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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

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Friday 26 Feb 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 17.0 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 15.8 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 17.0 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 15.8 max: 17.0 min: 14.3 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Kaikoura and Marlborough

  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Kahutara (light winds from the ENE at Kaikoura 9 km from Kahutara). no significant swell

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1 h 42 min ago

Light
9 km/h
ENE
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Kahutara this week:

The surf forecast for Kahutara over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (Feb 27) at 4AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.9m and 6s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 7s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Kahutara in the next 7 days are 3.0m 8s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Mar 02) at 1AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 3.0m 7s period and expected on Wednesday (Mar 03) at 4PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 4AM (Sat 27th Feb)3ft (0.9m) 6s
Best Surf10PM (Sat 27th Feb)4.5ft (1.3m) 12s
Most Powerful 1AM (Tue 2nd Mar)10ft (3.0m) 8s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Kahutara over the next 7 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
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Fri
05
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
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0.5
E
0.5
ENE
0.5
S
0.8
ENE
1.1
E
1.4
E
1.7
E
1.6
E
1.3
E
1.2
E
2.1
ENE
3
ENE
1.6
ENE
1.3
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
1.1
E
0.9
E
0.7
E
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5
E
10
E
5
SW
5
SE
15
ENE
0
WSW
0
SE
5
E
10
NNE
10
ENE
25
ENE
15
NNE
5
N
5
NE
10
WNW
5
NNW
5
NNW
15
W
5
SSE
10
E
5
NW
5
NE
5
ESE
glasscross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
glassglassoncrosscross-
on
cross-
on
crossglasscrossoffglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
onglassglasson
4:55PM
1.91
5:15AM
2.04
5:41PM
1.95
6:03AM
2.08
6:29PM
1.99
6:52AM
2.11
7:22PM
2.03
7:45AM
2.11
8:18PM
2.06
8:42AM
2.09
9:15PM
2.08
9:42AM
2.07
10:11PM
2.10
10:41AM
2.04
10:45AM
0.51
11:06PM
0.43
11:34AM
0.43
11:55PM
0.35
12:24PM
0.37
12:44AM
0.29
1:14PM
0.33
1:34AM
0.26
2:05PM
0.31
2:26AM
0.28
2:57PM
0.33
3:23AM
0.33
3:53PM
0.36
4:23AM
0.39
4:51PM
0.40

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
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Fri
05
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
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-8:14--8:13--8:10--8:09--8:07--8:06--8:05--8:02

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Sat afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Mon morning, min 16°C on Fri morning). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Thu night. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Tue afternoon, min 14°C on Thu 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.