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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 (?)
1.0

E
1.1

E
1.1

E
1.1

E
1.4

E
0.9

E
0.7

E
0.6

E
0.9

ESE
0.5

E
0.4

E
0.5

S
0.6

S
0.7

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
1.4

N
0.6

S
Period(s) (?)12121211111110101010101413121010613
Energy(?)2993533303054741911067514647291041171377467134128
Wind
(km/h)
5 SSE5
10 E10
10 E10
5 E5
10 ESE10
0 WSW0
15 SSE15
15 SSE15
10 SSW10
10 E10
20 ENE20
10 N10
10 SSE10
10 ENE10
5 NW5
0 SW0
10 NW10
15 WSW15
Wind State(?)glassoncross-
on
ononglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
10:07AM
1.46

10:32PM
1.32
10:52AM
1.43

11:24PM
1.28
11:37AM
1.40

12:03AM
1.30
12:33PM
1.32

12:48AM
1.31

1:05PM
1.38
1:33AM
1.34

1:56PM
1.35
2:25AM
1.35
Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:26PM
0.26

4:35AM
0.29
5:18PM
0.27

5:21AM
0.32
5:55PM
0.29

6:19AM
0.30
6:39PM
0.29

6:53AM
0.33

7:22PM
0.28
7:40AM
0.31

8:11PM
0.25
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rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
light rain
Summary
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Rain (mm)
-22-------------15
High °C
161616171717181815192021222423252320
Low °C
151615161716181714172019222222252112
Chill °C (?)
161616171717181815192021222423252320
Sunrise
5:41--5:41--5:41--5:41--5:43--5:43--
Sunset
-8:55--8:55--8:55--8:58--8:55--8:55-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.0

E
1.1

E
1.1

E
1.1

E
1.4

E
1.0

E
0.8

E
0.7

ESE
0.9

ESE
0.5

E
0.4

E
0.5

S
0.6

S
0.7

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
Period (s)121212111177610101014131210101013
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.7

E
0.8

E
0.9

E
0.9

ESE
0.1

S
0.9

E
0.7

E
0.6

E
0.2

S
0.4

SSE
0.3

SSE
0.3

E
0.6

ENE
0.2

E
0.3

S
0.4

NE
0.3

S
0.4

NNE
Period (s)6666161110101444959125156
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.9

ENE
1.0

E

-
1.1

E

-

-

-
0.5

S

-

-
0.5

ENE
0.9

NE
0.8

N
1.0

N
1.0

N
0.8

W
1.4

N
0.6

WSW
Period (s)66-6---3--34456463


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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reef and point
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beach and reef
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beach and reef
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