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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 (?)
2.5

S
3.0

S
3.0

S
3.5

S
2.2

S
1.8

S
1.5

S
1.5

S
1.7

S
1.4

S
1.8

S
1.5

S
1.3

S
1.0

S
0.7

S
0.6

S
1.8

NNE
1.6

NNW
Period(s) (?)81011111010910121214141211101067
Energy(?)9351714192824691026602380459773517133486850424010678226256
Wind
(km/h)
30 SSW30
25 SW25
25 SW25
20 SSW20
5 NNE5
5 SE5
10 SE10
5 ENE5
5 ESE5
5 SSE5
15 N15
5 W5
5 ESE5
15 NW15
10 NW10
10 NE10
10 NNE10
5 NNW5
Wind State(?)cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
glassononcross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)

10:10PM
1.44
10:42AM
1.43

11:07PM
1.45
11:32AM
1.44

11:59PM
1.49
12:18PM
1.48

12:53AM
1.54

1:23PM
1.64
1:44AM
1.63

2:09PM
2.00
2:42AM
1.68

Low Tide
/ height (m)


4:28AM
0.20
4:54PM
0.18

5:21AM
0.18
5:43PM
0.15

6:09AM
0.17
6:37PM
0.12

7:06AM
0.13

7:25PM
0.08
8:02AM
0.09

8:21PM
0.04
8:59AM
0.05
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
Summary
rain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrs
Rain (mm)
910--------------62
High °C
151315171518181817201924272223252219
Low °C
131113161517171617201822261822241918
Chill °C (?)
131113161518181817201924272223252219
Sunrise
--6:54--6:56--6:58--6:58--7:00--7:05
Sunset
8:21--8:20--8:17--8:10--8:15--8:14--
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.6

ENE
0.4

NE
3.0

S
2.5

S
2.2

S
1.8

S
1.5

S
1.5

S
1.7

S
1.4

S
1.8

S
1.5

S
1.3

S
1.0

S

-
0.6

S
0.6

S

-
Period (s)101011111010910121214141211-1012-
Swell2 (m) & direction
-

-
0.2

ENE
0.2

ENE
0.2

ENE
0.2

ENE
0.1

NE
0.2

ENE
0.3

ENE

-
0.3

ENE
0.6

NE

-

-
0.7

S
0.4

S
0.2

SSE

-
Period (s)--999881110-106--101313-
Wind waves (m) & direction
2.5

S
3.0

S

-
3.5

S

-

-

-

-

-

-
1.1

NE
1.4

N

-

-

-

-
1.8

NNE
1.6

NNW
Period (s)810-11------56----67


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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