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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
MangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuKahutaraClarence riverBlue duck streamKekerenguMangamaunuWaipapa bayBlue duck streamBlue duck streamWaipapa bayMangamaunuMangamaunuAirport rights 1MangamaunuWhale watch reefKahutara
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.2

SSW
1.3

S
1.2

S
1.3

SSW
2.2

S
1.9

S
1.6

S
1.1

S
1.1

S
1.0

S
1.5

S
1.5

S
1.3

S
1.0

S
0.8

S
0.6

S
1.2

N
0.6

S
Period(s) (?)13121212111110101010141312121211611
Energy(?)47653044653711288505562442392188447605132781789211382
Wind
(km/h)
10 WNW10
10 WNW10
20 NW20
20 SW20
15 SSE15
10 ESE10
10 ESE10
10 NE10
15 ENE15
15 N15
5 SSE5
20 NE20
5 NW5
10 E10
25 N25
10 NNW10
5 ENE5
10 E10
Wind State(?)offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
ononcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
onoffcross-
off
oncross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)

7:08AM
1.82

7:50PM
1.54
8:05AM
1.82

8:33PM
1.66
9:03AM
1.80

9:27PM
2.13
10:00AM
1.75

10:37PM
1.59
10:58AM
1.68

11:29PM
1.61
11:55AM
1.61

Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:47AM
-0.09

1:43PM
-0.05
1:59AM
-0.08

2:24PM
-0.07
2:43AM
-0.08

3:37PM
-0.06
3:34AM
0.22

4:18PM
-0.03

4:42AM
0.00
5:15PM
0.01

5:41AM
0.06
6:23PM
0.03
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clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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clear
Summary
clearclearsome cloudsrain shwrscloudysome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
---4--------------
High °C
242625151413141717182527272623252830
Low °C
222525121313141617162227242622242730
Chill °C (?)
242625131412141717182527272623252830
Sunrise
-6:16--6:16--6:18--6:20--6:20--6:22-
Sunset
--8:55--8:54--8:53--8:52--8:45--8:52
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.2

SSW
1.3

S
1.2

S
1.3

SSW
2.2

S
1.9

S
1.6

S
1.1

S
1.1

S
1.0

S
1.5

S
1.5

S
1.3

S
1.0

S
0.8

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
Period (s)131212121111101010101413121212111111
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.6

NNE
0.3

NNE
0.2

WSW
0.3

NNE
0.1

E
0.2

E
0.2

ESE
0.1

SE
0.1

E
0.5

S
0.6

NE
0.2

ENE
0.7

NE
0.4

NE
0.1

SW
0.3

ENE
0.6

NNE
0.3

ENE
Period (s)656612121111101251276181069
Wind waves (m) & direction
-
0.6

N
0.4

NNE
1.9

SSW

-

-

-

-

-
0.7

NE
1.1

N
0.8

NE

-

-
1.2

N
1.1

NE
1.2

N
0.6

NE
Period (s)-558-----454--5663


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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