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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.

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Kaikoura and Marlborough Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in Kaikoura and Marlborough
KekerenguAirport rights 1MangamaunuAirport rights 1Clarence riverBreaker bayMangamaunuClarence riverMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuKekerenguMangamaunuMangamaunuKekerenguMangamaunuKekerenguKekerengu
Rating5
5
4
3
1
3
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5
5
4
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3
1
1
2
1
1
2
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.6

S
1.7

S
1.3

SSW
1.3

SSW
1.4

S
1.3

S
1.5

S
2.0

S
1.7

S
1.4

S
1.2

S
1.0

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.7

S
0.6

S
0.7

S
0.8

SSE
Period(s) (?)14141212710151514131211101010101010
Energy(?)1028103653746218430610651793116364343024872651006890120
Wind
(km/h)
5 NNE5
5 WNW5
10 NW10
5 SW5
25 S25
5 E5
0 ENE0
10 E10
5 NNW5
10 SSE10
15 E15
10 NW10
10 E10
10 E10
5 NW5
10 SSE10
10 ENE10
10 NNW10
Wind State(?)glasscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
glasscross-
on
oncross-
off
ononglasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
12:07PM
1.45

12:42AM
1.27
12:54PM
1.43

1:12AM
1.53

1:40PM
1.42
2:13AM
1.24

2:18PM
1.55


3:09PM
1.42
3:45AM
1.27

3:44PM
1.54

Low Tide
/ height (m)

6:25PM
0.26

6:38AM
0.28

7:15PM
0.65
7:24AM
0.29

8:06PM
0.26
8:10AM
0.29

10:09PM
0.51
9:00AM
0.29

9:36PM
0.26
9:28AM
0.73

10:07PM
0.25
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Summary
some cloudsclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
161617141310202219182016191915171815
Low °C
15151612119182017181914171813161614
Chill °C (?)
16161714117202219182015191915171815
Sunrise
6:31--6:26--6:28--6:26--6:24--6:24--
Sunset
-7:44--7:49--7:50--7:52--7:53--7:52-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.6

S
1.7

S
1.3

SSW
0.7

S
0.6

SSW
1.3

S
1.5

S
2.0

S
1.7

S
1.4

S
1.2

S
1.0

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.7

S
0.6

S
0.7

S
0.8

SSE
Period (s)14141291010151514131211101010101010
Swell2 (m) & direction
1.2

SSE

-
0.5

S
0.5

S
0.6

S
0.1

S
1.0

S
0.5

NE
0.4

NE
0.2

NNE

-

-
0.4

NE
0.3

SSW
0.3

SW
0.2

SSE
0.1

N
0.1

S
Period (s)13-121210199565--5131313413
Wind waves (m) & direction
-

-

-
1.3

SSW
1.4

S

-
0.6

NE
1.1

N

-

-
0.3

NE
1.4

N

-

-
0.6

N

-
0.2

NNE
0.5

ENE
Period (s)---127-45--56--5-43


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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