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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 Continuing glassy conditions at Sumner Bar (calm at Mount Pleasant wx 3 km from Sumner Bar). no significant swell
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Actual: 48 min ago

Calm
2.9 km/h
SSW
Glassy
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Sumner Bar Surf Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Friday 18 Aug 2017 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 9.4 °C (Statistics for 18 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 9.1 max: 10.1 min: 8.5 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)888815667101010999956666777
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)131220155431707511841232221114813010852551437634311199
Wind
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10 NNE10
5 N5
5 SSE5
10 E10
10 SW10
15 SSW15
20 SSW20
20 SSW20
15 SSW15
20 SSW20
10 WSW10
5 WNW5
10 ENE10
15 NE15
20 NE20
25 NE25
10 NE10
10 NE10
15 NE15
5 NNE5
15 WSW15
5 SE5
10 NNE10
Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

1:34AM
2.36

2:01PM
2.49
2:30AM
2.39

2:55PM
2.52

3:24AM
2.42
3:49PM
2.54

4:17AM
2.43
4:43PM
2.53

5:10AM
2.43
5:36PM
2.50

6:05AM
2.41

6:29PM
2.45
7:00AM
2.38


Low Tide
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7:24PM
0.36
7:42AM
0.29

8:18PM
0.31
8:38AM
0.25

9:12PM
0.27
9:35AM
0.23

10:07PM
0.25
10:30AM
0.21

11:01PM
0.25
11:24AM
0.21

11:55PM
0.27

12:16PM
0.25
12:47AM
0.30



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
16111212101110999778691091214129118
Low °C
14910119109888656679881388108
Chill °C (?)
1610121199766656636771113108116
Sunrise
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Sunset
5:45--5:46--5:47--5:49--5:50--5:51--5:52--5:52-
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Fri afternoon, min 6°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Thu afternoon, min 5°C on Tue 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.