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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
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.3

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1.4

S
1.0

S
0.8

S
1.6

NW
2.5

SSW
1.8

S
1.7

S
1.7

S
1.7

S
1.5

S
1.2

S
1.0

S
0.7

SSE
1.7

NE
1.7

ENE
1.7

ENE
1.5

ENE
Period(s) (?)11141211778121111111111116788
Energy(?)441758276155240724461749711708566364256130202294314274
Wind
(km/h)
10 NNW10
5 NNW5
5 ESE5
10 NNW10
5 SW5
30 S30
25 SSW25
10 SSW10
10 ESE10
10 ENE10
5 NE5
5 SW5
10 ENE10
10 NE10
15 NE15
20 NNE20
15 N15
5 ESE5
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
ononcross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
offcross-
off
cross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
12:48AM
1.57

1:14PM
1.50
1:44AM
1.63

2:10PM
1.53
2:42AM
1.68

3:08PM
1.57
3:38AM
1.72


9:45PM
3.97
4:41AM
1.69
5:13PM
1.50

5:29AM
1.79
6:03PM
1.58
Low Tide
/ height (m)

7:06AM
0.13

7:25PM
0.08
8:02AM
0.09

8:21PM
0.04
8:59AM
0.05

9:19PM
-0.00
9:57AM
0.02
3:32PM
0.60
3:59AM
0.64
10:58AM
0.01

11:12PM
-0.06
11:45AM
-0.01

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clear
clear
rain showers
light rain
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
rain showers
Summary
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Rain (mm)
---42----------6-5
High °C
212426211816141515151719182122202324
Low °C
192225141816121314151618181921202118
Chill °C (?)
212426211814121514151719182122202324
Sunrise
-6:58--7:03--7:01--7:01--7:01--7:05-
Sunset
--8:15--8:12--8:12--8:05--8:09--8:07
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.3

S
1.4

S
1.0

S

-
1.6

NW

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0.5

S
1.7

S
1.7

S
1.7

S
1.5

S
1.2

S
1.0

S
0.7

SSE
0.5

SSE
0.4

SSE
0.2

SSE
1.5

ENE
Period (s)111412-7-11121111111111111111118
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.9

S

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-
0.8

S
0.1

NW
0.1

NE
0.2

SSE
0.2

SSE
0.1

E
0.1

E
0.2

SSW

-

-

-
0.3

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSE
0.2

SSE
Period (s)14--1113913128810---12111312
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.8

NE

-

-

-

-
2.5

SSW
1.8

S

-

-

-
0.9

E

-

-

-
1.7

NE
1.7

ENE
1.7

ENE
1.3

N
Period (s)5----78---5---6785


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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