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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
MangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuWaipapa bayMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuKekerenguTahunanuiBreaker bayBlue duck streamClarence riverMangamaunuAirport rights 1KekerenguClarence river
Rating2
0
0
0
1
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
0
0
4
3
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.0

NE
0.5

S
0.4

SSW
0.8

NE
1.3

N
0.7

S
0.7

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

NNW
1.2

SSE
1.3

E
1.2

E
4.0

SSE
6.0

S
5.0

SSE
4.0

SSE
Period(s) (?)71010651312111111136679111111
Energy(?)10251313994153129878584125931081422323825858804179
Wind
(km/h)
10 NW10
10 NW10
15 ENE15
5 W5
5 SE5
15 ENE15
10 NW10
10 NNW10
5 NNW5
5 WSW5
5 SE5
15 ESE15
5 N5
25 SW25
50 SSE50
55 S55
40 SSW40
35 SSW35
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
glassglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
oncross-
off
offcrossoncross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

5:50AM
1.81
6:16PM
1.67

6:47AM
1.82

7:14PM
1.69
7:44AM
1.80

8:12PM
1.69
8:42AM
1.76

9:10PM
1.68
9:39AM
1.70

10:08PM
1.65
10:27AM
2.07

Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:29PM
-0.08
12:08PM
-0.05

12:27AM
-0.11

1:05PM
-0.07
1:25AM
-0.11

2:01PM
-0.07
2:24AM
-0.08

2:58PM
-0.05
3:23AM
-0.04

3:54PM
-0.01

4:09AM
0.36
4:50PM
0.04
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rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
light rain
heavy rain
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
Summary
clearrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsrisk thund- derlight rainheavy rainrain shwrsclearsome clouds
Rain (mm)
-2----------24363--
High °C
262427242628262625211918171614151313
Low °C
212026212328222425161718151413131313
Chill °C (?)
262427242628262625211918161411121010
Sunrise
-6:52--6:54--6:54--7:00--6:56--6:58-
Sunset
--8:22--8:21--8:20--8:13--8:16--8:14
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.0

NE
0.5

NNE
0.4

SSW
0.8

NE
0.5

NE
0.7

S
0.7

NE
0.6

S
0.7

NNE
1.1

N
0.6

NNW
0.4

S
0.6

E
1.2

E
0.4

ESE
0.2

ENE
0.4

NE
0.2

ENE
Period (s)7710651371176131012713121211
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.6

S
0.5

S
0.1

W
0.4

S
0.4

S
0.3

ENE
0.7

S
0.6

NNE
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.5

N
0.2

NNW
0.5

S
0.6

E
0.2

SSW

-

-
0.3

SW
Period (s)1110491391271111512101315--13
Wind waves (m) & direction
-
0.8

WNW
0.7

NE

-
1.3

N
0.8

NE

-
1.7

N
2.1

N

-
0.4

SSE
1.2

SSE
1.3

E
0.8

WSW
4.0

SSE
6.0

S
5.0

SSE
4.0

SSE
Period (s)-43-56-66-36649111111


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