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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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14.3 km/h
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Onshore
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Sumner Bar Surf Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Saturday 19 Jan 2019 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 18.3 °C (Statistics for 19 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 14.7 max: 16.5 min: 13.1 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.5
E
0.4
E
0.5
E
0.4
ENE
0.3
E
0.8
NW
0.4
SSE
0.6
E
0.3
SSE
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0.5
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0.5
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0.4
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0.4
NNE
0.5
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0.1
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0.4
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0.4
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0.4
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0.3
SSE
0.3
SSE
Period(s) (?)99891041346131313135591066671313
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)3823362817215798551029855437432121719133534
Wind
(km/h)
15
NNE
35
NW
5
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10
W
10
NNE
20
WNW
15
E
15
E
10
NNW
10
NNW
25
WNW
20
N
30
NNW
30
NW
30
SSW
20
SW
20
SSW
5
SW
5
SW
15
ENE
20
NE
5
N
10
NE
Wind State(?)oncrosscross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)

3:42PM
2.32

4:08AM
2.52
4:37PM
2.40

5:03AM
2.61
5:32PM
2.47

5:59AM
2.67
6:28PM
2.51

6:55AM
2.69

7:26PM
2.52
7:52AM
2.67

8:24PM
2.52
8:50AM
2.61

9:22PM
2.49
9:48AM
2.53

Low Tide
/ height (m)


9:49PM
0.38
10:26AM
0.38

10:46PM
0.28
11:21AM
0.28

11:43PM
0.19
12:19PM
0.21

12:40AM
0.11

1:16PM
0.16
1:35AM
0.08

2:12PM
0.16
2:31AM
0.10

3:06PM
0.19
3:27AM
0.17


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)
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High °C
2626232122201918172627212427241516141415141519
Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
2626232122201918172627212427241415141414131519
Sunrise
6:11--6:11--6:13--6:15--6:16--6:18--6:18--6:20-
Sunset
-9:07--9:06--9:05--9:04--9:04--9:02--9:01--9:00
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Tue afternoon, min 15°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NW on Sat afternoon, calm by Sun morning).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Wed afternoon, min 12°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NNW on Wed morning, calm by Thu 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.