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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 riverMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuWaipapa bayKekerenguKekerenguKekerenguMangamaunuMangamaunuClarence riverWhites bayMangamaunuMangamaunuAirport rights 1
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.7

E
0.7

E
0.6

E
0.5

E
0.4

E
0.3

E
0.6

S
0.7

S
1.3

N
0.6

S
1.1

N
0.4

S
0.3

SSW
0.6

S
1.8

S
1.3

S
1.4

S
1.0

S
Period(s) (?)101010101091110695912116788
Energy(?)1061027147291582941056167252982224173266134
Wind
(km/h)
15 S15
15 SSE15
0 NNW0
10 ESE10
15 E15
15 NNE15
5 SE5
15 E15
15 NW15
5 NNW5
10 NNW10
10 NW10
15 NNW15
15 SSW15
10 SSE10
15 S15
10 E10
5 NE5
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
oncrosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
oncross-
off
onglass
High Tide
/ height (m)
11:37AM
1.40

12:09AM
1.27
12:21PM
1.39

12:48AM
1.31

1:17PM
1.31
1:33AM
1.34

1:51PM
1.39
2:19AM
1.39

2:37PM
1.40
3:06AM
1.45

3:26PM
1.43

Low Tide
/ height (m)

6:02PM
0.28

6:07AM
0.33
6:39PM
0.29

6:53AM
0.33

7:22PM
0.28
7:40AM
0.31

8:05PM
0.26
8:29AM
0.28

8:51PM
0.22
9:19AM
0.23

9:44PM
0.17
clear
clear
clear
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clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
moderate rain
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearrain shwrslight rainrain shwrsmod. raincloudysome cloudsclear
Rain (mm)
-----------4268---
High °C
191817181820242622262823242216131516
Low °C
181716181817232519232720211613131315
Chill °C (?)
191817181820242622262823242215121415
Sunrise
5:41--5:41--5:43--5:43--5:43--5:43--
Sunset
-8:55--8:58--8:58--8:55--8:58--9:00-
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.7

E
0.7

E
0.6

E
0.5

E
0.4

E
0.3

E
0.6

S
0.7

S
0.7

S
0.9

N
0.6

S
0.5

NE
0.3

SSW
0.7

NNE
0.2

NNW
0.6

S
1.4

S
1.0

S
Period (s)71010101091110106961265988
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.7

E
0.6

ESE
0.4

ESE
0.2

SSE
0.1

S
0.3

S
0.5

NE
0.2

E
0.4

SSW
0.6

S
0.2

SSW
0.4

S
0.1

W
0.1

S
0.1

SW
0.1

NE
0.1

NE
0.1

N
Period (s)1066410649129139414138117
Wind waves (m) & direction
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-

-
0.3

S
0.4

SE
0.7

NE
0.9

NNE
0.5

NE
1.3

N
1.5

NNW
1.1

N

-
0.6

NNE
0.6

S
1.8

S
1.3

S

-
0.5

NE
Period (s)---45445665-61167-3


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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reef and point
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beach and reef
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beach and reef
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