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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 riverClarence riverKekerenguClarence riverKekerenguMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuClarence riverKekerenguKekerenguKekerenguKekerenguWaipapa bayEastbourne 2Blue duck stream
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
4.0

S
3.0

S
4.0

SSE
3.0

SE
3.0

SE
2.3

SE
2.1

SE
2.2

SE
2.1

SE
2.0

SE
1.8

SE
1.7

SE
1.8

SE
1.9

SE
2.1

ESE
1.5

SE
1.4

ESE
2.3

ENE
Period(s) (?)10101313131313131312121111121211118
Energy(?)26661985538330313049160014071643139511828266967669781099553478623
Wind
(km/h)
40 SSW40
30 SW30
20 SSW20
20 SSW20
15 SSW15
5 SSW5
10 SSE10
5 SSW5
0 N0
10 E10
5 N5
5 NNW5
10 NE10
5 NNE5
10 ENE10
20 ENE20
15 ENE15
10 N10
Wind State(?)offoffcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
glassglassoncross-
on
glasscross-
on
glassoncross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)


4:25AM
1.41
4:52PM
1.48

5:12AM
1.38
5:45PM
1.43

6:00AM
1.36

6:32PM
1.43
6:54AM
1.30

7:02PM
1.51
7:26AM
1.36

7:47PM
1.49
8:12AM
1.34
Low Tide
/ height (m)

10:25PM
0.18
10:35AM
0.17

11:07PM
0.19
11:20AM
0.18

11:54PM
0.20

12:15PM
0.18
12:50AM
0.19

12:44PM
0.21
1:20AM
0.22

1:30PM
0.24
2:07AM
0.24

partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
Summary
some cloudsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrssome clouds
Rain (mm)
-1-------------314-
High °C
88998998910911121113121315
Low °C
878878888989111112121213
Chill °C (?)
3466588789810111111101115
Sunrise
--7:39--7:41--7:43--7:41--7:41--7:45
Sunset
5:02--5:01--5:01--5:00--5:00--5:00--
Swell1 (m) & direction
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-
3.5

SE
3.0

SE
3.0

SE
2.3

SE
2.1

SE
2.2

SE
2.1

SE
2.0

SE
1.8

SE
1.7

SE
1.8

SE
1.9

SE
2.1

ESE
1.5

SE
1.4

ESE
1.9

E
Period (s)--1313131313131312121111121211118
Swell2 (m) & direction
-

-
0.1

S
0.2

S
0.1

S
0.8

S
0.7

S
0.7

S
0.7

S
0.5

S
0.1

S
0.1

SW
0.1

SW
0.1

SW
0.1

SW
0.1

SW

-
1.0

SE
Period (s)--22151910101099141515141312-10
Wind waves (m) & direction
4.0

S
3.0

S
4.0

SSE
1.6

SSW
1.0

S

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-

-

-

-

-
0.7

ENE
0.9

ENE
1.0

ENE
1.4

E
1.4

E

-
2.3

ENE
Period (s)1010131010------44466-8


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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