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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
MangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuWaipapa bayBlue duck streamMangamaunuTahunanuiTahunanuiTahunanuiTahunanuiTahunanuiTahunanuiTahunanuiRobin hood bayClarence riverClarence riverKekerenguHoughton bay
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.7

SSE
0.7

SSE
1.7

NNE
1.9

NE
1.0

NNE
0.4

SE
3.0

NNW
1.3

NW
1.1

NW
1.5

NNW
1.9

NNW
1.9

NNW
1.6

NNW
2.3

S
4.0

SSW
3.0

S
2.0

S
1.7

SSE
Period(s) (?)6766689988910108109810
Energy(?)36481952787516124425515432160667853266727251509579511
Wind
(km/h)
15 ENE15
10 NNW10
25 NNE25
20 NNE20
15 N15
10 N10
10 SW10
20 WSW20
5 SSE5
10 NNE10
5 NNW5
10 SSW10
10 NW10
10 WSW10
45 SW45
25 SW25
5 WSW5
10 S10
Wind State(?)oncross-
off
cross-
on
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
glassoffcross-
on
cross-
off
offoffglasson
High Tide
/ height (m)

11:46PM
1.44

12:15PM
1.49
12:37AM
1.39

1:04PM
1.46
6:02PM
3.21

1:50PM
1.45
7:19PM
3.34


8:14PM
3.54

3:18PM
1.46
8:55PM
3.73
9:09AM
3.58
Low Tide
/ height (m)


5:58AM
0.18

6:30PM
0.23
6:46AM
0.22

12:32AM
1.55
7:32AM
0.24

1:31AM
1.43
8:17AM
0.25
1:46PM
1.38
2:18AM
1.29
9:00AM
0.24

2:56AM
1.14

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thunderstorm
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light rain
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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Summary
clearrain shwrsmod. rainsome cloudscloudysome cloudsrisk thund- derclearlight rainsome cloudsrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudsclearrain shwrsclearclearsome clouds
Rain (mm)
-29---2-2-6---2---
High °C
111111131113119911101112999810
Low °C
101011131011116610891068879
Chill °C (?)
998119121069108111175668
Sunrise
--7:09--7:07--7:07--7:05--7:03--6:56
Sunset
5:45--5:45--5:51--5:52--5:52--5:50--
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.7

SSE
0.7

SSE
0.5

SSE
0.7

SE
0.6

SSE
0.4

SE
2.5

NNW
1.3

NW
1.1

NW
1.5

NNW
0.1

NW
1.9

NNW
1.6

NNW
0.3

NW
0.2

ENE
0.1

S
2.0

S
1.7

SSE
Period (s)67810989988191010101021810
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.3

SSW
0.3

ESE
0.4

SSE
0.2

E
0.3

ESE
0.4

NE

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-
0.3

NW
0.3

SSE
0.2

SSE
0.1

SW
0.1

S
0.1

S
0.1

NW
Period (s)129913127-----177132220198
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.2

E
0.5

E
1.7

NNE
1.9

NE
1.0

NNE
0.7

NNE
3.0

NNW
1.3

W

-

-
1.9

NNW
0.4

SSE
0.4

SE
2.3

S
4.0

SSW
3.0

S

-

-
Period (s)23666695--9348109--


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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