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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 riverKekerenguAirport rights 1KekerenguClarence riverClarence riverMangamaunuKekerenguMangamaunuClarence riverMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuKekerenguAirport rights 1Waipapa bayMangamaunu
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.1

S
3.0

SSW
5.5

SSW
5.0

S
4.5

S
3.0

S
2.5

SSE
3.5

SE
3.0

SE
2.3

SE
2.1

SE
2.0

SE
1.9

SE
1.9

SE
2.0

SE
1.4

SE
1.6

SE
1.4

SE
Period(s) (?)6810111010101313131312121312111111
Energy(?)34311526365595939731827115236213397175114231163111811361088506640515
Wind
(km/h)
10 S10
35 SW35
35 SSW35
45 SSE45
35 S35
30 SW30
25 SW25
20 SW20
15 SSW15
10 SW10
10 SSE10
5 SSW5
5 NE5
10 ENE10
5 NW5
5 NE5
15 NNE15
10 WNW10
Wind State(?)cross-
on
offcross-
off
oncross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

3:21PM
1.43

5:01AM
1.61
4:03PM
1.48

4:25AM
1.41
4:59PM
1.43

5:21AM
1.33
5:46PM
1.66

6:08AM
1.32

6:24PM
1.48
6:46AM
1.35

7:10PM
1.47
Low Tide
/ height (m)


10:56PM
0.40
11:10AM
0.38

10:17PM
0.19
10:35AM
0.17

11:14PM
0.18
11:28AM
0.17

11:54PM
0.20

12:05PM
0.20
12:41AM
0.21

12:52PM
0.21
1:28AM
0.22
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
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Summary
light rainrain shwrsrain shwrslight rainsome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
1134--------------
High °C
11109998888998998101212
Low °C
99898777788779881111
Chill °C (?)
1065454555777878101011
Sunrise
7:35--7:33--7:39--7:41--7:43--7:35--
Sunset
-5:02--5:02--5:01--5:01--5:00--5:00-
Swell1 (m) & direction
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0.4

ESE

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-

-

-
2.5

SSE
3.5

SE
3.0

SE
2.3

SE
2.1

SE
2.0

SE
1.9

SE
1.9

SE
2.0

SE
1.4

SE
1.6

SE
1.4

SE
Period (s)-12----101313131312121312111111
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.2

ESE

-

-

-

-

-
1.7

SE
1.2

SSW
1.0

S
1.0

S
1.0

S
0.7

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.3

S
0.4

S
0.1

SW
0.7

NE
Period (s)12-----1410101010109988155
Wind waves (m) & direction
2.1

S
3.0

SSW
5.5

SSW
5.0

S
4.5

S
3.0

S
1.6

SSW
2.1

SSW

-
1.4

S

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
1.5

N
Period (s)68101110101011-10-------5


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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