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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
MangamaunuMangamaunuTahunanuiMangamaunuMangamaunuTahunanuiTahunanuiClarence riverClarence riverMangamaunuMangamaunuClarence riverClarence riverClarence riverKekerenguClarence riverClarence riverMangamaunu
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2
3
3
2
3
2
3
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5
4
5
4
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5
3
5
5
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.2

SSW
1.3

SSW
1.3

NW
1.0

SSW
0.8

SSW
1.9

NW
0.8

NW
3.5

SSW
4.0

S
3.0

S
1.8

SSE
2.4

S
4.0

SSW
5.5

SSW
5.0

S
4.0

S
3.0

S
2.5

SSE
Period(s) (?)7816121191781111109101111101010
Energy(?)1461967832981565733541308360919446021004322170786267283321221245
Wind
(km/h)
10 SE10
15 WSW15
5 NW5
25 W25
15 NW15
5 W5
5 SSW5
40 SSW40
35 SW35
5 NNE5
15 WNW15
25 SSW25
40 SW40
45 SSW45
40 SSW40
40 SSW40
30 SW30
15 SW15
Wind State(?)cross-
on
offcross-
on
offcross-
off
glassglassoffoffglasscross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

12:00AM
1.65

12:30PM
1.55
1:05AM
1.51
6:29AM
3.64

1:48AM
1.56

2:18PM
1.54
2:52AM
1.42

3:08PM
1.53

8:50AM
3.96
4:10PM
1.43
9:16PM
4.04
9:29AM
4.00
Low Tide
/ height (m)
5:43PM
0.06

6:29AM
0.04

6:49PM
0.09

12:43PM
0.99
7:35PM
0.12
8:04AM
0.10

8:41PM
0.15
8:53AM
0.12

9:21PM
0.16



3:15AM
0.78
rain showers
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
heavy rain
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
Summary
rain shwrsclearclearsome cloudsrain shwrssome cloudscloudyrain shwrsclearsome cloudsrain shwrsheavy rainsome cloudsrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclear
Rain (mm)
6---3--3--111-9----
High °C
108141310101091010129978878
Low °C
9810118898810108878866
Chill °C (?)
951211810105810115523335
Sunrise
--7:35--7:37--7:37--7:37--7:37--7:41
Sunset
5:06--5:06--5:09--5:04--5:02--5:02--
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.6

SSW
0.2

ENE

-
1.0

SSW
0.8

SSW
1.6

NW
1.2

NW

-
0.4

SW
3.0

S
1.8

SSE
0.3

ESE
0.3

ESE
0.3

ESE

-

-

-
2.5

SSE
Period (s)89-121199-161110121212---10
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.4

NE
0.1

S

-

-
0.1

SW
0.8

NW
0.8

NW

-

-
0.1

E
0.2

E

-

-

-

-

-

-
0.1

S
Period (s)817--161617--1111------22
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.2

SSW
1.3

SSW
1.3

NW

-

-
1.9

NW

-
3.5

SSW
4.0

S

-

-
2.4

S
4.0

SSW
5.5

SSW
5.0

S
4.0

S
3.0

S
2.5

SSE
Period (s)7816--9-811--9101111101010


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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