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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
MangamaunuOaroMangamaunuBreaker bayMangamaunuClarence riverMangamaunuMangamaunuOaroKekerenguMangamaunuOaroKekerenguMangamaunuPropellersKekerenguAirport rights 1Airport rights 1
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.3

SSW
1.2

SSW
1.3

SSW
1.3

S
1.6

S
2.0

S
1.7

S
1.4

S
1.3

S
1.1

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.7

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.8

SSE
0.7

SSE
0.7

SSE
Period(s) (?)121110101515141312111010101010101010
Energy(?)537370322306116217931163620485289726410267671209696
Wind
(km/h)
10 NW10
15 SW15
25 SSW25
5 ESE5
5 NNE5
10 ENE10
5 NNW5
5 SE5
10 E10
5 NW5
10 ENE10
10 ESE10
5 NNW5
5 SE5
15 SSE15
5 N5
10 NNW10
25 NNW25
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassglasscross-
on
glasscross-
on
oncross-
off
ononglasscross-
on
onglassoffoff
High Tide
/ height (m)
12:32AM
1.33
12:54PM
1.43
1:03PM
1.36
1:19AM
1.32

1:44PM
1.38
2:04AM
1.33

2:34PM
1.33
2:40AM
1.50

3:09PM
1.42
3:32AM
1.36

3:59PM
1.38

4:17AM
1.40
4:38PM
1.44
Low Tide
/ height (m)

6:38AM
0.28

7:12PM
0.28
7:23AM
0.31

7:57PM
0.28
8:14AM
0.29

8:34PM
0.68
8:43AM
0.73

9:24PM
0.26
9:40AM
0.26

10:07PM
0.25
10:25AM
0.24

partially cloudy
rain showers
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clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Summary
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Rain (mm)
-1----------------
High °C
171214102023201919172119141718141718
Low °C
15121291721171919151918131618131716
Chill °C (?)
17101292023201919172119131718141717
Sunrise
-6:31--6:28--6:26--6:24--6:24--6:20-
Sunset
--7:50--7:50--7:53--7:54--7:49--7:50
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.3

SSW
0.6

S
0.9

SSE
1.3

S
1.6

S
2.0

S
1.7

S
1.4

S
1.3

S
1.1

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.7

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.8

SSE
0.7

SSE
0.7

SSE
Period (s)121110101515141312111010101010101010
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.5

S
0.2

NNE
0.1

E
0.1

S
1.0

S
0.7

NNE
0.4

NE
0.4

NNE
0.1

E

-
0.4

SSW
0.4

NE
0.6

NNW
0.2

SSE
0.2

SSE
0.3

SSE
0.2

SSE
0.2

SSE
Period (s)1251319956512-14551313131213
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.1

N
1.2

SSW
1.3

SSW

-
0.5

NE
0.5

NE

-

-
0.3

NE
1.2

N
0.8

N
0.9

N
0.8

N

-
0.3

SE
0.5

E
0.2

N
0.8

N
Period (s)51110-35--46555-2424


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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