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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
MangamaunuClarence riverMangamaunuMangamaunuKekerenguKekerenguKekerenguWaipapa bayKekerenguMangamaunuAirport rights 1KekerenguMangamaunuWaipapa bayWhale watch reefWhale watch reefMangamaunuMangamaunu
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.7

S
2.1

S
1.7

S
1.4

S
1.5

S
1.1

S
0.7

S
0.6

S
0.7

S
0.7

S
0.6

S
0.8

SSE
0.7

SSE
0.6

SSE
1.8

N
1.3

N
0.6

NE
0.3

SE
Period(s) (?)1515141212111010101010109976610
Energy(?)13102002116360067028410065100947012090682861392615
Wind
(km/h)
0 N0
10 E10
5 W5
10 E10
15 NE15
5 WNW5
5 NE5
15 ENE15
15 N15
5 ENE5
5 W5
10 N10
5 NE5
20 NE20
10 NW10
5 NNW5
10 NE10
15 NNW15
Wind State(?)glasscross-
on
glassoncross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
onglasscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

1:40PM
1.42
2:09AM
1.29

2:25PM
1.42
2:48AM
1.34

3:20PM
1.33
3:32AM
1.36

4:06PM
1.33

4:17AM
1.40
4:53PM
1.34

5:01AM
1.43
5:40PM
1.35

Low Tide
/ height (m)


8:02PM
0.28
8:10AM
0.29

8:41PM
0.28
9:05AM
0.28

9:24PM
0.26
9:40AM
0.26

10:07PM
0.25
10:25AM
0.24

10:51PM
0.22
11:12AM
0.22

11:43PM
0.21
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome clouds
Rain (mm)
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High °C
212320192116181916201918232323232522
Low °C
182117181815171814201915212318202418
Chill °C (?)
212320192116181915201918232323232522
Sunrise
6:28--6:26--6:24--6:24--6:22--6:20--
Sunset
-7:50--7:51--7:52--7:49--7:55--7:57-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.7

S
2.1

S
1.7

S
1.4

S
1.5

S
1.1

S
0.7

S
0.6

S
0.7

S
0.7

S
0.6

S
0.8

SSE
0.7

SSE
0.6

SSE
0.9

NE
0.6

NNE
0.3

SE
0.8

NNE
Period (s)1515141212111010101010109977117
Swell2 (m) & direction
1.1

SSE
0.6

NNE
0.4

NNE
0.2

NNE
0.5

N

-
0.4

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.4

SW
0.1

S
0.1

SE
0.3

SSE
0.1

S
0.2

SSW
0.4

SSE
0.3

SE
0.1

SE
0.3

SE
Period (s)95655-1413131314131817912810
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.0

N
0.5

NE

-

-
0.8

N
1.0

N
0.5

N
0.3

NE
0.7

N
0.6

NE
0.3

N
0.4

NE
0.6

NE
1.1

NE
1.8

N
1.3

N
0.6

NE
2.1

N
Period (s)45--46444533457667


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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