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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
Blue duck streamMangamaunuMangamaunuTahunanuiMangamaunuClarence riverBreaker bayTahunanuiClarence riverClarence riverClarence riverClarence riverClarence riverMangamaunuMangamaunuAirport rights 1MangamaunuMangamaunu
Rating1
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1
0
1
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5
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3
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.5

E
0.4

E
0.3

E
1.1

NNW
0.3

ENE
2.0

SSE
3.0

SSE
5.5

NNW
3.5

SSE
3.0

SSE
3.0

SSE
2.5

SSE
3.0

S
2.2

SSE
1.8

SSE
1.5

SSE
1.2

S
1.3

S
Period(s) (?)111110121167161010101011101010911
Energy(?)6036193552431988315426241818461618132519441019600383246375
Wind
(km/h)
10 E10
5 WNW5
5 ENE5
15 N15
20 SSW20
30 SSE30
30 SE30
10 ENE10
25 SW25
20 SW20
20 SSW20
25 SW25
20 S20
0 WSW0
10 NE10
20 NNW20
5 NE5
5 SE5
Wind State(?)onoffononcross-
off
cross-
off
oncrossoffoffoffoffcross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)

8:07PM
1.31
7:59AM
1.91

8:34PM
1.40
8:58AM
1.47

9:20PM
1.42


10:10PM
1.44
10:33AM
1.46

11:00PM
1.48
11:32AM
1.44

12:03AM
1.67
12:25PM
1.45
Low Tide
/ height (m)

2:14AM
0.20

2:28PM
0.23
2:43AM
0.22

3:11PM
0.22
3:31AM
0.22
7:55AM
0.73
3:59PM
0.21

4:20AM
0.21
4:47PM
0.19

5:21AM
0.18
6:02PM
0.56

6:15AM
0.16
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
heavy rain
heavy rain
rain showers
light rain
moderate rain
rain showers
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
Summary
clearclearclearsome cloudsrain shwrsheavy rainheavy rainrain shwrslight rainmod. rainrain shwrsclearclearsome cloudsclearclearsome cloudsclear
Rain (mm)
----10552114573-------
High °C
292625252317211914141415151519181820
Low °C
282223231816181814141213151417181719
Chill °C (?)
292625252316211912131213141519181820
Sunrise
--6:50--6:52--6:54--6:54--6:56--6:58
Sunset
8:25--8:24--8:16--8:20--8:19--8:13--
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.5

E

-
0.4

SW
0.1

NW

-
0.3

ENE

-

-
3.5

SSE
3.0

SSE
3.0

SSE
2.5

SSE
2.5

SSE
2.2

SSE
1.8

SSE
1.5

SSE
1.2

S
1.3

S
Period (s)11-414-10--1010101011101010911
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.3

SSW
0.4

E
0.3

E
0.1

NW
0.3

ENE
0.2

SSW
0.1

S

-
0.7

ENE
0.6

ENE
0.4

NE
0.2

ENE
0.2

ENE
0.2

ENE
0.2

ENE

-
0.7

SE
0.5

S
Period (s)16111014111414-910109998-812
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.4

SE

-
0.4

NE
1.1

NNW
0.8

S
2.0

SSE
3.0

SSE
5.5

NNW
3.5

S

-

-

-
3.0

S

-

-

-
0.3

NNE
0.5

N
Period (s)4-6124671610---11---34


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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reef and point
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point
beach and reef
beach
beach
beach
beach
beach and reef
beach