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Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf

Detailed Kaikoura and Marlborough surf forecast maps and the latest eyeball surf report from local surfers in the region. Near-shore swell is shown on the map together with the surf forecast rating for spots in Kaikoura and Marlborough. Find the best places to surf in offshore conditions by selecting the wind option on the forecast map. Windsurfers and kite surfers can also use this option to find more favorable cross-shore conditions in Kaikoura and Marlborough. Our local Wavefinder indicates where some of the best conditions are likely to be found in Kaikoura and Marlborough over the next 7 days. Surf photos from Kaikoura and Marlborough and reviews of the best spots and surfing conditions have been provided by local surfers.

Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Forecast

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Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Forecast map for predicting the best wave and wind conditions across the region. For surfers, the map shows the most powerful swell tracking across near-shore open water and not the peak waves experienced by boats out at sea. Move your mouse over the ocean swell symbols or the surf breaks on the coastline to see a more detailed surf forecast including wave period and wind conditions. The forecast updates every 6 hours and most live weather reports update every hour. You can animate the Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf map or show live wind and wave conditions as reported from wavebuoys and local weather stations. Surf breaks shown along the Kaikoura and Marlborough coastline are also listed below.

Kaikoura and Marlborough Photos

Kaikoura and Marlborough Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in Kaikoura and Marlborough
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Rating3
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1
1
0
1
0
0
2
3
1
2
1
2
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.0

E
1.0

E
1.2

ENE
1.2

ENE
1.0

E
0.7

E
0.5

ENE
0.6

E
0.5

E
1.1

N
0.2

SSW
0.2

ENE
2.2

NNW
1.8

NW
1.6

NW
1.3

NW
0.6

SSW
0.8

SSW
Period(s) (?)1011121111101010105171299881010
Energy(?)21223343237622910060684764271380247033820372123
Wind
(km/h)
5 WSW5
5 N5
10 ESE10
5 NNW5
5 NW5
10 SSE10
10 WSW10
10 N10
5 E5
10 NW10
15 NNW15
40 NNW40
10 NW10
5 NNW5
10 W10
10 SSW10
5 WSW5
10 E10
Wind State(?)glassglasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
offcross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
oncrossoffglasson
High Tide
/ height (m)

9:03AM
1.63

9:31PM
1.72
10:01AM
1.60

10:27PM
1.64
10:58AM
1.57

11:23PM
1.57
11:54AM
1.54

12:16AM
1.50

12:47PM
1.51
1:08AM
1.44

1:37PM
1.49
Low Tide
/ height (m)
2:52AM
-0.04

3:13PM
-0.02

3:49AM
-0.00
4:12PM
0.04

4:45AM
0.04
5:10PM
0.10

5:38AM
0.09

6:06PM
0.16
6:30AM
0.14

7:00PM
0.21
7:19AM
0.18

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clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
131212111313121415131617121313101010
Low °C
111111111211121214111215111011799
Chill °C (?)
13121111131211141512151511121210109
Sunrise
-7:48--7:47--7:46--7:45--7:43--7:43-
Sunset
--5:14--5:15--5:15--5:16--5:22--5:19
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.0

E
1.0

E
1.2

ENE
1.2

ENE
1.0

E
0.7

E
0.5

ENE
0.6

E
0.5

E
0.4

ENE
0.3

ENE
0.2

ENE

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0.4

NW
0.4

NW
1.1

NW
0.6

SSW
0.8

SSW
Period (s)1011121111101010109912-181781010
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.3

SSE
0.5

ENE
0.2

S
0.1

S
0.2

SSE
0.5

ENE
0.4

ESE
0.2

S
0.2

S
0.4

NE
0.2

SSW
0.1

SE

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-
0.4

NW
0.4

NW
0.3

SSW
0.2

ENE
Period (s)9149121110108751718--1716129
Wind waves (m) & direction
-

-

-

-
0.3

NNE

-
0.2

N
0.2

NNE
0.3

NE
1.1

N
0.9

NNE
1.5

NNE
2.2

NNW
1.8

NW
1.6

NW
1.3

NW

-

-
Period (s)----3-4445789988--


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

beach
point/Rivermouth
reef and point
point
point
beach and reef
beach
beach
beach
beach
beach and reef
beach

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.