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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
Clarence riverBlue duck streamMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuWhale watch reefWaipapa bayMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuKekerenguKekerenguMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuClarence river
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2
2
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2
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4
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.9

ENE
0.8

ENE
0.8

ENE
0.7

ENE
1.0

NE
1.0

NNE
1.4

W
0.5

SSW
1.0

SSW
0.9

SSW
1.3

SSW
1.7

SSW
1.4

SSW
1.2

S
1.5

S
1.3

S
1.1

S
1.5

S
Period(s) (?)99996851513121113131313131212
Energy(?)14311010679711261041353782504541058659521771538368617
Wind
(km/h)
10 S10
10 SSE10
5 NE5
10 NNE10
5 N5
15 NNW15
10 NE10
5 SSE5
15 NW15
15 SW15
15 SSW15
5 NW5
15 NNW15
10 ESE10
10 NW10
15 NNW15
15 NW15
15 SE15
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
glasscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
oncross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

3:01PM
1.40
3:27AM
1.58

3:49PM
1.49

4:20AM
1.66
4:44PM
1.54

5:16AM
1.74
5:40PM
1.59

6:12AM
1.79
6:33PM
2.14
11:54PM
4.33
12:23PM
4.60

7:35PM
1.65
Low Tide
/ height (m)


9:07PM
0.13
9:43AM
0.14

10:00PM
0.06
10:38AM
0.07

10:54PM
-0.00
11:34AM
0.01

11:50PM
-0.06
12:31PM
-0.03


6:02AM
0.36
1:27PM
-0.06
1:44AM
-0.10
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
heavy rain
Summary
clearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsrain shwrsheavy rain
Rain (mm)
-----1----------211
High °C
191920283124222321242319262623232416
Low °C
191918243117202320222117232621222115
Chill °C (?)
191920283124222321242319262623232415
Sunrise
6:09--6:11--6:11--6:13--6:13--6:16--
Sunset
-8:59--8:59--8:58--8:58--8:57--8:55-
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.9

ENE
0.8

ENE
0.8

ENE
0.7

ENE
0.6

ENE
0.5

E
0.5

E
0.5

SSW
1.0

SSW
0.9

SSW
1.3

SSW
1.7

SSW
1.4

SSW
1.2

S
1.5

S
1.3

S
1.1

S
1.5

S
Period (s)999989101513121113131313131212
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.2

S
0.2

S
0.2

S
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.2

S
0.4

SW
0.5

E
0.4

ENE
0.4

SSW
0.2

ENE
0.3

N
0.2

E
0.2

E
0.4

NNE
0.3

SW
0.8

NNE
0.5

NE
Period (s)88387749915968851277
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.4

SW
0.4

SSW

-
0.6

NE
1.0

NE
1.0

NNE
1.4

W
0.1

NE
0.5

W
0.4

WSW

-

-
0.6

NNW
0.4

NNE
1.1

WNW
0.6

NNE
2.2

N

-
Period (s)34-4685243--44577-


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
beach
beach and reef
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