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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
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2
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2
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0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
2
3
1
2
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.4

E
1.1

E
0.7

E
1.6

N
0.7

E
0.6

E
0.5

E
1.4

S
0.5

E
0.4

ESE
0.4

ESE
1.3

N
0.4

SSE
0.4

SSE
1.1

NE
1.9

NNW
1.6

NW
1.3

NW
Period(s) (?)981161010105109959107888
Energy(?)2901651101751027348104462826833336118425299216
Wind
(km/h)
10 N10
10 WNW10
5 NNW5
15 NNW15
10 SW10
10 SSE10
10 SSE10
25 SSW25
10 S10
10 NNW10
10 NW10
5 NE5
20 NNW20
25 NNE25
15 NW15
10 NNW10
5 W5
15 WSW15
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

8:37AM
1.64

9:04PM
1.65
9:34AM
1.60

10:00PM
1.58
10:30AM
1.56

10:54PM
1.50
11:24AM
1.52

11:46PM
1.44

12:15PM
1.49
12:37AM
1.39

1:04PM
1.46
Low Tide
/ height (m)
2:25AM
-0.02

2:49PM
0.01

3:20AM
0.03
3:47PM
0.08

4:14AM
0.08
4:43PM
0.14

5:07AM
0.14
5:38PM
0.19

6:03AM
0.18

6:30PM
0.23
6:46AM
0.22

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partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
heavy rain
cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
Summary
clearsome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsheavy raincloudyclearclearclearclearsome cloudsrain shwrsclearsome cloudsclearclear
Rain (mm)
---12329------2----
High °C
1216171312111010981214121314111111
Low °C
11131512121089989131012128910
Chill °C (?)
11161712111097761214911131099
Sunrise
-7:16--7:13--7:11--7:11--7:09--7:09-
Sunset
--5:42--5:43--5:44--5:45--5:46--5:51
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.4

E
1.1

E
0.9

ESE
0.6

E
0.7

E
0.6

E
0.5

E
0.5

E
0.8

S
0.5

SSE
0.4

SSE
0.4

SSE
0.4

SSE
0.4

SSE
1.1

NE
0.1

SE
1.3

NNW
1.1

NW
Period (s)9881010101010556691071088
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.9

E
0.8

E
0.7

E
0.6

NNE
0.4

NE
0.1

NE
0.2

ENE
0.1

SW
0.5

E
0.4

ESE
0.4

ESE
0.4

NE
0.2

E
0.1

SW
0.4

SSE

-
0.3

NW
0.3

NW
Period (s)1111116659161099591111-1515
Wind waves (m) & direction
-
0.8

N
1.1

N
1.6

N
0.6

SW
0.5

SSW
0.5

S
1.4

S
0.9

S
0.2

NNE
0.3

NE
1.3

N
1.1

NNE
2.4

NNE
2.5

N
1.9

NNW
1.6

NW
1.3

NW
Period (s)-55634455245767888


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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reef and point
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beach and reef
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beach
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beach and reef
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