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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
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Rating1
1
1
1
1
1
2
3
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2
1
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

SSE
0.6

SSE
0.6

SSE
1.5

N
1.8

N
0.9

NE
0.6

NE
0.2

SSE
0.8

S
0.6

SSE
0.4

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.6

SSW
0.7

SSW
0.7

S
Period(s) (?)101010109966771055814121010
Energy(?)666868726866134245633592920233711110898
Wind
(km/h)
5 N5
10 NNW10
5 NW5
15 N15
5 E5
10 E10
15 N15
5 E5
10 ENE10
10 WSW10
20 S20
15 S15
10 SSE10
10 ESE10
15 ENE15
10 E10
10 E10
15 ENE15
Wind State(?)glasscross-
off
cross-
off
offglassoncross-
off
cross-
on
onoffcrosscrosscross-
on
ononononcross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
3:32AM
1.36

3:53PM
1.43

4:12AM
1.51
4:32PM
1.54

5:00AM
1.54
5:23PM
1.55

5:47AM
1.47
6:10PM
1.46

6:41AM
1.61
6:46PM
1.97

7:41AM
1.46

Low Tide
/ height (m)

9:40AM
0.26

10:07PM
0.25
10:18AM
0.74

10:51PM
0.74
11:11AM
0.74

11:47PM
0.75
12:00PM
0.19

12:20AM
0.18


1:07AM
0.16

1:57PM
0.13
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
light rain
light rain
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearrain shwrslight rainlight rainrain shwrslight rainrain shwrslight rainrain shwrssome clouds
Rain (mm)
---------14512123-
High °C
191718162222162325211310101111121312
Low °C
181418132221152124181110101011111312
Chill °C (?)
19171816222215232521118999121210
Sunrise
-6:20--6:22--6:20--6:18--6:18--6:16-
Sunset
--7:49--7:57--7:55--7:59--8:00--8:00
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

SSE
0.6

SSE
0.6

SSE
0.5

SSE
0.7

NE
0.3

SE
0.6

NE
0.4

NE
0.2

NNE
0.6

SSE
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.6

SSW
0.7

SSW
0.7

S
Period (s)10101010999611765588121010
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.1

SW
0.1

SW
0.1

SW
0.2

SSE
0.3

SSE
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.3

SSE
0.2

SSE
0.3

SE
0.2

SSE
0.1

SE
0.3

SSW
0.2

S
0.3

SSW
0.1

SE
0.1

SE
0.1

E
Period (s)14131213111716881010981514111110
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.2

NNE
0.3

N
0.3

N
0.4

NNW
0.7

NE
0.8

NE
1.5

N
1.8

N
0.9

NE
0.4

SW
0.6

S
0.8

S

-
0.4

SE
0.5

E
0.8

E
0.9

E
0.8

ENE
Period (s)433356667445-44455


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

beach
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reef and point
point
point
beach and reef
beach
beach
beach
beach
beach and reef
beach