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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
MangamaunuClarence riverMangamaunuMangamaunuOaroWhale watch reefMangamaunuWaipapa bayKahutaraMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuKekerenguMangamaunuMangamaunuBlue duck streamClarence river
Rating2
2
2
2
1
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0
2
3
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3
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3
3
3
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.0

ENE
0.9

ENE
0.8

ENE
0.8

ENE
0.7

ENE
2.0

N
0.5

E
1.6

W
0.9

SSW
1.4

SSW
1.1

SSW
1.2

SSW
1.3

SSW
1.2

SSW
0.9

SSW
1.1

S
0.9

S
1.3

SSW
Period(s) (?)9999969614121211131311111212
Energy(?)1731431101067932244152366567349363572515194319247452
Wind
(km/h)
5 SSW5
15 S15
10 SSE10
5 NE5
5 NE5
5 SSW5
15 NNW15
5 E5
5 SE5
15 NW15
15 SSW15
5 SE5
10 NW10
10 NW10
5 SE5
10 NW10
20 N20
20 WSW20
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
glassglassglasscross-
off
glassglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
2:34AM
1.50

2:56PM
1.45
3:27AM
1.58

3:55PM
1.45

4:20AM
1.66
4:44PM
1.54

5:16AM
1.74
5:40PM
1.59

6:12AM
1.79
6:33PM
2.14

7:08AM
1.82

Low Tide
/ height (m)

8:49AM
0.20

9:07PM
0.13
9:49AM
0.15

10:00PM
0.06
10:38AM
0.07

10:54PM
-0.00
11:34AM
0.01

11:48PM
-0.05
12:31PM
-0.03

12:47AM
-0.09

1:27PM
-0.06
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
light rain
partially cloudy
Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
211919203030242122212222212626242327
Low °C
181919182530172022202222192326212118
Chill °C (?)
211919203030242122212222212626242327
Sunrise
-6:09--6:11--6:11--6:13--6:13--6:16-
Sunset
--8:59--8:59--8:59--8:58--8:57--8:54
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.0

ENE
0.9

ENE
0.8

ENE
0.8

ENE
0.7

ENE
0.9

NE
1.0

NNE
0.6

SW
0.9

SSW
1.4

SSW
1.1

SSW
1.2

SSW
1.3

SSW
1.2

SSW
0.9

SSW
1.1

S
0.9

S
0.6

NNE
Period (s)999996841412121113131111128
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.2

S
0.2

S
0.2

S
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.6

ENE
0.5

E
0.4

ENE
0.4

ENE
0.4

ENE
0.3

ENE
0.2

ENE
0.3

ENE
0.1

E
0.6

S
0.3

WSW
0.4

SSW
0.5

NNE
Period (s)8888889101099938146145
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.4

NNE
0.4

SW
0.3

SSW

-
0.6

NE
2.0

N
3.0

N
1.6

W
0.4

NE
0.4

WNW
0.4

SW
0.6

E
1.2

WNW
0.5

NNW
0.2

NNE
1.2

WNW
1.4

NNE
1.3

SSW
Period (s)433-467623434445412


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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