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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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0
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4
3
4
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.5

ENE
0.5

ENE
0.3

ENE
0.3

ENE
0.3

ENE
0.5

S
1.4

N
0.4

SSW
0.2

ENE
1.8

SSW
1.3

S
1.0

S
1.0

S
1.7

S
1.7

S
1.6

E
1.4

E
1.6

E
Period(s) (?)999887610888781211101010
Energy(?)444415141423130316365212106118827711530362522
Wind
(km/h)
10 SE10
15 SE15
10 SW10
10 ESE10
10 SE10
5 NW5
5 NNW5
15 SE15
35 SW35
10 SSE10
5 SSE5
5 WNW5
10 SSE10
5 SSW5
10 NW10
5 NNE5
15 NE15
5 WNW5
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
oncross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
oncross-
on
glasscross-
on
glasscross-
off
glasscross-
off
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
11:58AM
1.81

12:42AM
1.31
1:00PM
1.40

1:37AM
1.24

1:45PM
1.40
2:11AM
1.34

2:30PM
1.40
2:56AM
1.37

3:15PM
1.41
3:55AM
1.32

3:56PM
1.91

Low Tide
/ height (m)

6:34PM
0.28

6:46AM
0.32

7:29PM
0.26
7:32AM
0.32

8:02PM
0.28
8:17AM
0.30

8:45PM
0.26
9:04AM
0.28

9:42PM
0.23
9:51AM
0.24

10:13PM
0.20
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partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
moderate rain
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
clear
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
Summary
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Rain (mm)
----37---42--2--5-
High °C
20201516171819171612109101111161615
Low °C
201613161616181781099101010141513
Chill °C (?)
202014161718191615129891010151515
Sunrise
5:52--5:52--5:50--5:48--5:48--5:48--
Sunset
-8:25--8:28--8:29--8:30--8:30--8:31-
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.5

ENE
0.5

ENE
0.4

NE
0.5

S
0.5

S
0.5

S
0.6

NNE
0.4

NNE
0.3

NNE
1.3

S
1.3

S
1.0

S
1.0

S
1.7

S
1.7

S
1.6

E
1.4

E
1.6

E
Period (s)99655766688781211101010
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.4

NNE
0.4

NNE
0.3

ENE
0.3

ENE
0.3

ENE
0.5

NE
0.5

S
0.4

SSW
0.2

ENE
0.3

NNW
0.2

ENE
0.4

ENE
0.6

E
0.6

E
1.6

E
1.0

S
0.7

S
0.5

S
Period (s)6698866108513121211111098
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.5

W

-
0.6

SSW

-

-

-
1.4

N
0.8

SSE
2.1

SW
1.8

SSW

-

-

-

-
0.7

N
1.2

N
0.9

NE
0.9

N
Period (s)4-4---6468----4566


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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