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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
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.0

S
0.8

S
1.9

NW
2.1

SSW
1.7

SSW
1.5

S
1.6

S
1.7

S
1.5

SSE
1.4

SSE
1.0

SSE
0.8

SSE
1.2

N
2.0

ENE
1.5

ENE
1.7

ENE
2.0

ENE
1.4

E
Period(s) (?)121176712111212111211877788
Energy(?)276155323361310594632786573522288145205384242294451264
Wind
(km/h)
0 NE0
10 NNW10
10 WSW10
35 SSW35
30 SSW30
15 SSW15
10 SE10
10 NE10
10 ENE10
10 NE10
10 NNE10
5 N5
5 N5
15 N15
20 NNE20
15 NE15
10 NNW10
10 SSW10
Wind State(?)glasscross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
offglasscross-
off
offcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

1:44AM
1.63

2:10PM
1.53
2:42AM
1.68
8:37AM
3.67

3:50AM
1.61

4:04PM
1.60

4:41AM
1.69
5:07PM
1.57

5:31AM
1.76
5:56PM
1.64

6:27AM
1.75
Low Tide
/ height (m)

7:25PM
0.08
8:02AM
0.09

8:21PM
0.04

2:35PM
0.86
9:28PM
0.01
10:02AM
0.03

10:20PM
-0.02
10:58AM
0.01

11:12PM
-0.06
11:48AM
-0.02

12:08AM
-0.05
12:43PM
-0.02
clear
rain showers
moderate rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
heavy rain
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
heavy rain
Summary
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Rain (mm)
-26----313----85--11
High °C
272119151414141416181822222020232019
Low °C
261619141213141414171820212020221818
Chill °C (?)
272119131214131416181822222020232019
Sunrise
--7:03--7:01--7:00--7:01--7:05--7:07
Sunset
8:15--8:13--8:12--8:08--8:09--8:07--
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.0

S

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0.3

S
0.5

S
1.5

S
1.6

S
1.7

S
1.5

SSE
1.4

SSE
1.0

SSE
0.8

SSE
1.2

N
0.4

SSE
0.4

SE
0.4

SE
1.7

ENE
1.4

E
Period (s)12--131212111212111211811111088
Swell2 (m) & direction
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0.8

S

-
0.2

ENE
0.2

SSE
0.2

SSE
0.1

NE
0.1

NE
0.4

SW
0.4

ESE

-

-

-
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSE
0.1

SE
Period (s)-11-9141289107---1413141110
Wind waves (m) & direction
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-
1.9

NW
2.1

SSW
1.7

SSW

-

-

-

-
0.9

ENE

-

-

-
2.0

ENE
1.5

ENE
1.7

ENE
2.0

ENE

-
Period (s)--767----5---7778-


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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