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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.

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Kaikoura and Marlborough Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in Kaikoura and Marlborough
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Rating1
2
2
1
1
0
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
2
3
4
2
4
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6

E
1.5

S
1.2

S
0.9

SSE
0.9

SSE
0.8

SSE
0.9

SSE
0.9

SSE
0.9

SSE
1.4

NNW
1.2

NNW
1.1

NNW
0.8

SE
1.2

SE
1.6

SE
2.1

SE
2.0

ESE
2.1

ESE
Period(s) (?)10666778898887788910
Energy(?)6814410270625312310812424517215762151316599623838
Wind
(km/h)
25 SW25
20 WSW20
15 SSW15
0 N0
5 WNW5
10 E10
5 NNW5
5 NNE5
25 N25
5 N5
5 SSE5
5 SSE5
15 SW15
15 SW15
15 SSW15
10 ESE10
20 E20
10 ESE10
Wind State(?)offcross-
off
cross-
off
glassoffonglassglassoffglassoffglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
onon
High Tide
/ height (m)
10:00PM
1.58
10:36AM
1.53

11:03PM
1.67
11:22AM
1.54

11:46PM
1.44

12:15PM
1.49
12:40AM
1.60

1:13PM
1.38
1:34AM
1.28

1:50PM
1.45
2:20AM
1.26

2:35PM
1.45
Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:21AM
0.08
4:43PM
0.14

5:05AM
0.15
5:30PM
0.58

5:58AM
0.18

6:39PM
0.60
6:51AM
0.64

7:28PM
0.24
7:32AM
0.24

8:15PM
0.26
8:27AM
0.24

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clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
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Rain (mm)
62-----17-2-2141051
High °C
1099101111101113101011910101099
Low °C
8899910101012991191010999
Chill °C (?)
877810101091110911788967
Sunrise
-7:13--7:09--7:11--7:09--7:07--7:05-
Sunset
--5:44--5:45--5:43--5:51--5:49--5:50
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.6

E
0.5

E
0.4

ESE
0.9

SSE
0.9

SSE
0.8

SSE
0.9

SSE
0.9

SSE
0.9

SSE
1.4

NNW
1.2

NNW
1.1

NNW
0.8

SE
1.2

SE
1.5

SE
1.9

SE
0.4

NE
2.1

ESE
Period (s)10101067788988877781110
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.1

SW
0.1

S
0.1

S
0.2

ESE
0.3

ESE
0.3

SSW
0.3

ESE
0.2

E
0.8

NNE
0.1

NW
0.2

WNW
0.2

WNW
0.3

ESE
0.4

ESE
0.2

ENE
0.2

ENE
0.1

SW
0.4

ENE
Period (s)1716169912995151615111010111011
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.8

SW
1.5

S
1.2

S

-
0.2

NNW

-
0.4

NNE
0.9

NNE
0.4

NNE
1.4

NNW

-

-
0.4

SW
1.1

SE
1.6

SE
2.1

SE
2.0

ESE

-
Period (s)466-2-4638--37889-


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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