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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
MangamaunuKekerenguKekerenguKekerenguWaipapa bayBlue duck streamMangamaunuAirport rights 1MangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuWhale watch reefMangamaunuMangamaunuWhale watch reefTahunanuiTahunanuiMangamaunu
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.4

S
1.5

S
1.1

S
0.7

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
1.2

N
1.1

NE
2.0

N
0.4

ENE
0.6

NE
1.6

N
1.6

NNW
1.4

NW
0.7

ESE
Period(s) (?)12121110101010109557567664
Energy(?)6006702891006568686863675536693222917716218
Wind
(km/h)
10 E10
15 NE15
5 NW5
5 NE5
15 ENE15
10 N10
10 NE10
10 NW10
10 NNW10
5 E5
20 NE20
5 NW5
5 ESE5
10 ESE10
10 NNW10
10 NNW10
10 WSW10
5 E5
Wind State(?)oncross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
oncross-
on
glasscross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
glass
High Tide
/ height (m)

2:25PM
1.42
2:48AM
1.34

3:20PM
1.33
3:32AM
1.36

4:06PM
1.33

4:31AM
1.29
4:53PM
1.34

5:01AM
1.43
5:23PM
1.45

5:47AM
1.47
6:10PM
1.46

Low Tide
/ height (m)


8:41PM
0.28
9:05AM
0.28

9:24PM
0.26
9:40AM
0.26

10:07PM
0.25
10:40AM
0.25

10:58PM
0.23
11:12AM
0.22

11:35PM
0.20
12:00PM
0.19

12:20AM
0.18
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clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
192016181919221719222323212322182012
Low °C
181815171918211718192319212220161811
Chill °C (?)
192016181919221719222323212322182011
Sunrise
6:26--6:24--6:24--6:22--6:20--6:22--
Sunset
-7:51--7:52--7:49--7:55--7:57--7:59-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.4

S
1.5

S
1.1

S
0.7

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

SSE
0.5

SSE
1.0

NE
0.5

NNE
0.2

SSE
0.7

NNE

-
1.2

NW
0.6

ESE
Period (s)121211101010101099977117-64
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.2

NNE
0.5

N

-
0.4

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.1

SW
0.1

S
0.3

NW
0.3

SSE
0.6

NE
0.2

SSW
0.4

SSE
0.4

ENE
0.2

SSE
0.2

SSE

-
0.1

NW
0.3

SSW
Period (s)55-1413141341251795810-145
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.4

WSW
0.7

N
0.9

N
0.6

N
0.3

NE
0.7

NE
0.9

NE
0.6

N
0.8

NE
1.2

N
1.1

NE
2.0

N
0.3

W
0.6

NE
1.6

N
1.6

NNW
1.4

NW
0.7

ESE
Period (s)356444545557367664


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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