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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
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Rating0
0
0
1
1
2
1
1
1
0
0
1
3
3
2
1
0
2
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.5

E
0.4

E
0.3

E
0.5

S
0.7

S
1.3

N
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.4

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
1.5

S
1.5

S
1.5

SSE
0.9

SSE
0.8

SE
1.3

ENE
1.4

NE
Period(s) (?)1010912106991412116888756
Energy(?)472915789811564646530231603092661026566137
Wind
(km/h)
10 ESE10
10 E10
15 NNE15
15 NNW15
10 E10
15 WNW15
10 NW10
15 NW15
20 NW20
15 SSW15
20 S20
15 S15
10 SSE10
10 SE10
10 SE10
10 NE10
25 ENE25
15 N15
Wind State(?)cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
off
oncross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
12:21PM
1.39

12:48AM
1.31

1:05PM
1.38
1:33AM
1.34

1:51PM
1.39
2:19AM
1.39

2:50PM
1.32
3:12AM
1.41

3:26PM
1.43
3:56AM
1.53
4:09AM
1.43
4:17PM
1.47

Low Tide
/ height (m)

6:51PM
0.26

6:53AM
0.33

7:22PM
0.28
7:40AM
0.31

8:05PM
0.26
8:29AM
0.28

8:57PM
0.22
9:16AM
0.24

9:38PM
0.16
10:24AM
0.17

10:27PM
0.11
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
light rain
heavy rain
heavy rain
light rain
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
Summary
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Rain (mm)
---------319192---11
High °C
171720262722272721191512121414182019
Low °C
171617232518232518171311121314161918
Chill °C (?)
171720262722272721191410111413182019
Sunrise
5:41--5:41--5:43--5:43--5:43--5:43--
Sunset
-8:58--9:00--8:55--9:00--8:58--9:00-
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.5

E
0.4

E
0.4

S
0.5

S
0.7

S
0.7

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.4

S
0.4

NE
0.3

SSW
0.1

S
1.5

S
1.5

SSE
0.9

SSE
0.8

SE
0.4

S
0.6

S
Period (s)10105121010999611148887811
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.1

S
0.1

S
0.3

E
0.4

S
0.3

S
0.5

S
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.2

NNE
0.1

E
0.1

NE
0.1

E

-
0.6

S
0.4

SSW
0.3

ENE
Period (s)71097131312141412691111-8129
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.2

SSE
0.4

SE
0.7

ENE
0.9

NNW
0.5

NE
1.3

N
1.0

N
1.2

N
1.1

N
0.4

SW
0.9

S
1.5

S

-

-

-
0.5

ENE
1.3

ENE
1.4

NE
Period (s)454456665346---356


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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