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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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Rating0
0
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1
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
0
2
4
3
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.4

ENE
0.3

SSW
0.5

SSW
0.5

SSW
1.1

N
1.7

N
0.4

NE
0.4

ENE
0.4

ENE
0.8

S
0.8

S
1.2

ENE
1.7

N
1.6

NNW
0.1

NE
1.3

S
2.3

S
3.0

S
Period(s) (?)10161414566995756657910
Energy(?)4048116104692258303031585919119111588461569
Wind
(km/h)
0 NW0
15 ENE15
25 ENE25
15 NNW15
5 E5
10 ESE10
10 NW10
10 SE10
20 S20
5 SSE5
15 NE15
20 NE20
10 NW10
5 N5
20 S20
10 SSE10
30 SSW30
30 SSW30
Wind State(?)glasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
crossglasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
10:20PM
1.36
10:42AM
1.47

11:08PM
1.33
11:29AM
1.44

11:55PM
1.32
12:16PM
1.56

12:52AM
1.24

1:10PM
1.33
1:27AM
1.32

1:35PM
1.81
2:00AM
1.81

2:30PM
1.40
Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:25AM
0.25
5:02PM
0.25

5:12AM
0.28
5:48PM
0.27

6:03AM
0.72
6:34PM
0.28

6:55AM
0.29

7:18PM
0.29
7:41AM
0.30

7:51PM
0.63
8:07AM
0.68

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clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
light rain
light rain
rain showers
Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrslight rainlight rainlight rainrain shwrs
Rain (mm)
------------142242
High °C
14191917232522191412172119181111910
Low °C
13171915212418181312152016151110910
Chill °C (?)
14191917232522191211162119189956
Sunrise
-5:54--5:54--5:52--5:52--5:56--5:50-
Sunset
--8:23--8:25--8:25--8:28--8:29--8:30
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.4

ENE
0.4

ENE
0.5

SSW
0.5

SSW
0.6

ENE
0.7

NE
0.7

NNE
0.4

ENE
0.4

ENE
0.8

S
0.8

S
0.7

S
0.6

ENE
0.1

W
0.2

NNE
0.2

SSW
0.2

ENE
0.1

NE
Period (s)101014145679957761461487
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.2

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.1

SE
0.5

E
0.4

ENE
0.4

NE
0.4

NE
0.4

NNE
0.2

NNE
0.3

ENE
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.6

S

-
0.1

NE
0.2

ENE

-
0.1

E
Period (s)15166599666915157-58-12
Wind waves (m) & direction
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0.4

ENE
1.2

ENE
0.8

N
1.1

N
1.7

N
0.6

W
0.3

SW
0.9

SSW

-
0.7

ENE
1.2

ENE
1.7

N
1.6

NNW
1.3

S
1.3

S
2.3

S
3.0

S
Period (s)-34456344-356657910


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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