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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
MangamaunuClarence riverClarence riverKekerenguMangamaunuBlue duck streamMangamaunuWaipapa bayKekerenguBreaker bayClarence riverMangamaunuMangamaunuOaroTahunanuiTahunanuiTahunanuiMangamaunu
Rating5
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0
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3.0

SSW
5.0

SSW
3.5

S
3.0

S
2.4

S
2.0

S
1.7

S
1.6

S
1.5

S
1.1

S
0.8

SSE
0.7

S
0.5

S
1.8

NNE
2.1

NW
1.2

NW
1.1

NW
1.0

N
Period(s) (?)141413131312121111111110106910104
Energy(?)39541017540113471198212297896525442841581004720770327520739
Wind
(km/h)
25 SSW25
15 S15
20 SW20
5 SW5
10 ESE10
10 N10
0 NE0
15 ENE15
10 WNW10
30 NW30
5 E5
15 WNW15
15 N15
20 N20
5 WSW5
5 WSW5
10 NW10
10 WNW10
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
offoffcross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

5:40PM
1.46

6:11AM
1.39

6:44PM
1.37
6:57AM
1.41

7:21PM
1.41
7:36AM
1.47

8:18PM
1.37
8:25AM
1.50

8:50PM
1.44
9:16AM
1.52

9:56PM
1.38
Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:44AM
0.21

11:52PM
0.22

12:22PM
0.21
12:56AM
0.20

1:10PM
0.20
1:32AM
0.20

2:08PM
0.17
2:27AM
0.17

2:40PM
0.19
2:59AM
0.18

3:33PM
0.17

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partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
1099101111131311131814151910161713
Low °C
998910101213912161215178121613
Chill °C (?)
77610101012121010181314199161712
Sunrise
6:07--6:03--6:03--5:58--6:00--6:01--
Sunset
-6:23--6:25--6:27--6:28--6:30--6:31-
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.3

ENE
4.0

S
3.5

S
3.0

S
2.4

S
2.0

S
1.7

S
1.6

S
1.5

S
1.1

S
0.8

SSE
0.7

S
0.5

S
0.3

SSE
1.7

NNW
1.2

NW
0.1

NW
0.5

NE
Period (s)1014131313121211111111101091010144
Swell2 (m) & direction
-
0.3

ENE
0.2

E
0.2

E
0.2

E
0.2

E
0.2

E
0.2

E
0.2

E
0.1

E
0.5

SSW
0.5

NNE
0.2

E
0.1

E

-
0.1

NW

-
0.4

S
Period (s)-1011111111121212111071313-15-6
Wind waves (m) & direction
3.0

SSW
5.0

SSW

-

-

-

-
0.4

N
0.5

NE
0.6

N
0.8

NW
0.4

NE
1.7

N
0.8

NNE
1.8

NNE
2.1

NW

-
1.1

NW
1.0

N
Period (s)1414----334426869-104


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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