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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 The wind is still offshore at Kahutara (fresh winds from the WNW at Kaikoura 9 km from Kahutara). 1.0m 11 s period swell from S with 1.9m 6 s period wind swell from SSW
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Moderate
30 km/h
WNW
Offshore
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Kahutara Surf Forecast / Kaikoura and Marlborough / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Sunday 27 May 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 12.4 °C (Statistics for 27 May 1981-2005 - mean: 11.9 max: 13.1 min: 10.4 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.9
S
3
SSW
5
SSW
4.5
S
4
S
3
S
2.5
SSE
3.5
SE
3
SE
2.3
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2.1
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2
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1.9
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1.9
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1.8
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1.8
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1.6
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1.4
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1.4
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1.3
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1.3
ESE
1
SE
0.9
ESE
Period(s) (?)118101010101013131313121213121111111211111010
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)1981152452738902666182711523621261017511423116311181136939794640515524411359212189
Wind
(km/h)
25
WSW
40
SW
45
SSW
40
SSW
35
SSW
30
WSW
20
WSW
15
SW
10
WSW
10
WSW
10
SSE
5
SW
5
NE
10
ENE
10
NNE
10
NNE
10
NE
10
WNW
5
WNW
5
ESE
5
N
10
NE
15
NE
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
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off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)

2:56PM
1.96

3:20AM
1.93
3:47PM
1.98

4:10AM
1.92
4:37PM
1.99

4:59AM
1.91
5:25PM
1.99

5:46AM
1.89

6:12PM
1.98
6:33AM
1.86







Low Tide
/ height (m)


9:17PM
0.52
9:31AM
0.50

10:07PM
0.53
10:22AM
0.52

10:56PM
0.54
11:10AM
0.54

11:43PM
0.56
11:56AM
0.57

12:28AM
0.58








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
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
6534235557878771011101312111010
Sunrise
7:39--7:41--7:41--7:43--7:43--7:45--7:45--7:46-
Sunset
-5:04--5:02--5:02--5:01--5:01--5:00--5:00--5:00
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 24mm), heaviest during Sun night. Cool air temperatures (max 10°C on Sun morning, min 6°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SSW on Sun night, calm by Wed night).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Sat morning, min 7°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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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.