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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
KekerenguKekerenguKekerenguClarence riverKekerenguClarence riverKekerenguMangamaunuBlue duck streamMangamaunuMangamaunuBlue duck streamAirport rights 1Waipapa bayAirport rights 1Waipapa bayKekerenguHoughton bay
Rating5
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4
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6
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4
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
5.0

SSW
5.0

S
4.5

S
3.5

S
4.0

SSE
3.5

SE
3.5

SE
2.5

SE
2.3

SE
2.2

SE
2.0

SE
1.9

SE
1.5

SE
1.6

SE
1.3

SE
1.6

SE
2.1

ESE
1.4

SE
Period(s) (?)101010101313131313131212121111121111
Energy(?)5394525241512228563634053457200018061545120710315836524297101045503
Wind
(km/h)
35 SSW35
45 S45
40 S40
30 SW30
25 SSW25
20 SSW20
15 SSW15
10 SW10
10 SSE10
5 SW5
0 NE0
10 ENE10
5 ENE5
15 NNE15
0 NNE0
20 NNE20
10 NE10
15 E15
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
offglassoffcross-
on
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

3:43AM
1.38
4:10PM
1.43

4:32AM
1.35
4:52PM
1.48

5:21AM
1.33
5:38PM
1.48

6:00AM
1.36

6:32PM
1.43
6:46AM
1.35

7:17PM
1.43
7:42AM
1.29

Low Tide
/ height (m)
9:27PM
0.17
9:55AM
0.14

10:25PM
0.18
10:42AM
0.16

11:14PM
0.18
11:28AM
0.17

11:54PM
0.20

12:05PM
0.20
12:50AM
0.19

12:52PM
0.21
1:36AM
0.20

1:45PM
0.21
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
Summary
rain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudsrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclear
Rain (mm)
41-1--------------
High °C
99989989989991112101214
Low °C
7887887887898911101012
Chill °C (?)
555466588787891271013
Sunrise
-7:37--7:39--7:41--7:43--7:43--7:41-
Sunset
--5:02--5:01--5:01--5:00--5:00--4:59
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.4

ESE
0.3

ESE

-

-
3.5

SE
3.5

SE
3.5

SE
2.5

SE
2.3

SE
2.2

SE
2.0

SE
1.9

SE
1.5

SE
1.6

SE
1.3

SE
1.6

SE
2.1

ESE
1.4

SE
Period (s)1112--1313131313131212121111121111
Swell2 (m) & direction
-

-

-

-
0.1

S
0.2

S
0.9

S
0.8

S
0.8

S
0.7

S
0.6

S
0.5

S
0.3

S
0.1

S
0.4

S
0.1

SW
0.1

SW

-
Period (s)----2215101010109991581413-
Wind waves (m) & direction
5.0

SSW
5.0

S
4.5

S
3.5

S
4.0

SSE
1.5

SSW

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
1.5

ENE

-
Period (s)101010101310----------5-


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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