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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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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.8

N
1.3

NNW
0.3

ENE
1.5

N
3.0

SSE
5.0

NNW
3.5

S
3.0

S
3.0

S
2.5

SSE
2.3

SSE
1.8

SSE
1.3

SSE
1.1

SSE
1.5

S
1.4

S
2.0

S
1.5

S
Period(s) (?)61211781510101011101010911121212
Energy(?)404812421298010746222918501985141010756373121685365351136625
Wind
(km/h)
5 E5
10 N10
15 SSW15
20 ESE20
10 NE10
5 NNW5
25 SW25
25 SSW25
25 SW25
25 SW25
15 SSE15
5 NNE5
20 NNW20
20 NNW20
5 NNE5
0 NE0
10 ENE10
15 N15
Wind State(?)glassoncross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassoffoffoffoffcross-
off
glassoffoffglassglassoncross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)


1:27AM
3.92
8:58AM
1.47

9:20PM
1.42
9:45AM
1.46

2:43AM
3.71
10:56AM
1.58

11:07PM
1.45

3:55PM
3.61
12:03AM
1.67
12:30PM
1.41

12:53AM
1.54
Low Tide
/ height (m)

2:28PM
0.23


3:11PM
0.22
3:31AM
0.22

3:59PM
0.21
8:14PM
0.78
4:46AM
0.60
5:16PM
0.59

9:32AM
1.10


6:20AM
0.14
6:37PM
0.12

clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
heavy rain
moderate rain
rain showers
rain showers
heavy rain
rain showers
clear
clear
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clear
clear
Summary
clearsome cloudsrain shwrsheavy rainmod. rainrain shwrsrain shwrsheavy rainrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
--11309211113---------
High °C
262623182320151413161616191918201918
Low °C
232318182116141312141515181916181818
Chill °C (?)
262623182320141211151515191918201918
Sunrise
6:50--6:56--6:54--6:54--6:54--6:54--
Sunset
-8:24--8:16--8:20--8:19--8:13--8:15-
Swell1 (m) & direction
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0.1

NW

-
1.5

N
1.7

SSE

-
0.7

ENE
0.5

ENE
3.0

S
2.5

SSE
2.3

SSE
1.8

SSE
1.3

SSE
1.1

SSE
1.5

S
1.4

S
2.0

S
1.5

S
Period (s)-14-78-10101011101010911121212
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.4

SW
0.1

NW
0.3

ENE
0.6

N

-

-
0.7

ESE

-
0.4

NE
0.2

ENE
0.7

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.5

S
0.4

SE
0.1

SE
0.3

ENE
0.8

S
Period (s)5141111--8-10911101010981015
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.8

N
1.3

NNW
0.7

S

-
3.0

SSE
5.0

NNW
3.5

S
3.0

S

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
0.9

NE
Period (s)6124-8151010---------4


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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