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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
MangamaunuBlue duck streamMangamaunuTahunanuiTahunanuiTahunanuiMangamaunuTahunanuiMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuTahunanuiRobin hood bayMangamaunuKekerenguMangamaunuClarence riverClarence river
Rating2
1
0
3
2
1
3
4
3
0
2
3
4
5
5
4
10
10
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.8

SSW
0.7

SSW
0.5

S
2.3

NW
1.5

NW
0.6

NW
1.6

SSW
1.6

NW
1.1

SSW
0.5

S
0.9

SSW
0.9

NW
2.5

SSW
2.5

S
2.2

S
2.2

S
5.0

SSW
5.0

SSW
Period(s) (?)999891610161211101781010101414
Energy(?)11884417603261984811333373611695056991345104693293078827
Wind
(km/h)
10 W10
20 N20
25 N25
15 WSW15
15 WSW15
15 SW15
5 W5
10 N10
30 WNW30
35 W35
10 WNW10
10 SSW10
10 WSW10
10 NNW10
15 NW15
15 SW15
10 SSW10
20 SSW20
Wind State(?)offcross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassonoffoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
10:07PM
1.72
10:37AM
1.57

11:03PM
1.69
11:33AM
1.56

12:00AM
1.65

5:48PM
3.50

6:29AM
3.64

6:49PM
3.61
7:23AM
3.77

7:45PM
3.75

3:08PM
1.53
Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:26AM
0.01
4:45PM
0.04

5:23AM
0.03
5:43PM
0.06

6:19AM
0.05

12:07AM
1.21

12:43PM
0.99
1:07AM
1.08

1:32PM
0.89
1:55AM
0.95
8:53AM
0.12

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partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
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clear
clear
clear
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clear
Summary
some cloudssome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudsclearrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
---10---12--2------
High °C
11151513101291413910971215121112
Low °C
1012159910910109986912101011
Chill °C (?)
11141311810712115874111410910
Sunrise
-7:35--7:35--7:35--7:37--7:39--7:37-
Sunset
--5:07--5:10--5:06--5:09--5:04--5:02
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.8

SSW
0.7

SSW
0.5

S

-
1.5

NW
1.2

NNW
1.6

SSW

-
1.1

SSW
0.5

S
0.9

SSW
1.4

NW

-
2.5

S
2.2

S
0.2

E
3.5

S
3.5

S
Period (s)999-9810-1211109-1010121414
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.4

SSE
0.4

S
0.3

S

-

-
0.6

NW
0.2

ENE

-

-
0.1

SW
0.1

SW
0.9

NW

-
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.1

S
0.3

E
0.3

ESE
Period (s)121110--169--161517-1616181214
Wind waves (m) & direction
-

-

-
2.3

NW

-

-

-
1.6

NW

-

-

-

-
2.5

SSW

-

-
2.2

S
5.0

SSW
5.0

SSW
Period (s)---8---16----8--101414


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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