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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

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Friday 23 Apr 2021 NZST
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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 15.1 °C (Statistics for 23 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 13.3 max: 14.4 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 15.1 °C (Statistics for 23 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 13.3 max: 14.4 min: 12.2 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Kaikoura and Marlborough

  1. weather stationWind Update Recent cross-shore wind 9 km from Kahutara has fallen light (calm at Kaikoura). Waves should be turning clean at Kahutara.

    Kahutara
  2. weather stationWind Update Cross-on wind has become light (calm at Kaikoura 12 km from Mangamaunu).

    Mangamaunu
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Actual: 38 min ago

Calm
2 km/h
SW
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Kahutara this week:

The surf forecast for Kahutara over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Apr 23) at 6PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.8m and 11s period. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Kahutara in the next 12 days are 1.4m 11s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Apr 27) at 12PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.9m 4s period and expected on Sunday (Apr 25) at 9PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 6PM (Fri 23rd Apr)2.5ft (0.8m) 11s
Best Surf 9AM (Sat 24th Apr)2ft (0.6m) 19s
Most Powerful12PM (Tue 27th Apr)4.5ft (1.4m) 11s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Kahutara over the next 12 days.

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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)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
01
Sunday
02
Monday
03
Tuesday
04
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
102333220000232211222112332442332211
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
0.7
S
0.7
SE
0.8
SE
0.6
S
0.6
S
0.6
S
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.4
SSW
1
S
0.4
SSW
0.5
S
1
S
1.2
S
0.9
S
0.9
S
0.7
S
0.6
S
0.6
E
0.6
S
0.7
S
0.5
E
0.6
E
0.6
S
1.1
S
1.1
S
0.9
S
1.2
S
1.5
S
0.7
S
0.8
S
1.2
S
1
SSE
1
SSE
0.8
S
0.7
S
98101918181716167151512109889121312111014141413151415141210101010
76641302632422251471398592721102702571231096356103130146617313448248928064089021225039722720112594
5
NW
5
NE
5
NNW
5
WSW
5
SE
15
WSW
5
NW
5
NW
15
SSW
15
NNE
10
NE
25
SSW
10
S
5
SSE
0
NNW
10
N
5
E
5
NW
5
NNW
5
ESE
5
W
5
SW
10
E
5
NNW
5
NW
5
ENE
15
SSE
5
SSE
5
ESE
5
NNE
0
WNW
5
SSE
20
SW
15
SSW
15
SSW
5
N
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
glassoncross-
off
cross-
off
offcrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
glasscross-
off
glassglassglassglassglasscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
glassoncrossglasscross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
1:09PM
1.85
1:30AM
1.95
1:59PM
1.93
2:20AM
2.02
2:49PM
2.02
3:13AM
2.09
3:42PM
2.11
4:08AM
2.14
4:38PM
2.17
5:06AM
2.16
5:38PM
2.23
6:05AM
2.15
6:39PM
2.26
7:07AM
2.13
7:37PM
2.27
8:07AM
2.10
8:34PM
2.24
9:06AM
2.07
9:30PM
2.18
10:00AM
2.04
10:26PM
2.10
10:53AM
1.99
11:22PM
2.02
7:17PM
0.50
7:47AM
0.44
8:11PM
0.43
8:36AM
0.37
9:06PM
0.36
9:29AM
0.33
10:02PM
0.30
10:25AM
0.30
10:58PM
0.28
11:23AM
0.29
11:56PM
0.28
12:20PM
0.29
12:56AM
0.31
1:16PM
0.32
1:56AM
0.34
2:14PM
0.35
2:55AM
0.38
3:12PM
0.40
3:52AM
0.42
4:10PM
0.44
4:49AM
0.45
5:05PM
0.48

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

Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
01
Sunday
02
Monday
03
Tuesday
04
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
light rain
light rain
light rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
light rain
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
some cloudscloudysome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsclearsome cloudsrain shwrsclearsome cloudslight rainlight rainlight rainrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudslight rainsome cloudsclearclearclearclearrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudsclear
-----4--1--4321-----------4-----32--
19191716151317171115161499912131115151414151216171311111114151311119
1618141513111315101114999810111113141313131214151010101012131010109
191917161513171791416147891213101515141415111617121111101415131099
7:05--7:05--7:07--7:07--7:09--7:09--7:11--7:13--7:13--7:15--7:16--7:16--
-5:42--5:39--5:38--5:37--5:36--5:35--5:32--5:31--5:30--5:29--5:28--5:25-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Very mild (max 19°C on Fri morning, min 10°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Mon night. Very mild (max 16°C on Mon afternoon, min 8°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Very mild (max 17°C on Sat afternoon, min 10°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Very mild (max 15°C on Mon afternoon, min 9°C on Tue 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 12 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.