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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.3 °C

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Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 16:11 Local time
Tuesday 16Wed
Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 25
NNW 15
WNW 20
NW 25
Wind State off off off off

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Ward Beach in Kaikoura and Marlborough is a fairly exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around low tide. Rarely crowded here. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Ward Beach (0 km).

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Ward Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Cape Campbell, 13 km from Ward Beach.

fresh winds from the N

Air temperature
12.7 °C

Current weather near Ward Beach

Overall Ward Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Ward Beach, Kaikoura and Marlborough. Use the tab navigation above to view Ward Beach sea temperature, Ward Beach photographs, Ward Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Ward Beach webcams, current wind from Kaikoura and Marlborough live weather stations and Ward Beach 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 Ward Beach.