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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 riverClarence riverMangamaunuKekerenguMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuAirport rights 1MangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuWhale watch reefTahunanuiWhale watch reefMangamaunu
Rating5
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2
3
2
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3.0

S
3.0

S
2.5

S
2.3

S
1.7

S
1.5

S
1.4

S
1.7

S
1.5

S
1.8

S
1.5

S
1.2

S
0.9

S
0.7

S
1.3

NNE
2.4

NNW
1.7

N
0.7

S
Period(s) (?)1111111099101212141412121087712
Energy(?)17471894169811095163723927605941352855430214106226590262129
Wind
(km/h)
25 SW25
25 SW25
20 SSW20
5 WNW5
5 SSE5
10 SE10
0 N0
10 ENE10
5 SSW5
15 N15
5 W5
0 ENE0
15 NW15
10 NW10
15 NNE15
10 NNW10
10 NNW10
5 N5
Wind State(?)offoffcross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
glassonglasscross-
off
glassglasscross-
off
cross-
off
ononcrossglass
High Tide
/ height (m)
10:17PM
1.41
10:42AM
1.43

11:07PM
1.45
11:32AM
1.44

11:54PM
1.52
12:25PM
1.45

12:59AM
1.49

1:23PM
1.64
1:44AM
1.63

2:10PM
1.53
2:42AM
1.68

3:08PM
1.57
Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:28AM
0.20
4:54PM
0.18

5:21AM
0.18
5:43PM
0.15

6:15AM
0.16
6:37PM
0.12

7:15AM
0.50

7:25PM
0.08
8:12AM
0.08

8:21PM
0.04
8:59AM
0.05

moderate rain
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
Summary
mod. rainsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearrain shwrssome cloudssome clouds
Rain (mm)
10--------------19--
High °C
121516151818171820192528222526202222
Low °C
121316141717161720192226182125162022
Chill °C (?)
101315141818171820192528222526202222
Sunrise
-6:54--6:56--6:58--6:58--7:00--7:01-
Sunset
--8:20--8:17--8:10--8:15--8:14--8:12
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.4

NE
3.0

S
0.2

ENE
2.3

S
1.7

S
1.5

S
1.4

S
1.7

S
1.5

S
1.8

S
1.5

S
1.2

S

-

-

-

-
0.5

NNE
0.7

S
Period (s)101191099101212141412----712
Swell2 (m) & direction
-
0.2

ENE

-
0.2

ENE
0.2

ENE
0.2

ENE
0.2

ENE
0.3

ENE

-
0.3

ENE
0.7

NE

-
0.9

S
0.7

S

-

-

-

-
Period (s)-9-8881110-106-1210----
Wind waves (m) & direction
3.0

S

-
2.5

S

-

-

-

-

-

-
1.1

NE

-

-

-

-
1.3

NNE
2.4

NNW
1.7

N
0.4

NE
Period (s)11-11------5----8775


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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beach and reef
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