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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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Rating3
2
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2
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1
0
2
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1
1
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.0

E
1.1

E
1.1

E
1.1

E
1.4

E
0.9

E
0.8

E
0.7

E
0.7

ESE
0.6

ESE
0.4

E
0.5

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
1.3

N
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.5

S
Period(s) (?)1212121111111010101010151312610912
Energy(?)2993533303054741911381021067529118126110120706476
Wind
(km/h)
5 SE5
15 E15
10 ENE10
5 E5
10 E10
0 NW0
10 SSE10
15 SSE15
5 SSW5
5 E5
20 ENE20
10 NNW10
5 SE5
10 ESE10
10 NW10
10 NW10
0 E0
10 NNW10
Wind State(?)glassoncross-
on
oncross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
10:07AM
1.46

10:32PM
1.32
10:52AM
1.43

11:18PM
1.30
11:43AM
1.38

12:09AM
1.27
12:21PM
1.39

12:48AM
1.31

1:05PM
1.38
1:33AM
1.34

1:51PM
1.39
2:19AM
1.39
Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:26PM
0.26

4:35AM
0.29
5:11PM
0.28

5:27AM
0.31
6:02PM
0.28

6:07AM
0.33
6:39PM
0.29

6:59AM
0.32

7:22PM
0.28
7:40AM
0.31

8:05PM
0.26
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
-242-------------3
High °C
171616171717181815182119232321262621
Low °C
161615161716181714172018232319242520
Chill °C (?)
171516171717181815182119232321262621
Sunrise
5:41--5:41--5:41--5:41--5:43--5:43--
Sunset
-8:55--8:54--8:55--8:58--9:00--8:55-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.0

E
1.1

E
1.1

E
1.1

E
1.4

E
0.9

E
0.8

E
0.7

E
0.7

ESE
0.6

ESE
0.4

E
0.5

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.7

S
0.6

S
0.9

N
0.5

S
Period (s)1212121111710101010101513121110612
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.7

E
0.4

SSE
1.0

E
0.9

ESE
0.1

S
0.9

E
0.7

E
0.6

ESE
0.2

S
0.1

S
0.2

S
0.3

E
0.6

ENE
0.5

NE
0.2

E
0.1

SW
0.6

S
0.2

NNE
Period (s)6866161166147494591696
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.9

ENE
0.8

E

-
1.1

E

-

-

-

-

-

-
0.6

ENE
0.6

ENE
1.0

N
1.1

N
1.3

N
0.9

N
1.4

NNW
0.5

W
Period (s)66-6------34466564


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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