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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 12 pm Monday 01 Mar 2021 NZDT
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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 16.8 °C (Statistics for 01 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 15.7 max: 17.0 min: 14.3 °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 16.8 °C (Statistics for 01 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 15.7 max: 17.0 min: 14.3 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Kaikoura and Marlborough

  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Kahutara (moderate winds from the NE at Kaikoura 9 km from Kahutara). 2.2m 6 s period wind swell from ENE

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1 h 29 min ago

Moderate
24 km/h
NE
Cross-Shore
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How big are the waves at Kahutara today?

The current surf forecast for Kahutara at 4PM is: 2.2m 6s primary swell from a East-northeast direction and 0.3m 19s secondary swell from a South-southwest direction, 0.1m 6s secondary swell from a South direction (forecast issued at 12:00pm March 01). The wind direction is predicted to be cross-onshore and the swell rating is 2.

Time (NZDT) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (01 Mar)4ft (1.2m)11s
Afternoon (01 Mar)7ft (2.2m)6s
Evening (01 Mar)8ft (2.5m)7s

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
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thu
04
10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.18.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.24.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.42.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.48.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.66.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.72.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
1.1
E
1.1
E
2.2
ENE
2.5
ENE
2.5
ENE
2.5
ENE
2.1
ENE
1.9
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.9
ENE
1
E
1.3
ENE
1.3
E
1.3
E
1.3
E
1.3
E
1.3
ENE
1.3
E
1.2
E
1.1
E
1
E
1
E
0.9
E
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10
NE
15
ENE
15
NE
20
NE
20
NNE
10
N
5
NNW
10
NNW
5
N
10
NE
10
NNE
10
N
10
NW
10
NW
10
NW
10
NW
10
NE
10
N
15
NW
10
NW
10
WNW
10
NW
10
WNW
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscrosscrosscross-
off
offoffoffoffcrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoff
7:22PM
2.03
7:45AM
2.11
8:18PM
2.06
8:42AM
2.09
9:15PM
2.08
1:14PM
0.33
1:34AM
0.26
2:05PM
0.31
2:26AM
0.28
2:57PM
0.33
3:23AM
0.33

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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