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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
MangamaunuBlue duck streamMangamaunuWaipapa bayMangamaunuBlue duck streamBlue duck streamMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuTahunanuiClarence riverWaipapa bayMangamaunuMangamaunuKahutaraMangamaunuMangamaunu
Rating0
1
1
2
2
2
2
2
1
0
1
3
5
5
4
4
4
3
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.8

E
0.7

E
0.8

ENE
1.0

ENE
0.9

ENE
0.9

ENE
0.8

ENE
0.8

ENE
0.7

ENE
0.6

ENE
1.8

NW
2.0

SSW
2.3

S
2.0

S
1.4

S
1.4

S
1.5

S
1.3

S
Period(s) (?)988999999867101211121210
Energy(?)956185181143140106106775525640311631253501613702333
Wind
(km/h)
15 E15
10 N10
10 ENE10
20 ENE20
10 SW10
10 SSE10
10 ESE10
5 N5
5 N5
0 N0
10 NNW10
15 SSE15
20 ENE20
10 N10
5 WSW5
10 ENE10
5 WNW5
10 NNE10
Wind State(?)oncross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
onglassglassglassoncross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)

1:56AM
1.34

2:04PM
1.41
2:34AM
1.50

2:56PM
1.45
3:38AM
1.48

3:47PM
1.53

4:20AM
1.66
4:44PM
1.54

5:16AM
1.74
5:40PM
1.59

6:12AM
1.79
Low Tide
/ height (m)

7:41PM
0.22
7:56AM
0.26

8:16PM
0.19
8:49AM
0.20

9:19PM
0.13
9:43AM
0.14

10:00PM
0.06
10:38AM
0.07

10:54PM
-0.00
11:34AM
0.01

11:50PM
-0.06
12:31PM
-0.03
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Summary
clearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearsome cloudsclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
192124252020202329292216171823242225
Low °C
181822231819202027291715171621221822
Chill °C (?)
192124252020202329292215161823242225
Sunrise
--6:07--6:09--6:11--6:11--6:13--6:15
Sunset
9:00--8:59--8:59--8:59--8:58--8:59--
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.7

S
0.7

E
0.8

ENE
0.2

SSW
0.9

ENE
0.9

ENE
0.8

ENE
0.8

ENE
0.7

ENE
0.6

ENE

-
1.6

S
2.3

S
2.0

S
1.4

S
1.4

S
1.5

S
1.3

S
Period (s)10889999998-7101211121210
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.2

SSW
0.5

S
0.4

ENE
0.2

S
0.2

S
0.2

S
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW

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0.4

ENE
0.4

ENE
0.3

ENE
0.3

ENE
0.2

ENE
0.3

NE
0.1

NE
Period (s)149108883888-101099848
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.8

E
0.6

NNE
0.5

NNE
1.0

ENE

-
0.4

SW

-

-
0.6

NE
0.6

NE
1.8

NW
2.0

SSW

-
0.4

NE
0.7

W
0.4

ENE
0.4

NNE
0.2

N
Period (s)9439-3--5667-34344


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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