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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
Waipapa bayAirport rights 1Clarence riverAirport rights 1Airport rights 1MangamaunuClarence riverMangamaunuBlue duck streamMangamaunuKekerenguClarence riverWaipapa bayKekerenguOaroMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunu
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.8

S
1.5

S
1.7

SSE
1.4

SSE
1.1

SSE
1.3

E
1.2

E
1.2

E
1.0

E
1.5

E
1.4

ESE
1.3

E
1.3

E
1.1

E
0.7

E
0.7

E
0.9

E
1.5

E
Period(s) (?)11111010991099888899999
Energy(?)8345265733482032932602141452912512032071947676142380
Wind
(km/h)
25 NE25
5 NNE5
5 SSE5
5 NNW5
5 NE5
5 SSE5
20 SSE20
10 SSW10
10 SSE10
15 ESE15
10 ESE10
15 E15
15 ENE15
10 E10
10 E10
10 ESE10
10 ESE10
10 E10
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
on
High Tide
/ height (m)

3:35AM
1.57

3:58PM
1.58

4:28AM
1.48
4:56PM
1.41

5:17AM
1.66
5:48PM
1.61

6:10AM
1.71
6:30PM
1.50

6:57AM
1.65

7:31PM
1.47
7:51AM
1.69
Low Tide
/ height (m)

9:20PM
0.72
9:42AM
0.73

10:13PM
0.20
10:40AM
0.20

11:08PM
0.73
11:36AM
0.71

12:05AM
0.71
12:35PM
0.67

12:38AM
0.08

1:24PM
0.08
1:39AM
0.06

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partially cloudy
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rain showers
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clear
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light rain
moderate rain
light rain
partially cloudy
light rain
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light rain
Summary
some cloudsrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearrain shwrsclearclearrain shwrslight rainmod. rainlight rainsome cloudslight rainheavy rainlight rain
Rain (mm)
-3-----2--2374-5255
High °C
121213151315151315161414141414141514
Low °C
121012141114141314151414141414141414
Chill °C (?)
101112151214141215151413131313131413
Sunrise
--5:48--5:48--5:47--5:46--5:46--5:45
Sunset
8:30--8:25--8:32--8:35--8:36--8:37--
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.8

S
1.5

S
1.7

SSE
1.4

SSE
1.1

SSE
1.3

E
1.2

E
1.2

E
1.0

E
1.2

E
1.4

ESE
0.1

SW
1.2

E
1.1

E
0.7

E
0.7

E
0.9

E
1.4

E
Period (s)111110109910998812899969
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.6

E
0.4

ESE
1.4

E
0.3

ESE
0.3

ESE
1.2

SE
1.1

SE
1.1

SE
0.9

SE
0.6

SE
0.1

S

-

-
0.1

SW

-
0.1

E
0.9

E
0.1

SW
Period (s)1210109109888812--11-16913
Wind waves (m) & direction
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-

-

-

-
1.3

SE

-

-
1.5

E

-
1.3

E
1.3

E
0.8

E
0.7

E
0.9

E
1.0

E
1.5

E
Period (s)------8--8-8845559


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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reef and point
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beach and reef
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