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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
MangamaunuClarence riverMangamaunuMangamaunuKekerenguMangamaunuBreaker bayBreaker bayTahunanuiMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuClarence riverClarence riverMangamaunuMangamaunuAirport rights 1Mangamaunu
Rating1
1
0
0
1
0
2
2
7
5
4
3
5
5
5
4
3
3
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6

E
0.5

E
0.4

E
0.3

E
1.1

N
0.3

ENE
1.6

SSE
3.0

SSE
5.0

NNW
3.0

SE
2.3

SSE
1.4

S
2.5

S
3.0

S
2.4

S
1.8

S
1.5

S
1.3

S
Period(s) (?)11111110511671699810111010108
Energy(?)926036196424148993124421303793270141218971183602414241
Wind
(km/h)
5 SSW5
5 E5
5 WNW5
5 E5
15 NNW15
15 SSW15
15 SSE15
30 SE30
15 ENE15
20 SW20
15 SSW15
15 SSW15
30 SW30
25 SSW25
10 SW10
10 NE10
15 NW15
0 E0
Wind State(?)glasscross-
on
offoncross-
off
cross-
off
ononcrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
glass
High Tide
/ height (m)


7:58PM
1.35
8:32AM
1.40

8:34PM
1.40
8:58AM
1.47

9:20PM
1.42
9:45AM
1.46

10:10PM
1.44
10:48AM
1.40

11:00PM
1.48
11:24AM
1.46

12:03AM
1.67
Low Tide
/ height (m)

1:36PM
0.51
2:05AM
0.21

2:18PM
0.49
2:43AM
0.22

3:11PM
0.22
3:31AM
0.22

4:14PM
0.18

4:37AM
0.18
4:47PM
0.19

5:14AM
0.19
6:02PM
0.56

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
heavy rain
heavy rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
heavy rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
Summary
clearclearclearclearclearrain shwrsheavy rainheavy rainrain shwrssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsheavy rainsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearsome clouds
Rain (mm)
-----5452615-32713-----
High °C
242926242824192119161716141514181817
Low °C
222822232517191818161612121514161816
Chill °C (?)
242926242824192119151716121313181817
Sunrise
6:50--6:50--6:50--6:54--6:54--6:56--
Sunset
-8:24--8:22--8:16--8:21--8:19--8:13-
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.6

E
0.5

E

-
0.3

E
0.3

E

-

-

-

-
3.0

SE
2.3

SSE
1.1

SE
0.2

ENE
0.4

ESE
2.4

S
1.8

S
1.5

S
1.3

S
Period (s)1111-1010----999981010108
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.3

SSE
0.3

SSW
0.4

E
0.2

ENE
0.2

SSW
0.3

ENE
0.2

S
0.2

S

-
0.1

S
0.5

ENE
0.4

ENE
0.4

NE
0.2

ENE
0.2

ESE
0.2

ENE

-
0.3

SSE
Period (s)41611135111514-149109988-13
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.4

N
0.4

SE

-
0.4

NE
1.1

N
0.5

S
1.6

SSE
3.0

SSE
5.0

NNW

-

-
1.4

S
2.5

S
3.0

S

-

-

-

-
Period (s)54-6556716--81011----


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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