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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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Rating1
1
1
0
3
1
0
0
1
2
1
0
1
2
1
1
0
0
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6

SSE
0.6

SSE
0.6

SSE
0.4

SSE
1.8

N
1.3

NW
0.6

NE
0.2

SSE
1.4

S
1.3

S
0.5

SSW
0.6

SSW
0.6

S
0.7

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.4

S
0.3

S
Period(s) (?)1099966710661310910101098
Energy(?)7268693122912839913013098756110471672512
Wind
(km/h)
20 N20
5 ESE5
20 N20
10 N10
5 ENE5
10 WNW10
10 W10
15 SSE15
15 SSW15
15 S15
10 ENE10
25 NE25
10 NW10
5 E5
10 E10
10 WNW10
10 SSE10
15 ENE15
Wind State(?)offcross-
on
offcrossoncross-
on
offcrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
ononoffcrosson
High Tide
/ height (m)

4:12AM
1.51
4:32PM
1.54

5:01AM
1.43
5:23PM
1.55

5:47AM
1.47
6:10PM
1.46

6:52AM
1.41
6:58PM
1.47

7:23AM
1.55

7:36PM
1.97


Low Tide
/ height (m)

10:18AM
0.74

10:51PM
0.22
11:12AM
0.22

11:47PM
0.75
12:00PM
0.19

12:20AM
0.18


1:07AM
0.16

6:14PM
0.44
1:48AM
0.46
6:31AM
0.54
2:31PM
0.13
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
heavy rain
heavy rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearheavy rainheavy rainrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearsome clouds
Rain (mm)
-------15124--------
High °C
15211720242421121091114131517141515
Low °C
1321161922211710991014121417121415
Chill °C (?)
142116202424211186912121417141414
Sunrise
-6:22--6:20--6:18--6:16--6:16--6:15-
Sunset
--7:50--7:58--8:00--8:00--8:01--8:01
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.6

SSE
0.6

SSE
0.6

SSE
0.4

SSE
0.8

NE

-
0.6

NE
0.4

NE
0.2

NNE
0.1

S
1.1

SSE
0.6

SSW
0.6

S
0.7

S
0.6

S
0.9

N
0.4

S
0.3

S
Period (s)109996-7651761091010698
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.2

SSE
0.3

SSE
0.1

S
0.2

SSW
0.3

SSE

-
0.3

SE
0.2

SSE
0.1

SE
0.1

E
0.5

SSW
0.4

SSE
0.3

SSW
0.5

NE
0.2

N
0.6

S
0.3

NE
0.2

ESE
Period (s)131117168-101091213513651057
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.5

N
0.7

NE
1.4

N
0.8

NE
1.8

N
1.3

NW
0.4

SW
0.6

S
1.4

S
1.3

S

-
1.0

NE
0.8

ENE
0.6

W
0.4

ENE
1.5

NNW
0.2

SSW
0.2

ENE
Period (s)3554665466-4543625


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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beach and reef
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