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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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Rating2
3
2
2
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4
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0
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3
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5
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5
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.8

SSW
1.8

NW
0.8

NW
2.2

SSW
3.0

S
1.9

SSE
1.8

S
2.3

SSW
2.4

S
5.5

SSW
6.0

S
4.0

S
3.5

SSE
3.0

S
2.4

SSE
2.5

SE
2.2

SE
1.9

SE
Period(s) (?)119177991189111110101010131212
Energy(?)1564753504581303653743669848703782593536236720741108231914741031
Wind
(km/h)
20 WNW20
5 SW5
5 SSW5
35 SSW35
20 WSW20
25 NNW25
20 SW20
30 SW30
15 S15
40 SSW40
50 S50
45 SSW45
30 SSW30
25 SW25
15 SSW15
5 W5
0 N0
10 ENE10
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
glassoffcross-
off
offoffoffcross-
on
cross-
off
oncross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
glassglasson
High Tide
/ height (m)
12:55AM
1.61

1:26PM
1.54
1:59AM
1.47
7:23AM
3.77

7:45PM
3.75
8:09AM
3.88


3:36AM
1.44
4:03PM
1.48

4:17AM
1.45
4:57PM
1.67

5:05AM
1.42
5:38PM
1.48
Low Tide
/ height (m)

7:12AM
0.07

7:45PM
0.12

1:32PM
0.89
1:55AM
0.95

2:16PM
0.81
9:27PM
0.17
9:47AM
0.15

10:11PM
0.18
10:27AM
0.16

11:14PM
0.18
11:12AM
0.18

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partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
Summary
clearsome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrslight rainsome cloudsclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
---2-----3115-----
High °C
1110119101312911898898899
Low °C
98108811889798788888
Chill °C (?)
91011510111059443466788
Sunrise
-7:37--7:39--7:37--7:33--7:39--7:41-
Sunset
--5:09--5:02--5:05--5:02--5:01--5:01
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.8

SSW
1.4

NW
1.2

NNW
0.3

SSW
2.4

S
1.9

SSE
0.3

E
0.4

ESE
0.2

ESE
0.4

ESE

-

-
0.1

S
3.0

SSE
2.4

SSE
2.5

SE
2.2

SE
1.9

SE
Period (s)1189189912121211--231010131212
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.1

NE
0.8

NW
0.8

NW
0.1

E
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.3

E
0.4

ESE
0.1

E

-

-

-

-
0.1

S
1.0

SE
0.9

S
0.8

S
0.7

S
Period (s)6161791716121211----2213101010
Wind waves (m) & direction
-
1.8

NW

-
2.2

SSW
3.0

S

-
1.8

S
2.3

SSW
2.4

S
5.5

SSW
6.0

S
4.0

S
3.5

SSE
3.0

S

-

-

-

-
Period (s)-9-79-11891111101010----


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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