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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.

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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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Rating2
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1
2
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1
0
0
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
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5
5
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.7

E
0.7

E
0.6

E
1.7

S
1.3

S
0.9

SSE
0.7

SE
0.7

SE
0.7

SE
0.7

SSE
0.7

SSE
1.4

NNW
1.3

NNW
1.5

NNW
1.3

NNW
2.5

SSE
2.5

SSE
2.4

SE
Period(s) (?)10101066666888889108910
Energy(?)102986820012670424370626224521135932697911261100
Wind
(km/h)
5 WNW5
5 SE5
15 SW15
25 SW25
15 SSW15
5 NNE5
5 WNW5
10 ESE10
5 NW5
20 NNE20
20 NNE20
0 NW0
10 SSE10
10 SSE10
10 SSW10
30 SSW30
20 SSW20
5 SSW5
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassglassoncross-
off
offoffglassoffoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
9:34AM
1.60

10:00PM
1.58
10:36AM
1.53

10:54PM
1.50
11:34AM
1.45

11:35PM
1.94

12:15PM
1.49
12:37AM
1.39

1:08PM
1.64
1:27AM
1.56

1:50PM
1.45
2:10AM
1.35
Low Tide
/ height (m)

3:47PM
0.08

4:21AM
0.08
4:43PM
0.14

5:18AM
0.11
5:38PM
0.19

6:03AM
0.18

6:30PM
0.23
6:51AM
0.64

7:25PM
0.64
7:42AM
0.23

8:05PM
0.27
rain showers
moderate rain
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
light rain
light rain
rain showers
light rain
light rain
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
Summary
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Rain (mm)
46152-----21244-3--
High °C
1412119910101110111310999998
Low °C
13118898910911139998987
Chill °C (?)
141210668910109119788566
Sunrise
7:13--7:13--7:11--7:05--7:09--7:05--
Sunset
-5:43--5:44--5:45--5:43--5:51--5:49-
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.7

E
0.7

E
0.6

E
0.5

E
0.4

ESE
0.9

SSE
0.7

SE
0.7

SE
0.7

SE
0.7

SSE
0.7

SSE
1.4

NNW
1.3

NNW
1.5

NNW
1.3

NNW
0.1

NE
2.4

SSE
2.4

SE
Period (s)1010101010666888889109910
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.4

NE
0.2

NNE
0.1

SW
0.1

SW
0.1

S
0.2

ESE
0.4

ESE
0.3

SSW
0.3

ESE
0.1

S
0.1

E
0.1

NW
0.2

WNW
0.1

S
0.1

SE
0.2

ENE
0.2

SSW
0.3

ENE
Period (s)651716169912981316158791112
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.3

WNW
0.4

SW
0.4

SSW
1.7

S
1.3

S

-
0.2

N

-
0.5

N
0.9

N
0.7

NNE
1.4

NNW

-

-
0.3

SSE
2.5

SSE
2.5

SSE

-
Period (s)33366-2-4458--389-


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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