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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
Robin hood bayKekerenguKekerenguWaipapa bayBlue duck streamAirport rights 1Airport rights 1Airport rights 1MangamaunuWaipapa bayKekerenguMangamaunuTahunanuiWhale watch reefMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuWaipapa bay
Rating3
3
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1
1
1
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1
1
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2
1
1
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0
0
3
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.1

S
1.1

S
0.7

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

SSE
0.6

SSE
1.2

NE
1.5

N
1.2

N
1.6

NW
1.4

N
0.2

SSE
1.0

S
1.1

SSE
0.7

SSW
Period(s) (?)1211101010101010966667105615
Energy(?)3332891006566686872681121489117818195469228
Wind
(km/h)
20 N20
5 WNW5
5 NE5
15 ENE15
10 N10
10 NNW10
10 WNW10
15 N15
10 NE10
20 NE20
10 NNW10
5 E5
10 NW10
10 WNW10
20 SSW20
15 SSE15
15 E15
15 ENE15
Wind State(?)cross-
off
glassglasscross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crossoncross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

2:48AM
1.34

3:20PM
1.33
3:26AM
1.50

4:06PM
1.33

4:17AM
1.40
4:38PM
1.44

5:01AM
1.43
5:23PM
1.45

5:49AM
1.57
6:17PM
1.57

6:41AM
1.61
Low Tide
/ height (m)

8:41PM
0.28
8:55AM
0.28

9:14PM
0.70
9:52AM
0.27

10:14PM
0.25
10:25AM
0.24

10:51PM
0.22
11:12AM
0.22

11:35PM
0.20
12:06PM
0.73

12:42AM
0.73

clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
moderate rain
moderate rain
moderate rain
light rain
Summary
clearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearrain shwrsmod. rainmod. rainmod. rainlight rain
Rain (mm)
-------------28761
High °C
191718191917181624241823242111101111
Low °C
161517191814181322241621221210101011
Chill °C (?)
19171819191718162424182324219899
Sunrise
--6:24--6:20--6:22--6:20--6:18--6:18
Sunset
7:50--7:52--7:49--7:55--7:58--7:59--
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.1

S
1.1

S
0.7

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

SSE
0.6

SSE
0.5

SSE
0.4

SSE
0.4

NNE

-
0.7

NE
0.2

NNE
0.1

NE
0.9

SSE
0.7

SSW
Period (s)12111010101010109996-765515
Swell2 (m) & direction
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0.2

SSE
0.5

N
0.3

SSW
0.1

SW
0.1

SW
0.1

NW
0.2

SSE
0.2

SSE
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.3

SSE

-
0.3

SE
0.2

SSE
0.1

SE
0.3

SSW
0.2

SSW
Period (s)-1051314133131117168-10109166
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.4

N
1.1

N
0.9

NNW
0.2

ENE
0.6

NNE
0.4

N
0.3

N
0.3

NNW
0.8

NE
1.2

NE
1.5

N
1.2

N
1.6

NW
1.4

N
1.0

SSW
1.0

S
1.1

SSE
0.9

ESE
Period (s)565433335666675565


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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