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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.

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Kaikoura and Marlborough Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in Kaikoura and Marlborough
MangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuAirport rights 1KekerenguMangamaunuMangamaunuBlue duck streamTahunanuiMangamaunuClarence riverClarence riverMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuBreaker bay
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.7

S
1.5

S
1.4

S
1.6

S
1.4

S
1.4

S
1.4

S
1.0

S
0.8

S
1.8

NW
2.1

S
2.3

S
1.8

S
2.5

S
2.0

S
1.8

SSE
1.6

S
1.3

SSE
Period(s) (?)991012121214121177871212121211
Energy(?)51636434766652653774727615534041465030221191048944699430
Wind
(km/h)
5 SE5
10 SE10
5 NE5
5 ENE5
15 NNW15
15 NNW15
5 WNW5
5 NE5
15 N15
10 SSW10
30 SSW30
35 SSW35
30 SW30
25 S25
10 SW10
5 SSE5
15 E15
10 E10
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
off
cross-
off
offglasscross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
11:24AM
1.46

11:54PM
1.52
12:18PM
1.48

12:48AM
1.57

1:14PM
1.50
1:44AM
1.63

2:18PM
1.65
2:43AM
1.77

3:19PM
1.46
3:38AM
1.72

4:04PM
1.60

Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:51PM
0.13

6:09AM
0.17
6:31PM
0.13

7:06AM
0.13

7:25PM
0.08
8:06AM
0.48

8:27PM
0.47
8:59AM
0.05

9:19PM
-0.00
9:57AM
0.02

10:15PM
-0.04
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudslight rainmod. rainrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
---------461------
High °C
181717192018252721181414141512151615
Low °C
171716181917222619161412131412141513
Chill °C (?)
181717192018252721181212121311151514
Sunrise
6:56--6:58--6:58--7:03--7:01--7:03--
Sunset
-8:17--8:10--8:15--8:14--8:12--8:09-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.7

S
1.5

S
1.4

S
1.6

S
1.4

S
1.4

S
1.4

S

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-
1.8

NW
0.3

NE
0.3

S
0.9

S
2.3

S
2.0

S
1.8

SSE
1.6

S
1.3

SSE
Period (s)991012121214--7912131212121211
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.2

ENE
0.2

ENE
0.2

ENE
0.3

ENE

-
1.0

S

-
1.0

S
0.8

S

-
0.4

NE
0.2

SSE
0.8

S
0.2

ENE
0.2

ENE
0.7

ESE
0.7

E
0.5

ESE
Period (s)881110-14-1211-9131188678
Wind waves (m) & direction
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-

-

-

-
1.3

N

-

-

-

-
2.1

S
2.3

S
1.8

S
2.5

S

-

-

-

-
Period (s)-----5----78712----


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
beach