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

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Thursday 16 Aug 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 9.4 °C (Statistics for 16 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 9.1 max: 10.1 min: 8.5 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.8
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0.6
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0.5
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0.5
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0.4
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0.4
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0.9
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Period(s) (?)88810101010109898788888771088
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)90483053343118183210201510265316941224416142111096
Wind
(km/h)
15
NNE
25
N
5
WNW
10
WSW
10
ESE
15
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10
WSW
5
ESE
15
NE
5
NNE
20
ENE
10
NE
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35
NE
25
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25
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15
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20
SW
15
WSW
15
SW
15
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15
SE
10
SE
Wind State(?)oncross-
on
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offcrosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)


8:51PM
2.45
9:20AM
2.44

9:47PM
2.38
10:13AM
2.39

10:40PM
2.32
11:05AM
2.34

11:30PM
2.26
11:57AM
2.30

12:20AM
2.21

12:49PM
2.27
1:10AM
2.17

1:38PM
2.25
2:00AM
2.14


Low Tide
/ height (m)

2:32PM
0.29

3:03AM
0.33
3:28PM
0.41

3:57AM
0.42
4:26PM
0.52

4:52AM
0.50
5:23PM
0.61

5:43AM
0.57

6:18PM
0.66
6:31AM
0.63

7:10PM
0.69
7:17AM
0.67

7:57PM
0.70
8:03AM
0.69

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
1316111111891089109111211131491011989
Low °C
1014891088966979111011128810889
Chill °C (?)
1115911106810678771081113789757
Sunrise
7:22--7:20--7:18--7:16--7:16--7:13--7:13--7:11-
Sunset
-5:44--5:45--5:45--5:46--5:49--5:50--5:51--5:52
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 23mm), heaviest during Fri night. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Thu afternoon, min 6°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Thu afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Tue afternoon, min 7°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NE on Mon morning, calm by Tue afternoon).

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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.