Overall this place rocks so try to hit it on a large swell to ride fast hollow long right handers. Peace out!
The atmosphere is electric during the big swells in the weekends. Locals, and visitors flock to this area along with the other breaks in this region. The views are worldclass, with the snowy maintains and luscious green hills this place is perfect.
There are many access points into the water so take your safest pick on the day. Be aware though of the large shore dump during big swells. On a big day the drops can be late and sick, then you will be cruising on a sweet right hander for ages.
Kahutara is a few kilometres south of Kaikoura township. Its located straight out in front of the Kahutara river and bridge. There are two main places to park up. First is just south of the bridge. The second is about 200 meters past the bridge, take a right turn onto a bumpy muddy track which will take you up into a parking area straight out from the break.
|Walk||Instant access (<5 min)|
|Power||Hollow, Fast, Fun|
|Frequency||Regular (100 days/year)|
|Normal length||Normal (50 to 150m)|
|Good day length||Very Long (300 to 500m)|
|Wind direction||West, SouthWest|
|Swell direction||South, SouthEast|
|Swell size||3ft-5ft - 12ft|
|Tide movement||Don't know|
Rips / undertow
12.12 miles away
|Frequency:||Very consistent (150+ days/year)|