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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
MangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuClarence riverClarence riverClarence riverMangamaunuKekerenguWaipapa bayMangamaunuKekerenguMangamaunuKekerenguMangamaunuOaroMangamaunuMangamaunuWaipapa bay
Rating0
0
0
3
3
3
2
3
2
1
1
0
1
0
3
2
0
1
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.3

S
0.3

SSW
1.1

S
1.6

SSE
1.7

SSE
1.6

SE
1.2

ESE
1.4

SE
1.1

ESE
0.9

ESE
1.0

ESE
0.5

S
0.5

SSW
0.6

E
1.9

SSW
1.2

S
0.6

E
0.9

E
Period(s) (?)912577778877121166676
Energy(?)14296221928622711621515194997169252931083267
Wind
(km/h)
10 WNW10
15 S15
20 S20
15 SSE15
15 SSE15
15 S15
5 SSW5
5 NNE5
20 ENE20
10 E10
10 E10
25 NE25
15 NNW15
30 SSW30
20 SSW20
10 SSW10
10 E10
20 ENE20
Wind State(?)cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
ononcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
oncross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
2:19AM
1.39

2:37PM
1.40
3:06AM
1.45

3:27PM
1.60
3:56AM
1.53

4:24PM
1.42

4:53AM
1.56
5:17PM
1.46

5:47AM
1.63
6:12PM
1.49

6:34AM
1.74
6:59PM
1.57
Low Tide
/ height (m)

8:29AM
0.28

8:51PM
0.22
9:19AM
0.23

9:38PM
0.16
10:10AM
0.17

10:34PM
0.12
11:11AM
0.12

11:26PM
0.07
12:05PM
0.07

12:13AM
0.01
12:53PM
0.01

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partially cloudy
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moderate rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
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partially cloudy
clear
clear
Summary
rain shwrslight rainheavy rainheavy rainlight rainrain shwrssome cloudsclearrain shwrsmod. rainsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudsclearclear
Rain (mm)
75151522--58---82---
High °C
231613131313121616151518161514131717
Low °C
171413121212121415141517151313121517
Chill °C (?)
231511111111111515141518151313121616
Sunrise
-5:43--5:43--5:43--5:43--5:45--5:46-
Sunset
--9:00--8:59--9:00--9:00--9:04--9:00
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.4

NNE
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.1

S
1.5

SSE
1.0

ESE
1.2

ESE
1.4

SE
1.1

ESE
0.9

ESE
0.5

S
0.5

S
0.7

ESE
0.6

E
0.3

ENE
1.2

S
0.6

S
0.5

S
Period (s)61211147678871012667666
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.3

S
0.2

NNE
0.1

NE
0.1

NE
0.1

S
0.9

SSE
0.7

S
0.7

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.2

ENE
0.6

ESE
0.5

SSW
0.2

ENE
0.2

ENE
0.4

ENE
0.6

E
0.1

E
Period (s)955813789889611997713
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.3

SW
0.5

S
1.1

S
1.6

SSE
1.7

SSE
1.6

SE

-

-

-

-
1.0

ESE
1.1

ENE
0.9

N
1.3

S
1.9

SSW

-

-
0.9

E
Period (s)435777----74456--6


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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