar Surf Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Wednesday 17 Jan 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 17.8 °C (Statistics for 17 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 14.6 max: 16.5 min: 13.0 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.3
NE
1
ENE
1.6
ENE
2.1
NE
1.1
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.3
ENE
0.4
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0.4
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0.3
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0.2
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0.2
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0.6
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0.2
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0.4
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0.4
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0.2
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0.3
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0.4
SE
0.3
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0.6
SSE
Period(s) (?)88788888777566474576686
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)678133272542173813229111515544145555591226
Wind
(km/h)
15
N
25
NE
25
NNE
10
NNW
15
NE
20
SW
0
SW
20
ENE
10
NNE
5
NW
10
E
5
N
10
SW
15
ESE
5
E
5
SW
10
E
10
ENE
5
N
20
ENE
10
NW
10
S
15
ESE
Wind State(?)cross-
on
ononcross-
on
onoffglassononglasscross-
on
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on
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High Tide
/ height (m)

5:59PM
2.12

6:22AM
2.22
6:41PM
2.10

7:01AM
2.21

7:24PM
2.08
7:41AM
2.19

8:09PM
2.06
8:23AM
2.17

8:54PM
2.06
9:08AM
2.16

9:39PM
2.07
9:56AM
2.15

10:25PM
2.10
10:47AM
2.16

Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:56AM
0.69

12:06AM
0.63
12:37PM
0.66

12:47AM
0.60

1:18PM
0.62
1:27AM
0.58

1:59PM
0.59
2:07AM
0.56

2:41PM
0.56
2:50AM
0.56

3:24PM
0.55
3:36AM
0.56

4:10PM
0.55

4:24AM
0.57

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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partially cloudy
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
210---4--------92-------
High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
2217202625202019192626212222182222172423221818
Sunrise
6:07--6:09--6:11--6:11--6:13--6:15--6:16--6:18-
Sunset
-9:07--9:07--9:07--9:06--9:05--9:04--9:04--9:02
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Wed afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Thu morning, min 16°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Sun night. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Tue morning, min 17°C on Sat 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.