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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
Robin hood bayClarence riverAirport rights 1KekerenguClarence riverClarence riverClarence riverMangamaunuMangamaunuClarence riverMangamaunuMangamaunuKekerenguAirport rights 1Blue duck streamAirport rights 1Airport rights 1Houghton bay
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.2

S
4.5

SSW
5.0

S
4.5

S
2.3

SSW
2.0

SE
3.5

SE
3.0

SE
2.3

SE
2.2

SE
2.1

SE
2.0

SE
2.1

SE
1.5

SE
1.6

SE
1.2

SE
1.4

SE
1.4

SE
Period(s) (?)71010101013131313131312121111111212
Energy(?)440400255163978113013873371238117511545135212011189573629344555524
Wind
(km/h)
15 S15
45 SSW45
45 SSE45
40 SSW40
30 SW30
25 SW25
20 SSW20
15 SW15
10 SW10
10 SSE10
10 SW10
0 N0
5 ENE5
5 ENE5
10 N10
10 N10
10 NE10
15 ENE15
Wind State(?)cross-
on
offoncross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
4:37PM
1.64

3:36AM
1.44
4:03PM
1.48

4:32AM
1.35
4:57PM
1.67

5:21AM
1.33
5:38PM
1.48

6:00AM
1.36

6:24PM
1.48
6:46AM
1.35

7:10PM
1.47
7:42AM
1.29
Low Tide
/ height (m)

10:56PM
0.40
9:47AM
0.15

10:25PM
0.18
10:42AM
0.16

11:07PM
0.19
11:28AM
0.17

11:54PM
0.20

12:05PM
0.20
12:41AM
0.21

12:52PM
0.21
1:28AM
0.22

partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
rain showers
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clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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Summary
some cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
-113-1-------------
High °C
12898889799799811121013
Low °C
117987787787888911910
Chill °C (?)
103434564875887911912
Sunrise
--7:33--7:39--7:41--7:43--7:43--7:37
Sunset
5:05--5:02--5:01--5:01--5:00--5:00--
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.2

ESE
0.4

ESE

-

-
2.2

SSE
2.0

SE
3.5

SE
3.0

SE
2.3

SE
2.2

SE
2.1

SE
2.0

SE
2.1

SE
1.5

SE
1.6

SE
1.2

SE
1.4

SE
1.4

SE
Period (s)1211--1013131313131312121111111212
Swell2 (m) & direction
-

-

-

-

-
1.2

S
1.0

S
0.9

S
0.8

S
0.8

S
0.7

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.5

S
0.1

S
0.7

SE
0.1

SW
0.1

SW
Period (s)-----11101010101099916131413
Wind waves (m) & direction
2.2

S
4.5

SSW
5.0

S
4.5

S
2.3

SSW
2.4

SSE
2.1

SSW

-
1.3

SSW
1.1

S

-

-

-

-
0.8

NE

-

-

-
Period (s)7101010101011-1010----4---


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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