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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.

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Kaikoura and Marlborough Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in Kaikoura and Marlborough
OaroTahunanuiTahunanuiTahunanuiTahunanuiTahunanuiTahunanuiTahunanuiMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuClarence riverClarence riverClarence riverClarence riverKekerenguMangamaunu
Rating1
1
2
2
1
3
2
1
0
3
1
2
2
3
3
3
4
3
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.7

NNE
2.4

NNW
1.7

NNW
2.5

NW
2.5

NNW
1.7

NNW
1.6

NW
1.5

NW
0.4

SE
0.9

S
0.9

S
0.8

S
2.2

SSW
3.0

SSW
1.8

SSW
1.4

SE
1.9

SSE
1.2

SE
Period(s) (?)687989989121196789910
Energy(?)19569130596797944236731920213198103374851373300541279
Wind
(km/h)
15 NNE15
15 N15
10 N10
15 NNW15
20 NNW20
10 SW10
10 WNW10
15 WNW15
10 W10
15 SW15
25 SSW25
20 SW20
30 SSW30
35 SW35
30 SW30
20 SW20
5 ESE5
5 NNW5
Wind State(?)crossononcross-
on
oncross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffoffglasscross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

4:39PM
3.24


1:04PM
1.46
6:02PM
3.21

1:43PM
1.93
7:19PM
3.34
7:37AM
3.28

8:14PM
3.54
8:27AM
3.42

8:55PM
3.73
9:09AM
3.58

9:30PM
3.89
Low Tide
/ height (m)


11:18PM
1.60
6:46AM
0.22

12:32AM
1.55
7:32AM
0.24

1:31AM
1.43

1:46PM
1.38
2:18AM
1.29

2:36PM
1.20
2:56AM
1.14

3:18PM
1.01

light rain
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Summary
light rainrisk thund- derrisk thund- dersome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearsome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
4716--2-----22-----
High °C
1413111213101213111010910108121311
Low °C
1112111212910119999998101111
Chill °C (?)
131110101110101210776664101310
Sunrise
7:11--7:09--7:07--7:05--7:03--7:01--
Sunset
-5:50--5:51--5:52--5:50--5:50--5:51-
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.4

SSE
0.1

W
0.1

NW
0.1

SE

-
1.7

NNW

-

-
0.4

NE
0.9

S
0.9

S
0.8

S
0.4

SSE
0.1

NE
1.2

SSE
1.4

SE
1.9

SSE
1.2

SE
Period (s)813158-9--612119111099910
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.4

SE

-
0.1

SE

-

-
0.3

NW

-

-
0.4

SE
0.4

ESE
0.4

SE
0.3

ESE
0.2

ESE
0.1

E
0.1

E
0.1

S
0.1

S
0.8

S
Period (s)9-9--14--9109910131018177
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.7

NNE
2.4

NNW
1.7

NNW
2.5

NW
2.5

NNW

-
1.6

NW
1.5

NW
0.2

WSW
0.6

SW
1.1

SSW
1.1

SSW
2.2

SSW
3.0

SSW
1.8

SSW
1.3

SSW
1.6

SSW

-
Period (s)68798-98435567887-


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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