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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 riverAirport rights 1MangamaunuClarence riverClarence riverKekerenguKekerenguClarence riverClarence riverClarence riverKekerenguMangamaunuKekerenguMangamaunuMangamaunuBlue duck streamAirport rights 1Blue duck stream
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3
3
4
3
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.9

S
1.5

S
1.0

S
2.3

SSW
3.5

SSW
5.5

SSW
5.5

S
4.0

S
3.5

S
2.5

SSE
3.0

SE
3.0

SE
3.0

SE
2.5

SE
2.3

SE
2.1

SE
1.5

SE
1.4

SE
Period(s) (?)88118911111010101314141313121211
Energy(?)408317244574178575596934304222301567302030053570254917241220614510
Wind
(km/h)
25 SW25
15 NNW15
10 W10
25 SW25
35 SW35
35 SSW35
40 SSW40
35 SSW35
30 SW30
25 SW25
20 SSW20
5 WSW5
5 NW5
10 E10
10 NNE10
10 N10
20 N20
15 N15
Wind State(?)offcross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
offglassoncross-
on
cross-
off
offcross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

2:24PM
1.49
2:45AM
1.47

3:17PM
1.67

3:28AM
1.48
3:57PM
1.53

4:25AM
1.41
4:52PM
1.48

5:12AM
1.38
5:38PM
1.48

6:08AM
1.32

6:32PM
1.43
Low Tide
/ height (m)
9:32AM
0.34

8:35PM
0.15
8:53AM
0.12

9:21PM
0.16
9:41AM
0.14

10:25PM
0.18
10:35AM
0.17

11:07PM
0.19
11:20AM
0.18

12:02AM
0.19

12:15PM
0.18
12:50AM
0.19
partially cloudy
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Summary
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Rain (mm)
--4-32------------
High °C
1112121098987898101010131112
Low °C
9118998887788899111111
Chill °C (?)
10101165454246699912910
Sunrise
7:37--7:37--7:37--7:39--7:39--7:43--
Sunset
-5:02--5:02--5:02--5:01--5:01--5:00-
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.2

SSW
1.5

S
1.3

SSE
0.4

ESE
0.4

ESE
0.3

ESE
0.3

ESE

-

-
2.5

SSE
3.0

SE
3.0

SE
3.0

SE
2.5

SE
2.3

SE
2.1

SE
1.5

SE
1.4

SE
Period (s)178912121212--101314141313121211
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.1

E

-
1.0

S
0.4

ESE

-

-

-

-

-
1.3

SE
0.1

S
1.5

S
1.2

S
0.7

S
0.6

S
0.5

S
0.4

S
0.3

S
Period (s)10-1112-----132011111010999
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.9

S

-

-
2.3

SSW
3.5

SSW
5.5

SSW
5.5

S
4.0

S
3.5

S

-
2.5

SSW

-

-

-

-
0.6

NE

-
1.3

NE
Period (s)8--8911111010-11----4-5


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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