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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
Clarence riverClarence riverClarence riverKekerenguMangamaunuKekerenguMangamaunuBlue duck streamMangamaunuMangamaunuAirport rights 1Airport rights 1Blue duck streamAirport rights 1Houghton bayKekerenguRobin hood bayHoughton bay
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
4.0

S
3.5

S
3.0

S
4.0

SSE
3.0

SE
3.0

SE
2.3

SE
2.2

SE
2.2

SE
2.0

SE
1.6

SE
1.4

SE
1.5

SE
1.3

SE
1.3

SE
1.7

SE
1.4

SE
1.4

SE
Period(s) (?)101010131313131313121211111112121212
Energy(?)3536239319995060311631681751159416191188678506544413503792505587
Wind
(km/h)
45 SSW45
35 SSW35
30 SW30
20 SSW20
20 SW20
15 SSW15
10 SW10
10 SSE10
5 WSW5
10 NNE10
0 SW0
10 NE10
15 N15
0 NE0
15 ENE15
10 ENE10
10 E10
15 NE15
Wind State(?)cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

3:57PM
1.53

4:32AM
1.35
4:52PM
1.48

5:12AM
1.38
5:38PM
1.48

6:00AM
1.36

6:32PM
1.43
6:38AM
1.38

7:17PM
1.43
7:42AM
1.29

7:47PM
1.49
Low Tide
/ height (m)
9:55AM
0.14

10:17PM
0.19
10:42AM
0.16

11:14PM
0.18
11:20AM
0.18

11:54PM
0.20

12:15PM
0.18
12:50AM
0.19

1:01PM
0.20
1:36AM
0.20

1:30PM
0.24
2:07AM
0.24
rain showers
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
rain showers
Summary
rain shwrssome cloudsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudslight rainmod. rainrain shwrs
Rain (mm)
2-1------------173
High °C
89898889810109111312131314
Low °C
8878777888108101211111213
Chill °C (?)
354655788810891311111212
Sunrise
7:39--7:39--7:41--7:43--7:43--7:41--
Sunset
-5:02--5:01--5:01--5:00--5:00--5:01-
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.4

ESE

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-
3.5

SE
3.0

SE
3.0

SE
2.3

SE
2.2

SE
2.2

SE
2.0

SE
1.6

SE
1.4

SE
1.5

SE
1.3

SE
1.3

SE
1.7

SE
1.4

SE
1.4

SE
Period (s)12--131313131313121211111112121212
Swell2 (m) & direction
-

-

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0.1

S
0.2

S
0.9

S
0.8

S
0.9

S
0.7

S
0.6

S
0.4

S
0.3

S
0.1

S
0.4

S
0.1

S
0.1

SW

-

-
Period (s)---2215101010109991581413--
Wind waves (m) & direction
4.0

S
3.5

S
3.0

S
4.0

SSE
1.5

S

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-

-

-

-

-

-
1.0

NE

-

-
1.2

E
0.8

E

-
Period (s)1010101310-------4--64-


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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