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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.8 °C

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Sunday, 18 November 2018, 10:21 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.4
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Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 10
NNE 15
NNW 15
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Ward Beach in Kaikoura and Marlborough is a quite exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Ideal winds are from the northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around low tide. Rarely crowded here. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Ward Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Te Rapa Wharanui wx, 10 km from Ward Beach.

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Current weather near Ward Beach

Overall Ward Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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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.