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    We all jumped in the car(poochy included) and went a wee drive over to Sumner,which is about 15mins from our house.
    We stopped at the esplanade to let the dog out as she aint so keen in the car.
    We were watching the waves coming in,it was pretty dark and you could see the big white waves.
    All of a sudden instead of coming towards us,the waves looked as if they went sideways
    Ive never seen anything like it.My daughter said its like a mexican wave lol
    I nearly s**t myself as it looked very high and bloody weird
    So me and daughter got heads down and ran like hell back to the car.
    Has anybody ever seen anything like this before?
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    Probably nothing to worry about.

    Sumner beach is close to an inlet and it is possible that due to both the contours of the seabed and high tide that the water was fast being pulled into the inlet, giving the impression of sidewinding waves.

    If you look at Sumner on Google Earth you will see the inlet, mudflats and the water actually pouring out of the inlet at low tide.
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    If you want to see really big scary waves, watch this!

    YouTube - 2004 Coast to Coast 2 Day Paddlers

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    hey

    How weird, we were watching videos of surfers on sumner beach today lol

    Some of those waves are crazy, like 15 ft and above, there is one youtube video and u can actually see them going sideways - very strange indeed lol

    Cant wait til i can see it in person

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    I think what made it seem really scary as how dark it was,and then you just see these monster white waves.
    Coming towars you like normal,then changing<shudders at thought> lol
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