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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 1MangamaunuMangamaunuAirport rights 1KekerenguMangamaunuMangamaunuPropellersKekerenguKahutaraMangamaunuBlue duck streamOaroKekerenguMangamaunuMangamaunuClarence riverOaro
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.5

S
1.5

S
1.5

S
1.7

S
1.5

SSW
1.0

SSW
1.2

S
1.2

S
1.4

S
2.0

S
1.6

S
1.3

S
1.2

S
1.1

S
0.7

S
0.6

S
1.1

SSW
1.3

S
Period(s) (?)1211131412106101615141312121010106
Energy(?)617546794103665020511226210291793101653841631610072265114
Wind
(km/h)
30 NNW30
10 W10
5 S5
10 NW10
15 NW15
20 SSW20
20 SSW20
5 E5
15 NNW15
10 ESE10
5 N5
10 SSE10
10 ESE10
15 NW15
5 E5
10 ESE10
30 SW30
15 SSW15
Wind State(?)offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
onglasscross-
on
oncross-
off
ononoffcross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

11:45PM
1.36
12:07PM
1.45

12:32AM
1.33
12:54PM
1.43

1:19AM
1.32

1:37PM
1.56
2:04AM
1.33

2:25PM
1.42
2:48AM
1.34

4:43PM
1.54
3:32AM
1.36

Low Tide
/ height (m)


5:50AM
0.26
6:25PM
0.26

6:38AM
0.28

7:12PM
0.28
7:22AM
0.71

7:57PM
0.28
8:19AM
0.28

8:41PM
0.28
8:55AM
0.28

9:24PM
0.26
9:40AM
0.26
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
Summary
clearclearsome cloudsclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
121718161515121021191818181521231914
Low °C
11131615141211817181717171519221213
Chill °C (?)
9171816141410821191818181421231913
Sunrise
--6:31--6:30--6:28--6:26--6:24--6:24
Sunset
7:42--7:44--7:50--7:52--7:53--7:53--
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.5

S
1.5

S
1.5

S
1.7

S
1.5

SSW
0.6

S
0.7

SSW
1.2

S
1.4

S
2.0

S
1.6

S
1.3

S
1.2

S
1.1

S
0.7

S
0.6

S
0.4

NNE
0.7

S
Period (s)12111314121110101615141312121010610
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.1

NE
0.8

SSE
1.2

SSW

-
0.5

S
0.2

NNE
0.6

S
0.1

S
1.1

S
0.4

NE
0.4

NE
0.4

NE
0.4

NNE
0.6

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.4

NNE
0.1

E
0.1

S
Period (s)151413-135101995666151461113
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.0

N

-
0.8

WSW

-
0.9

NNW
1.0

SSW
1.2

S

-
0.8

N

-

-

-
1.1

N
1.4

N

-
0.3

ENE
1.1

SSW
1.3

S
Period (s)4-4-4106-4---66-3106


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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