Mangamaunu ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.8
Consistency of Surf: 4.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.5
Crowds: 3.2

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Mangamaunu Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Kaikoura and Marlborough, New Zealand)

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Mangamaunu Spot ID:

Type: point

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.3 °C

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Monday, 20 April 2015, 05:36 Local time

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3AM 6AM 9AM 12PM
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 5 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 5
NW 5
NNW 10
Wind State off cross-
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Mangamaunu in Kaikoura and Marlborough is an exposed point break that is usually a safe bet, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best 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.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Blue Duck Stream, 4 km from Mangamaunu.

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Live Weather:

At Kaikoura, 12 km from Mangamaunu.


Air temperature
16.1 °C

Current weather near Mangamaunu

Overall Mangamaunu Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Visitor Reviews of Mangamaunu

Rachel from NEW ZEALAND writes:

Please note: This area is currently being abused by campers and risks being restricted for campers. Abuse of the areas means leaving rubbish, excluding other users, lighting fires, not being self-contained and using the grass area for toilets. There have also been thefts and threats to adjacent property owners. Undersized shellfish shells were also noted in some of the campfires.

We ask that all users of the area consider these points, and not camp here if you wish to spoil the area.


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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Mangamaunu:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Meatworks 1 mi
Second closest break Blue Duck Stream 2 mi
Third closest break Whale Watch Reef 7 mi
Fourth closest break Waipapa Bay 8 mi
Fifth closest break Kahutara 12 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Mangamaunu:

Closest wave buoy SW Hawaii Buoy 4476 mi
Second closest wave buoy W Hawaii Buoy 4533 mi
Third closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 4779 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 4840 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy N Hawaii 1 Buoy 4984 mi

Tide stations nearest to Mangamaunu:

Closest tide station Kaikoura 8 mi
Second closest tide station Cape Campbell 47 mi
Third closest tide station Port Underwood 70 mi
Fourth closest tide station Havelock 71 mi
Fifth closest tide station Okiwa Bay 71 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Mangamaunu:

Closest ski area Mount Lyford (New Zealand) 32 mi
Second closest ski area Hanmer (New Zealand) 46 mi
Third closest ski area Rainbow (New Zealand) 55 mi
Fourth closest ski area Craigieburn (New Zealand) 118 mi
Fifth closest ski area Temple Basin (New Zealand) 118 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Mangamaunu:

Closest city location Blenheim (New Zealand) 55 mi
Second closest city location Nelson (New Zealand) 75 mi
Third closest city location Wellington (New Zealand) 88 mi
Fourth closest city location Lower Hutt (New Zealand) 96 mi
Fifth closest city location Porirua (New Zealand) 99 mi
  • 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.
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