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Kahutara ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.3
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 3.9

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Kahutara Surf Forecast / Kaikoura and Marlborough / New Zealand

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Saturday 17 Apr 2021 NZST
Forecast update in  hr  min  s Update imminent
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 14.8 °C (Statistics for 17 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 13.5 max: 14.7 min: 12.2 °C)
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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 14.8 °C (Statistics for 17 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 13.5 max: 14.7 min: 12.2 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Kaikoura and Marlborough

  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Kahutara (light winds from the N at Kaikoura 9 km from Kahutara).

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Actual: 53 min ago

Light
9 km/h
N
Clean
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How big are the waves at Kahutara today?

The current surf forecast for Kahutara at 9PM is: 0.4m 16s primary swell from a South-southwest direction and 0.8m 7s secondary swell from a South direction, 0.8m 8s secondary swell from a South-southeast direction (forecast issued at 05:00pm April 17). The wind direction is predicted to be cross-shore.

Time (NZST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (17 Apr)--
Afternoon (17 Apr)5ft (1.5m)7s
Evening (17 Apr)1.5ft (0.4m)16s

Table - waves today at Kahutara. (Swell directed towards the surf break)

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sun
25
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1.5
S
1.4
S
0.8
SSE
0.4
SSW
0.8
SE
0.4
SSW
0.7
SE
0.6
SE
0.4
SSW
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.6
S
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.6
S
0.6
S
0.8
S
0.9
S
0.8
S
0.7
S
0.7
S
0.6
S
0.4
S
0.4
S
1.2
NE
0.5
S
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.5
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.9
ENE
1.2
ENE
1.1
ENE
1.1
NE
0.7
S
0.7
S
0.7
S
0.7
S
0.6
S
0.6
S
0.6
S
0.4
S
0.4
S
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.6
S
0.6
S
0.6
S
0.6
S
0.6
S
0.6
S
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15
SSW
10
SSE
10
NE
10
NE
5
N
5
WNW
5
W
5
ESE
10
ENE
10
NNE
5
NNW
5
WNW
10
WNW
5
WNW
5
WNW
5
ESE
10
ENE
10
NE
5
N
5
WNW
5
W
5
W
0
WSW
5
E
5
E
5
WNW
5
N
5
N
5
WNW
5
WSW
5
SW
10
S
5
SSE
10
SSE
15
SSE
10
SSE
5
E
10
NE
15
NE
15
ENE
15
NE
5
NNW
10
WNW
10
NW
10
NW
10
WNW
10
NW
5
NNE
10
N
5
NW
10
WNW
10
WNW
15
WSW
20
SSW
10
SW
5
E
15
NE
10
NE
10
N
10
NW
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on
crosscrosscross-
off
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on
crosscross-
off
offoffoffglassoncross-
on
crosscross-
off
glasscross-
off
glassglasscross-
on
glassglassglassglassglasscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
glassoffoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
8:36PM
1.85
9:09AM
1.75
9:19PM
1.84
9:55AM
1.74
10:06PM
1.83
10:41AM
1.74
10:57PM
1.82
11:29AM
1.75
11:49PM
1.84
12:18PM
1.78
12:40AM
1.88
1:09PM
1.85
1:30AM
1.95
1:59PM
1.93
2:20PM
0.70
2:49AM
0.71
3:06PM
0.72
3:37AM
0.71
3:56PM
0.71
4:28AM
0.69
4:46PM
0.68
5:20AM
0.65
5:36PM
0.63
6:11AM
0.58
6:26PM
0.57
6:59AM
0.51
7:17PM
0.50
7:47AM
0.44
8:11PM
0.43

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

Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sun
25
3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM
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clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
cloudy
light rain
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
clear
clear
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