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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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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.6

NNW
1.7

NW
1.2

NW
0.5

SE
0.7

SE
2.2

S
2.2

SSW
2.4

SSW
2.5

SE
2.5

SE
2.3

SE
2.1

SE
1.7

SSE
0.9

SSW
0.9

SSW
0.9

SSW
0.7

SSW
0.7

SSW
Period(s) (?)8999106679111111101515141413
Energy(?)34744721039884023815631228157613051008624331385351207181
Wind
(km/h)
10 SW10
15 WSW15
15 WSW15
5 SSW5
25 SW25
10 SSW10
35 SW35
30 SW30
25 SSW25
20 SW20
15 WSW15
20 SSW20
5 E5
10 N10
10 ESE10
5 N5
0 WNW0
10 E10
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
on
offoffoffoffoffcross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
glasson
High Tide
/ height (m)

6:36AM
3.18

7:19PM
3.34
7:37AM
3.28

8:14PM
3.54
8:27AM
3.42


3:37AM
1.35
4:02PM
1.47

4:28AM
1.32

6:21PM
1.58
5:21AM
1.27
5:37PM
1.43
Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:32AM
1.55

12:46PM
1.50
1:31AM
1.43

1:46PM
1.38
2:18AM
1.29

2:36PM
1.20
9:34PM
0.27
9:44AM
0.24

10:24PM
0.26
10:35AM
0.23
12:07PM
0.46
12:35AM
0.47
11:28AM
0.22

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light rain
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
10111211910991091311101514121414
Low °C
910108810999911991412121213
Chill °C (?)
109101158557611981514111414
Sunrise
-7:07--7:03--7:03--7:01--7:01--6:58-
Sunset
--5:52--5:50--5:50--5:52--5:52--5:53
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.6

NNW
1.3

NW

-
0.5

SE
0.7

SE
0.2

NNW
0.2

ENE
0.2

ESE
2.5

SE
2.5

SE
2.3

SE
2.1

SE
1.7

SSE
1.1

SE
0.9

SSW
0.9

SSW
0.7

SSW
0.7

SSW
Period (s)89-910910129111111101015141413
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.3

NW

-

-
0.3

ESE
0.2

ENE
0.1

SE
0.4

NE
0.2

ENE
0.1

SW
0.1

SW
0.1

S
0.1

S
1.0

SE
0.9

SSW
0.9

SE
0.6

SE
0.5

SE
0.4

SE
Period (s)15--10119101013191817101510999
Wind waves (m) & direction
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1.7

NW
1.2

NW
0.2

SSW
0.8

SW
2.2

S
2.2

SSW
2.4

SSW
1.7

SSW
0.7

SW
0.6

W
1.6

SSW

-
0.4

NE
1.1

N
0.6

NE
0.3

WSW
0.4

NE
Period (s)-99846676446-35425


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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