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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
Clarence riverMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuKekerenguKekerenguWaipapa bayBlue duck streamBlue duck streamAirport rights 1KekerenguMangamaunuAirport rights 1KekerenguMangamaunuKekerenguTahunanuiTahunanui
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.1

S
1.7

S
1.4

S
1.4

S
1.1

S
0.7

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.8

SSE
0.7

SSE
0.6

SSE
1.5

N
1.4

N
1.5

N
1.4

NW
1.9

NW
Period(s) (?)1514121211101010101099956666
Energy(?)20021163600553284100656870701188868119139154133269
Wind
(km/h)
10 ENE10
5 W5
10 E10
15 ESE15
5 NW5
5 NNE5
15 ENE15
10 N10
10 SSE10
10 SSW10
5 WNW5
10 ENE10
20 NNW20
15 NNW15
5 SE5
15 N15
5 NNW5
15 NW15
Wind State(?)onglassononcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
onglassonoffcross-
off
cross-
on
crossglasscross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)

2:04AM
1.33

2:25PM
1.42
2:59AM
1.25

3:09PM
1.42
3:32AM
1.36

3:53PM
1.43

4:31AM
1.29
4:38PM
1.44

5:17AM
1.33
5:23PM
1.45

5:47AM
1.47
Low Tide
/ height (m)

7:57PM
0.28
8:10AM
0.29

8:51PM
0.27
8:55AM
0.28

9:24PM
0.26
9:40AM
0.26

10:07PM
0.25
10:40AM
0.25

11:06PM
0.23
11:28AM
0.22

11:35PM
0.20
12:00PM
0.19
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsrain shwrs
Rain (mm)
-----------------2
High °C
232119181618191917171621181522231617
Low °C
221718181516191717171519161521221516
Chill °C (?)
232119181618191917171621181422231616
Sunrise
--6:26--6:24--6:24--6:22--6:20--6:22
Sunset
7:50--7:52--7:52--7:49--7:50--7:54--
Swell1 (m) & direction
2.1

S
1.7

S
1.4

S
1.4

S
1.1

S
0.7

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.8

SSE
0.7

SSE
0.6

SSE
0.5

SSE
0.6

NE
0.3

SE

-

-
Period (s)151412121110101010109999611--
Swell2 (m) & direction
-
0.4

NNE
0.2

NNE
0.5

N

-
0.4

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.1

S
0.5

NE
0.2

N
0.3

SSE
0.1

S
0.1

S
0.2

SSW
0.3

SSE
0.3

SE

-

-
Period (s)-655-141315531318171688--
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.5

NE

-

-

-
1.0

N
0.6

N
0.3

NE
0.5

NE
0.8

N
0.1

S

-
0.2

ENE
0.7

N
1.5

N
1.4

N
1.5

N
1.4

NW
1.9

NW
Period (s)5---654352-3456666


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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