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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 riverClarence riverClarence riverClarence riverMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuAirport rights 1MangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuKahutaraTahunanuiWhale watch reefTahunanui
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.2

S
2.5

S
2.5

S
3.0

S
3.0

S
2.3

S
1.8

S
1.6

S
1.5

S
1.7

S
1.4

S
1.6

S
1.5

S
1.2

S
0.9

S
3.0

NNW
1.1

NE
1.9

NNW
Period(s) (?)981011111010910111214141311889
Energy(?)749925159519312005113060243144173950810289055132091280136562
Wind
(km/h)
20 SW20
20 S20
25 SW25
25 SW25
25 SSW25
5 NNE5
10 SE10
10 ESE10
5 NNE5
5 ESE5
5 SW5
15 NNW15
10 NW10
5 N5
15 N15
15 NW15
10 NNW10
10 NNW10
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
on
High Tide
/ height (m)


10:17PM
1.41
10:33AM
1.46

11:07PM
1.45
11:32AM
1.44

11:59PM
1.49
12:25PM
1.45

12:53AM
1.54

1:14PM
1.50
1:51AM
1.58

2:10PM
1.53
2:35AM
2.11
Low Tide
/ height (m)

3:59PM
0.21

4:20AM
0.21
4:54PM
0.18

5:21AM
0.18
5:43PM
0.15

6:15AM
0.16
6:37PM
0.12

7:06AM
0.13

7:31PM
0.08
8:02AM
0.09

8:20PM
0.34
rain showers
rain showers
heavy rain
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
moderate rain
clear
rain showers
Summary
rain shwrsrain shwrsheavy rainsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearsome cloudsmod. rainclearrain shwrs
Rain (mm)
1914------------8-2
High °C
181613161715171818172019252621192418
Low °C
171412131615171716172018212519192316
Chill °C (?)
181511151615171818172019252621192418
Sunrise
6:54--6:54--6:56--6:58--6:58--7:03--
Sunset
-8:20--8:19--8:17--8:10--8:15--8:14-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.0

ESE
0.6

ENE
0.4

NE
3.0

S
0.2

ENE
2.3

S
1.8

S
1.6

S
1.5

S
1.7

S
1.4

S
1.6

S
1.5

S
1.2

S
0.9

S

-

-

-
Period (s)910101191010910111214141311---
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.8

ENE

-

-
0.2

ENE

-
0.2

ENE
0.2

ENE
0.1

NE
0.2

ENE
0.3

ENE

-
0.3

ENE
0.6

NE

-
0.1

SW

-
0.4

NE

-
Period (s)10--9-98101110-107-16-9-
Wind waves (m) & direction
2.2

S
2.5

S
2.5

S

-
3.0

S

-

-

-

-

-

-
1.1

NE

-

-

-
3.0

NNW
1.1

NE
1.9

NNW
Period (s)9810-11------5---889


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