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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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Rating1
1
2
2
3
3
2
3
3
2
2
2
2
0
0
0
0
1
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.8

S
0.7

S
0.7

E
0.7

ENE
1.0

E
1.1

E
1.1

E
1.1

E
1.0

E
0.9

E
0.7

E
0.7

E
0.7

E
0.5

E
0.4

E
0.3

E
0.3

E
0.4

SSW
Period(s) (?)88111012121211111110101010109914
Energy(?)90691141122993533303052441911061021004729151465
Wind
(km/h)
0 NE0
15 NNW15
10 SE10
0 S0
5 E5
10 E10
15 E15
10 E10
10 E10
5 E5
10 SSE10
10 SE10
0 WSW0
5 SE5
15 E15
10 NNE10
10 ESE10
20 ENE20
Wind State(?)glassoffcross-
on
glassonononononglasscross-
on
onglasscross-
on
oncrosscross-
on
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

9:21AM
1.49

9:45PM
1.34
10:15AM
1.56

10:46PM
1.26
10:52AM
1.43

11:18PM
1.30
11:37AM
1.40

12:03AM
1.30
12:21PM
1.39

12:54AM
1.28

1:05PM
1.38
Low Tide
/ height (m)
3:02AM
0.24

3:40PM
0.24
3:49AM
0.27

4:26PM
0.26

4:35AM
0.29
5:11PM
0.28

5:21AM
0.32
5:55PM
0.29

6:07AM
0.33
6:39PM
0.29

6:51AM
0.35

rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Summary
rain shwrsclearsome cloudsrain shwrslight rainrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
9--105143----------
High °C
161816161515161616161817162020202121
Low °C
151716151515151516151717151920192021
Chill °C (?)
161816161515161616161817162020202121
Sunrise
-5:41--5:41--5:41--5:41--5:41--5:43-
Sunset
--8:52--8:55--8:55--8:57--8:58--8:58
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.0

E
0.7

S
0.7

E
0.7

ENE
1.0

E
1.1

E
1.1

E
1.1

E
1.0

E
0.9

E
0.8

E
0.7

E
0.7

E
0.5

E
0.4

E
0.3

E
0.3

E
0.4

SSW
Period (s)5811101212121177661010109914
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.8

S
0.1

E
0.7

S
0.6

SSE
0.6

E
0.7

E
0.3

S
1.0

E
1.0

E
0.9

E
0.7

E
0.7

E
0.2

S
0.3

E
0.3

E
0.1

S
0.2

ENE
0.2

E
Period (s)88885576111110107551039
Wind waves (m) & direction
-
0.3

NNW

-

-
0.8

E
0.9

E
0.9

E
1.2

E
1.2

E

-

-

-

-

-
0.2

E
0.4

ENE
0.4

NE
0.4

ENE
Period (s)-3--56667-----2333


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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