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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
KahutaraMangamaunuAirport rights 1MangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuBlue duck streamTahunanuiMangamaunuTahunanuiTahunanuiTahunanuiTahunanuiBlue duck streamBlue duck streamMangamaunuClarence riverClarence river
Rating2
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1
0
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4
4
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.4

S
1.1

SSE
1.0

SSE
0.7

SSE
0.7

SSE
0.7

SSE
1.7

NNE
2.4

N
1.1

ENE
1.3

NNW
1.3

NNW
1.3

NNW
1.4

NNW
0.7

SE
0.9

S
2.1

S
3.0

S
3.0

S
Period(s) (?)6666686878891010107810
Energy(?)119927836366119177112821921223741010015840310601700
Wind
(km/h)
20 SW20
15 SSW15
0 E0
5 NNW5
10 E10
10 NW10
25 N25
15 N15
15 NW15
0 NNW0
10 N10
10 SSW10
10 SW10
5 SSE5
20 SW20
30 SSW30
35 SSW35
30 SW30
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
glassglassoncross-
off
cross-
off
oncross-
off
glassoncross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoff
High Tide
/ height (m)
11:59AM
1.71

10:45PM
1.98
11:34AM
1.45

1:16AM
1.62

12:19PM
1.66
12:40AM
1.60

1:04PM
1.46
1:24AM
1.36

1:50PM
1.45
2:10AM
1.35

2:35PM
1.45
2:52AM
1.83
Low Tide
/ height (m)



5:18AM
0.11
5:38PM
0.19
7:09PM
0.45
6:08AM
0.16

6:39PM
0.60
6:55AM
0.20

7:19PM
0.26
7:32AM
0.24

8:05PM
0.27
8:17AM
0.25

8:48PM
0.66
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rain showers
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
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partially cloudy
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Summary
rain shwrssome cloudsclearclearclearsome cloudsrain shwrsrisk thund- dersome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudssome clouds
Rain (mm)
2-----211-----264--
High °C
999111211111311121210131010887
Low °C
888101110111211101189109877
Chill °C (?)
6771011108129121191399442
Sunrise
7:13--7:11--7:09--7:09--7:07--7:05--
Sunset
-5:44--5:45--5:50--5:51--5:49--5:49-
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.5

E
0.4

ESE
1.0

SSE
0.7

SSE
0.7

SSE
0.7

SSE
0.6

SSE
0.1

NW
1.1

ENE
1.2

NNW
1.2

NNW
1.3

NNW
1.4

NNW
0.7

SE
0.9

S
0.5

ESE
0.2

E
0.1

NE
Period (s)10106668817788910101010810
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.1

S
0.1

S
0.1

S
0.3

ESE
0.3

SSW
0.4

NE
0.2

E
0.1

SE
0.5

SE
0.2

WNW
0.3

NW

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-
0.4

NE
0.7

SE
0.3

SE
0.1

NE
0.2

SSW
Period (s)16161691259891615--1110121014
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.4

S
1.1

SSE

-
0.2

N
0.3

N

-
1.7

NNE
2.4

N
0.9

NNE
1.3

NNW
1.3

NNW
0.2

S

-
0.7

SSW
0.7

SW
2.1

S
3.0

S
3.0

S
Period (s)66-23-686882-547810


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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