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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Wind reports 3 km away suggest it is still onshore at Sumner Bar (light winds from the NE at Mt Pleasant). no significant swell
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Actual: 41 min ago

Light
13 km/h
NE
Onshore
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Sumner Bar Surf Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Saturday 23 Jun 2018 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 10.6 °C (Statistics for 23 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 9.9 max: 11.3 min: 9.0 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.4
E
0.9
NNE
0.8
NNW
0.2
N

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0.1
E
0.1
E
0.1
E
0.1
E
0.8
SSE
0.7
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.8
SE
0.7
SE
0.6
SE
Period(s) (?)11101010544-12111212111112711108101099
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)4037353136171033331351337720913184571158768
Wind
(km/h)
5
NNE
10
NE
5
NNW
25
NE
10
NW
25
NW
10
WSW
10
SW
20
NW
35
SW
30
SW
15
W
10
WNW
15
SW
5
WNW
10
WSW
15
SW
20
SW
10
W
5
SSW
5
N
10
NNE
15
NE
Wind State(?)glassoncross-
on
oncrosscrossoffoffcrossoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
glassglassonon
High Tide
/ height (m)

12:49PM
2.28
1:14AM
2.25

1:42PM
2.28
2:05AM
2.22

2:33PM
2.29
2:55AM
2.20

3:22PM
2.30

3:44AM
2.19
4:09PM
2.30

4:30AM
2.18
4:55PM
2.29

5:14AM
2.15
5:38PM
2.26

5:57AM
2.12

Low Tide
/ height (m)


7:06PM
0.56
7:27AM
0.51

8:01PM
0.60
8:14AM
0.55

8:52PM
0.62
9:02AM
0.58

9:40PM
0.63
9:50AM
0.61

10:26PM
0.64
10:37AM
0.62

11:11PM
0.64
11:21AM
0.63

11:53PM
0.65


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
7891416109108999111210910978679
Low °C
587111298967978118710767558
Chill °C (?)
667131687845561010978667647
Sunrise
8:02--8:03--8:03--8:03--8:03--8:03--8:03--8:03-
Sunset
-4:59--4:59--5:00--5:00--5:00--5:00--5:00--5:01
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Sun afternoon, min 5°C on Sat morning). Winds increasing (calm on Sat morning, fresh winds from the SW by Tue morning).Long Range Forecast:Some drizzle, heaviest during Thu afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 12°C on Wed afternoon, min 5°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.