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Kahutara ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 3.9

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Kahutara (calm at Kaikoura 9 km from Kahutara). 1.3m 5 s period wind swell from NNE
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Calm
4 km/h
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Clean
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Kahutara Surf Forecast / Kaikoura and Marlborough / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Monday 20 Aug 2018 NZST

Kahutara surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Kahutara sea temperature is 9.8 °C (Statistics for 20 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 10.3 max: 11.1 min: 9.6 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.1
NNE
0.7
SE
0.9
NNE
0.5
ENE
0.3
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.5
S
0.8
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2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
1.8
S
1.5
SSE
1.3
SSE
1.2
SE
1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
Period(s) (?)61067111110101012107888810101514141315
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)314965526242321262878138726800783398291278264648631341317308
Wind
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25
NNE
20
NNE
10
N
5
WNW
10
SSE
10
NNW
10
NW
0
WSW
5
WNW
15
WSW
10
WNW
35
SW
35
SW
30
SW
15
WSW
10
WNW
20
SSW
5
N
5
NNE
10
E
5
NNW
5
SW
15
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High Tide
/ height (m)

12:02PM
1.97
12:25AM
1.89

12:54PM
1.95
1:15AM
1.86

1:43PM
1.93
2:05AM
1.84

2:31PM
1.92
2:52AM
1.83

3:17PM
1.91

3:35AM
1.83
4:00PM
1.90

4:17AM
1.82
4:40PM
1.89

4:59AM
1.82

Low Tide
/ height (m)


6:25PM
0.62
6:38AM
0.60

7:17PM
0.64
7:24AM
0.63

8:04PM
0.66
8:10AM
0.64

8:48PM
0.66
8:57AM
0.64

9:31PM
0.65
9:44AM
0.62

10:14PM
0.63
10:28AM
0.59

10:56PM
0.60
11:10AM
0.56

Note: the tide data above is for Kaikoura, New Zealand which is 9 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Kahutara.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Kahutara blow from the WNW.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
141512121011121310131099881312101414131113
Low °C
111310119101111910108887101091212111113
Chill °C (?)
1214101110101213101395545111091414131012
Sunrise
7:11--7:09--7:07--7:05--7:05--7:03--7:01--7:00-
Sunset
-5:46--5:47--5:49--5:50--5:51--5:52--5:52--5:53
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 22mm), heaviest during Tue afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Mon afternoon, min 9°C on Tue afternoon). Winds increasing (calm on Wed afternoon, fresh winds from the SW by Thu night).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 12mm), heaviest on Thu night. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Sun morning, min 7°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SW on Thu night, calm by Sat night).

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Information about the Kahutara Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Kahutara provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Kahutara can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Kahutara 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 (Kahutara) 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 Kahutara 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.

Kahutara is 106 km (66 miles) from the city of Blenheim. If you plan a holiday in Kaikoura and Marlborough, look for hotels and other accommodation in Blenheim. Blenheim has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.