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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
Clarence riverClarence riverAirport rights 1MangamaunuClarence riverMangamaunuMangamaunuRobin hood bayKekerenguMangamaunuWaipapa bayBlue duck streamMangamaunuAirport rights 1KekerenguMangamaunuWaipapa bayWhale watch reef
Rating2
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5
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1
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2
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.8

SSW
1.5

S
1.3

S
1.8

S
2.1

S
1.7

S
1.4

S
1.1

S
1.1

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.8

SSE
1.4

N
0.8

SSE
1.6

N
Period(s) (?)111010151514131211101010101010696
Energy(?)1644143061472200211636103392956965696768123125100194
Wind
(km/h)
25 SSW25
20 S20
5 E5
0 N0
10 E10
5 NW5
10 ESE10
20 NNW20
10 NW10
10 E10
20 NE20
10 N10
10 ENE10
15 NNW15
20 N20
5 SE5
15 ENE15
5 NW5
Wind State(?)offcross-
off
glassglasscross-
on
glassoncross-
off
cross-
off
oncross-
off
cross-
off
onoffcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
glass
High Tide
/ height (m)
12:59PM
1.40

1:23AM
1.29

1:49PM
1.34
1:56AM
1.51

2:25PM
1.42
2:48AM
1.34

3:14PM
1.38
3:32AM
1.36

3:53PM
1.43

4:31AM
1.29
4:38PM
1.44

Low Tide
/ height (m)


7:16PM
0.27
7:28AM
0.29

7:55PM
0.66
8:02AM
0.72

8:41PM
0.28
8:55AM
0.28

9:24PM
0.26
9:40AM
0.26

10:21PM
0.25
10:40AM
0.25

10:51PM
0.22
partially cloudy
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clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
131410212320191816192019201716202122
Low °C
13129182117181515182017191615202120
Chill °C (?)
11129212320191716192019201615202122
Sunrise
6:30--6:28--6:26--6:24--6:24--6:22--
Sunset
-7:49--7:50--7:50--7:52--7:49--7:55-
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.8

SSW
0.6

S
1.3

S
1.8

S
2.1

S
1.7

S
1.4

S
1.1

S
1.1

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.8

SSE
0.8

SSE
0.8

SSE
0.7

NE
Period (s)1110101515141312111010101010101096
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.6

S
0.1

E
0.1

S
1.1

SSE
0.6

NNE
0.4

NNE
0.2

NNE

-

-
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.1

S
0.2

SSE
0.2

SSE
0.3

SSE
0.6

NE
0.2

SSW
0.5

SE
Period (s)1113199565--1312151313136179
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.9

SSW
1.5

S

-
1.0

N
0.5

NE

-

-
1.4

NNW
1.2

N

-
0.4

NE
0.7

NE
0.8

NE
0.8

N
1.3

N
1.4

N
0.6

NE
1.6

N
Period (s)410-45--56-54545666


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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reef and point
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beach and reef
beach
beach
beach
beach
beach and reef
beach