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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
TahunanuiMangamaunuKahutaraMangamaunuMangamaunuClarence riverMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuClarence riverKekerenguMangamaunuBlue duck stream
Rating1
0
3
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3
5
4
3
4
4
3
3
2
4
5
4
3
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.8

NW
0.4

ENE
1.0

SSW
1.1

SSW
0.7

SSW
1.1

SSW
1.8

SSW
1.6

S
1.2

S
1.6

S
1.5

S
1.2

S
0.9

S
2.3

SSW
2.1

S
2.5

S
2.1

SSW
1.4

S
Period(s) (?)6101414121213111113131212881099
Energy(?)2563243146515534311976523328917364442245616301303739313
Wind
(km/h)
15 WNW15
5 SE5
5 NNE5
10 NW10
20 WSW20
20 SW20
5 NE5
5 NW5
10 E10
15 NW15
15 WNW15
15 WNW15
20 N20
30 SSW30
20 SSE20
20 SSW20
15 SSW15
10 ESE10
Wind State(?)cross-
on
glassglasscross-
off
offoffglasscross-
off
oncross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
on
High Tide
/ height (m)

10:05AM
4.07
4:44PM
1.54

5:16AM
1.74
5:40PM
1.59

6:12AM
1.79
6:52PM
1.51

7:08AM
1.82

7:35PM
1.65
8:13AM
1.77

8:47PM
1.71
9:10AM
1.75

Low Tide
/ height (m)



10:54PM
-0.00
11:34AM
0.01

11:50PM
0.23
12:31PM
-0.03

12:47AM
-0.09

1:27PM
-0.06
1:44AM
-0.10

2:32PM
-0.06
2:58AM
0.40

3:21PM
-0.05
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
222022212324172526242726231514141414
Low °C
162022202220162226212524151513121314
Chill °C (?)
222022212324172526242726231312121313
Sunrise
-6:11--6:13--6:15--6:16--6:16--6:18-
Sunset
--8:59--8:55--8:57--8:55--8:53--8:53
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.1

N
0.4

ENE
1.0

SSW
1.1

SSW
0.7

SSW
1.1

SSW
1.8

SSW
1.6

S
1.2

S
1.6

S
1.5

S
1.2

S
0.9

S
0.3

NNE
0.1

SE
0.1

E
1.6

S
1.4

S
Period (s)141014141212131111131312127121099
Swell2 (m) & direction
-
0.2

NNE
0.1

SE
0.4

ENE
0.5

NNE
0.2

NNE
0.2

ENE
0.1

E
0.6

S
0.4

NE
0.4

WSW
0.4

WSW
0.1

E
0.1

SE
0.1

NE
0.1

SE
0.1

SE
0.1

SE
Period (s)-699779813656131210111010
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.8

NW
0.8

SW
0.9

NE
0.3

WNW
0.4

W
0.6

SW

-
0.3

NNE
0.6

NNE

-
0.6

N
0.9

N
1.4

NNE
2.3

SSW
2.1

S
2.5

S
2.1

SSW

-
Period (s)6510334-45-55888109-


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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