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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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Best forecast wave conditions in Kaikoura and Marlborough
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Rating5
5
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5
5
5
5
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5
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3
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2
2
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.5

E
3.0

E
3.0

E
3.0

E
3.0

E
2.5

E
2.3

E
2.2

E
2.3

E
2.3

E
2.2

E
1.9

E
1.7

E
1.5

E
1.2

E
0.9

ESE
0.8

ESE
0.7

E
Period(s) (?)121314141414131314151514141313121211
Energy(?)1985267235003996336126471821168420382289208914631047782461244186127
Wind
(km/h)
10 W10
5 NE5
5 N5
5 NW5
0 SE0
5 W5
5 NW5
5 E5
5 WNW5
5 NW5
5 E5
5 NW5
5 WNW5
0 NNE0
10 NW10
5 WNW5
10 SSE10
5 N5
Wind State(?)offglasscross-
off
glassglassglassglassoncross-
off
glassglassglassglassglasscross-
off
offcross-
on
glass
High Tide
/ height (m)
10:12AM
1.31

10:31PM
1.36
10:57AM
1.32

11:15PM
1.34
11:42AM
1.34

12:00AM
1.34

12:28PM
1.38
12:47AM
1.36

1:16PM
1.44
1:36AM
1.39

2:05PM
1.52
2:26AM
1.43
Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:18PM
0.33

4:46AM
0.31
5:05PM
0.34

5:29AM
0.30
5:52PM
0.33

6:13AM
0.28

6:40PM
0.30
6:58AM
0.25

7:30PM
0.26
7:46AM
0.19

8:21PM
0.20
moderate rain
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
Summary
mod. rainrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudscloudysome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudsclear
Rain (mm)
101----------------
High °C
101110131311131312131313141413141211
Low °C
91110111110111211111212121413141111
Chill °C (?)
9119131311131312131313141412141111
Sunrise
7:43--7:41--7:41--7:39--7:39--7:37--
Sunset
-5:19--5:20--5:21--5:22--5:22--5:23-
Swell1 (m) & direction
2.5

E
3.0

E
3.0

E
3.0

E
3.0

E
2.5

E
2.3

E
2.2

E
2.3

E
2.3

E
2.2

E
1.9

E
1.7

E
1.5

E
1.2

E
0.9

ESE
0.8

ESE
0.7

E
Period (s)121314141414131314151514141313121211
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.1

SW
0.1

SW
0.2

SSW
0.2

S
0.2

SSW
0.1

SW
0.1

S
0.1

S
0.1

SW
0.1

SW
0.7

N
0.1

SW
0.2

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.6

NNE
0.5

ENE
0.4

ENE
0.2

SSW
Period (s)16142019181716151514516161667710
Wind waves (m) & direction
-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
1.0

N
1.6

N
1.3

N
0.4

SW

-
Period (s)-------------5663-


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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reef and point
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point
beach and reef
beach
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beach and reef
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