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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 riverMangamaunuBlue duck streamMangamaunuMangamaunuKekerenguMangamaunuKekerenguKekerenguMangamaunuMangamaunuHoughton bayMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuAirport rights 1Blue duck streamTahunanui
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.5

E
1.6

E
1.3

E
1.1

E
0.7

E
0.8

ESE
0.7

E
0.6

E
0.9

E
1.2

SSE
1.0

S
1.0

S
0.4

ESE
0.4

ESE
1.0

SSE
0.8

SSE
1.4

NE
2.0

NNW
Period(s) (?)121298111010101055699101068
Energy(?)617666251165110144102711516451622626198107144524
Wind
(km/h)
30 SW30
20 SSW20
10 N10
10 NW10
10 NNW10
20 NNW20
10 SW10
10 ESE10
15 E15
25 S25
20 SSW20
15 S15
10 NNW10
10 ENE10
20 NNW20
30 NNE30
15 N15
15 N15
Wind State(?)offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
ononcrosscross-
off
oncross-
off
oncross-
off
offcross-
off
on
High Tide
/ height (m)


8:15PM
1.68
8:44AM
1.59

9:04PM
1.65
9:41AM
1.56

10:00PM
1.58
10:30AM
1.56

10:54PM
1.50
11:24AM
1.52

11:46PM
1.44

12:15PM
1.49
12:37AM
1.39
Low Tide
/ height (m)

1:58PM
-0.04
2:32AM
-0.01

2:49PM
0.01

3:27AM
0.03
3:47PM
0.08

4:14AM
0.08
4:43PM
0.14

5:07AM
0.14
5:38PM
0.19

6:08AM
0.16

6:30PM
0.23
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
rain showers
heavy rain
light rain
cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
light rain
partially cloudy
rain showers
Summary
some cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearrain shwrsheavy rainlight raincloudyclearclearclearsome cloudslight rainsome cloudsrain shwrs
Rain (mm)
-------1234-----2-4
High °C
111111161712111110889111210131412
Low °C
101011131511111098888129111211
Chill °C (?)
8810161710101085561111810139
Sunrise
7:16--7:16--7:13--7:13--7:11--7:05--
Sunset
-5:40--5:42--5:43--5:44--5:45--5:45-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.5

E
1.6

E
1.3

E
1.1

E
0.9

ESE
0.8

ESE
0.7

E
0.6

E
0.4

S
0.4

ESE
0.4

ESE
1.0

S
0.5

SSE
0.5

SSE
1.0

SSE
0.8

SSE
0.6

SSE
0.1

S
Period (s)121298810101051010666101099
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.1

NE
0.1

NE
0.9

E
0.8

E
0.7

E
0.1

SW
0.2

NNE
0.2

N
0.1

SW
0.1

SW
0.1

SW
0.2

ESE
0.4

ESE
0.4

ESE
0.3

ESE
0.1

E
0.6

E

-
Period (s)13131111111565161616999987-
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.6

SW
1.2

SSW

-
0.7

N
1.4

N
1.4

N
0.8

SW
0.7

SSW
0.9

E
1.2

SSE
1.0

S
1.0

S
0.1

NE
0.3

NE
1.0

NNE
1.5

N
1.4

NE
2.0

NNW
Period (s)65-4554510555226568


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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point/Rivermouth
reef and point
point
point
beach and reef
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beach
beach
beach
beach and reef
beach