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Mangamaunu ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.1
Crowds: 2.2

Overall: 2.7

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Type: point

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.8 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 22:12 Local time
WedThursday 13
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 10 10 10 12
Wind (km/h) 5
ENE 10
ENE 10
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Mangamaunu in Kaikoura is an exposed point break that has very reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Blue Duck Stream, 4 km from Mangamaunu.

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Mangamaunu Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Kaikoura, 12 km from Mangamaunu.

moderate winds from the SSW

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Air temperature
14.6 °C

Current weather near Mangamaunu

Overall Mangamaunu Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Town and city forecasts close to Mangamaunu:


  • The closest passenger airport to Mangamaunu is Woodbourne Airport (BHE) in New Zealand, 88 km (55 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Mangamaunu is Nelson Airport (NSN), also in New Zealand, 120 km (75 miles) away.
  • Third is Wellington International Airport (WLG) in New Zealand, 140 km (87 miles) away.
  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) in New Zealand is 165 km (102 miles) away.
  • Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Mangamaunu and is 187 km (116 miles) away.
Mangamaunu break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Mangamaunu, Kaikoura and Marlborough. Use the tab navigation above to view Mangamaunu sea temperature, Mangamaunu photographs, Mangamaunu detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Mangamaunu webcams, current wind from Kaikoura and Marlborough live weather stations and Mangamaunu tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Mangamaunu.