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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
Breaker bayAirport rights 1TahunanuiClarence riverClarence riverClarence riverClarence riverClarence riverMangamaunuAirport rights 1Airport rights 1MangamaunuClarence riverAirport rights 1MangamaunuMangamaunuRobin hood bayMangamaunu
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2
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.2

S
2.1

S
5.5

NNW
2.5

SSW
3.0

SSW
3.0

S
3.5

SSW
3.5

S
2.3

S
1.6

S
1.4

S
1.6

S
1.9

S
1.6

S
1.4

S
1.3

S
0.9

S
0.8

S
Period(s) (?)57149911121110101011121211141312
Energy(?)82465114711034136121733387269111635203615961031711501607285180
Wind
(km/h)
15 SSE15
10 SSW10
15 NNW15
15 SW15
20 S20
20 SSW20
25 SW25
20 S20
5 NNE5
20 NNW20
20 NNW20
5 ENE5
10 ENE10
5 SSE5
15 NNW15
10 WNW10
30 NNW30
15 NW15
Wind State(?)onononoffcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
on
offoffoncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)


9:40PM
1.54
10:08AM
1.56

10:17PM
1.41
10:48AM
1.40
3:02PM
3.78
3:27AM
3.57
11:24AM
1.46

11:59PM
1.49
12:25PM
1.45

12:53AM
1.54

1:19PM
1.47
1:51AM
1.58
Low Tide
/ height (m)

3:11PM
0.22
3:55AM
0.63

4:30PM
0.62

4:37AM
0.18

9:01PM
0.94
5:14AM
0.19
5:43PM
0.15

6:15AM
0.16
6:37PM
0.12

7:10AM
0.13

7:31PM
0.08
heavy rain
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Summary
heavy rainlight rainrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
45461108------------
High °C
192219181613161716182017172119262124
Low °C
192018171312131615181916172119232019
Chill °C (?)
192219181511151616172017172119262124
Sunrise
6:50--6:54--6:54--6:54--6:56--6:58--
Sunset
-8:16--8:20--8:19--8:13--8:10--8:13-
Swell1 (m) & direction
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-

-
0.8

ESE
0.6

ENE
0.4

NE
3.0

S
3.0

S
2.3

S
1.6

S
1.4

S
1.6

S
1.9

S
1.6

S
1.4

S
1.3

S
0.9

S
0.8

S
Period (s)---91010121110101011121211141312
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.2

SSW

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-
0.7

ENE
0.4

ESE

-
0.2

ENE
0.2

ENE
0.2

ENE

-

-
0.2

ENE
0.3

ENE

-
0.6

S
0.8

NE
0.2

E

-
Period (s)12--98-999--1010-15610-
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.2

S
2.1

S
5.5

NNW
2.5

SSW
3.0

SSW
3.0

S
3.5

SSW
3.5

S

-

-

-

-

-

-
1.1

NE

-

-

-
Period (s)571499111211------5---


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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