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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
MangamaunuMangamaunuKekerenguKekerenguKekerenguWaipapa bayBlue duck streamMangamaunuAirport rights 1MangamaunuMangamaunuAirport rights 1Whale watch reefMangamaunuTahunanuiTahunanuiTahunanuiOaro
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.7

S
1.4

S
1.5

S
1.1

S
0.7

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

SSE
0.6

SSE
1.9

N
0.6

NE
1.5

NW
1.5

NW
1.9

NW
1.6

S
Period(s) (?)141212111010101010999666666
Energy(?)11636006702891006568686861656629725136143293152
Wind
(km/h)
5 W5
10 E10
15 NE15
5 NW5
5 NNE5
15 ENE15
10 N10
5 ESE5
10 NW10
5 WNW5
10 ENE10
25 NNW25
5 NW5
10 E10
10 NW10
10 NNW10
15 NNW15
15 S15
Wind State(?)offoncross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
glassonoffglassoncross-
on
ononcross
High Tide
/ height (m)
2:04AM
1.33

2:34PM
1.33
2:48AM
1.34

3:09PM
1.42
3:45AM
1.27

3:53PM
1.43

4:17AM
1.40
4:53PM
1.34

5:09AM
1.38
5:23PM
1.45

5:47AM
1.47
6:10PM
1.46
Low Tide
/ height (m)

8:10AM
0.29

8:41PM
0.28
8:55AM
0.28

9:36PM
0.26
9:52AM
0.27

10:21PM
0.25
10:25AM
0.24

11:06PM
0.23
11:20AM
0.22

11:35PM
0.20
12:00PM
0.19

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
Summary
clearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrs
Rain (mm)
----------------11
High °C
211921161819191917182116212119161810
Low °C
17181815171918191717191418201915179
Chill °C (?)
21192116181919191718211521211916188
Sunrise
-6:26--6:24--6:24--6:22--6:20--6:22-
Sunset
--7:51--7:52--7:49--7:50--7:58--8:00
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.7

S
1.4

S
1.5

S
1.1

S
0.7

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

SSE
0.6

SSE
1.0

NE
0.6

NE

-

-

-
0.4

NNE
Period (s)14121211101010101099966---7
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.5

NE
0.2

NNE
0.5

N
0.2

SSE
0.4

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.1

SW
0.6

NNE

-
0.4

NE
0.2

SSE
0.1

S
0.4

SSE
0.3

SSE

-

-

-
0.1

S
Period (s)655101413145-3121798---13
Wind waves (m) & direction
-
0.4

WSW
0.8

N
1.0

N
0.6

N
0.3

NE
0.8

NNE
1.1

N
0.5

N
0.5

NNE
0.3

NE
1.1

N
1.9

N

-
1.5

NW
1.5

NW
1.9

NW
1.6

S
Period (s)-356544544346-6666


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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