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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
Airport rights 1Airport rights 1MangamaunuAirport rights 1MangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuOaroBlue duck streamWaipapa bayWaipapa bayMangamaunuMangamaunuWaipapa bayKekerenguMangamaunu
Rating1
1
1
1
0
0
1
0
0
2
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
0
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6

S
0.6

SSE
1.3

N
0.6

SSE
0.4

SSE
0.8

NE
1.0

NE
0.6

NE
0.2

SSE
1.4

SSW
1.1

S
1.0

S
0.8

S
1.3

NNE
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.4

S
Period(s) (?)1010599677106671251010109
Energy(?)6872886931439141913192881749567676525
Wind
(km/h)
10 NW10
15 N15
5 ESE5
25 N25
10 N10
5 ENE5
10 ESE10
10 W10
20 S20
20 SW20
10 SSE10
15 NE15
20 ENE20
5 W5
10 ESE10
15 ENE15
0 NNW0
10 ESE10
Wind State(?)cross-
off
offcross-
on
offcrossoncross-
on
offcrosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
on
cross-
off
glasson
High Tide
/ height (m)


4:12AM
1.51
4:32PM
1.54

5:01AM
1.43
5:23PM
1.45

5:49AM
1.57
6:10PM
1.46

6:34AM
1.51

7:17PM
1.38
7:23AM
1.55

7:48PM
1.47

Low Tide
/ height (m)

9:59PM
0.73
10:18AM
0.74

10:51PM
0.22
11:12AM
0.22

11:35PM
0.20
12:06PM
0.73

12:20AM
0.18
12:49PM
0.17
1:07PM
0.16
1:26AM
0.15

1:39PM
0.14
1:56AM
0.14
6:31AM
0.54
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
heavy rain
moderate rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearrain shwrsheavy rainmod. rainrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudsclear
Rain (mm)
-------53082-------
High °C
171521172024262111101013151514151416
Low °C
1613211619222314109911151214151214
Chill °C (?)
171421162024262198811141514141415
Sunrise
--6:22--6:20--6:18--6:18--6:16--6:15
Sunset
7:49--7:50--7:57--8:00--7:59--8:00--
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.6

S
0.6

SSE
0.6

NE
0.6

SSE
0.4

SSE
0.3

SSE
0.2

SSE
0.6

NE
0.4

NE
0.1

NE
1.1

S
1.0

S
0.8

S
0.7

NE
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.4

S
Period (s)101059988765671251010109
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.1

SW
0.2

SSE
0.6

SSE
0.1

S
0.2

SSW
0.3

SE
0.3

SE
0.3

SE
0.2

SSE
0.1

SE
0.1

S
0.1

SE
0.1

SE
0.7

S
0.4

ENE
0.1

SE
0.1

S
0.1

NE
Period (s)12139171612111010917111210610144
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.4

N
0.5

N
1.3

N
1.3

N
0.8

NE
0.8

NE
1.0

NE
0.4

SW
1.0

SSW
1.4

SSW

-
0.4

NE
1.0

NE
1.3

NNE
0.7

WSW
0.5

NE
0.8

N
0.5

N
Period (s)3355467546-3454555


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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