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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
Robin hood bayRobin hood bayKekerenguAirport rights 1KekerenguClarence riverClarence riverKekerenguMangamaunuMangamaunuClarence riverMangamaunuMangamaunuKekerenguKekerenguClarence riverKekerenguAirport rights 1
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.9

S
2.2

S
5.5

SSW
5.5

S
4.5

S
2.4

SSW
1.9

SE
3.5

SE
3.0

SE
2.4

SE
2.1

SE
1.9

SE
1.8

SE
2.0

SE
2.0

SE
1.7

SE
1.8

SE
1.4

SE
Period(s) (?)11710111010141312131312121212111112
Energy(?)8594406143630642341226134739192331182814461100102511441070708743519
Wind
(km/h)
10 S10
15 S15
35 SSW35
45 SSE45
40 S40
30 SW30
25 SW25
20 SSW20
15 SW15
10 SW10
10 S10
10 SSW10
5 W5
5 SSE5
5 WSW5
5 N5
10 E10
10 NE10
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
oncross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
offglassoncross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

3:15PM
1.49

3:36AM
1.44
4:03PM
1.48

4:32AM
1.35
4:59PM
1.43

5:12AM
1.38
5:45PM
1.43

6:00AM
1.36

6:24PM
1.48
6:46AM
1.35

7:10PM
1.47
Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:21AM
0.36

10:56PM
0.40
9:47AM
0.15

10:25PM
0.18
10:42AM
0.16

11:19PM
0.70
11:20AM
0.18

12:02AM
0.19

12:05PM
0.20
12:41AM
0.21

12:52PM
0.21
1:28AM
0.22
cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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Summary
cloudysome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
--63-1------------
High °C
121399989979979109111111
Low °C
10108987787887798101010
Chill °C (?)
1111545466477599810109
Sunrise
7:35--7:33--7:39--7:41--7:43--7:41--
Sunset
-5:05--5:02--5:01--5:01--5:00--5:00-
Swell1 (m) & direction
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0.2

ESE

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-
2.2

SSE
2.4

SSE
3.5

SE
3.0

SE
2.4

SE
2.1

SE
1.9

SE
1.8

SE
2.0

SE
2.0

SE
1.7

SE
1.8

SE
1.4

SE
Period (s)-12---10101312131312121212111112
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.2

ESE

-

-

-

-

-
1.9

SE
0.1

S
1.0

S
0.9

S
0.9

S
0.7

S
0.7

S
0.5

S
0.3

S
0.1

S
0.2

SSW
0.1

S
Period (s)12-----142010101010998171615
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.9

S
2.2

S
5.5

SSW
5.5

S
4.5

S
2.4

SSW
1.6

SSW
1.6

SSW

-
1.3

SSW

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
Period (s)117101110101110-10--------


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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