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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 (?)
1.3

S
1.6

S
1.1

S
1.2

S
1.4

S
1.3

S
1.2

S
2.0

S
2.0

S
1.7

S
1.1

S
0.9

S
1.2

S
1.7

S
1.3

S
1.3

S
1.0

S
0.7

S
Period(s) (?)131210131212131111111010121414131211
Energy(?)5636982704516135224909769416582541674031142607529276121
Wind
(km/h)
5 SE5
15 N15
10 E10
10 NW10
10 WNW10
15 NW15
20 S20
20 S20
10 SE10
5 E5
5 ENE5
5 WNW5
5 NW5
5 ENE5
30 N30
20 NW20
0 NNE0
5 ESE5
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
off
oncross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
glassglassoffcross-
off
glasscross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)

6:12AM
1.79
6:37PM
1.63

7:23AM
1.71

7:35PM
1.65
8:21AM
1.72

8:33PM
1.66
9:18AM
1.70

9:31PM
1.65
10:00AM
1.75

10:30PM
1.63
11:11AM
1.60

Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:50PM
-0.06
12:31PM
-0.03

12:47AM
-0.09

1:27PM
-0.06
1:44AM
-0.10

2:24PM
-0.07
2:43AM
-0.08

3:21PM
-0.05
3:42AM
-0.05

4:18PM
-0.03

4:55AM
-0.01
5:15PM
0.01
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
202325242625151413141819182019202930
Low °C
161925212524131313131619161818202730
Chill °C (?)
202325242625131213141819182018202930
Sunrise
-6:13--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:18--6:20-
Sunset
--8:57--8:55--8:54--8:47--8:46--8:52
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.3

S
1.6

S
1.1

S
1.2

S
1.4

S
1.3

S
1.2

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0.1

SE
2.0

S
1.7

S
1.1

S
0.9

S
1.2

S
1.7

S
1.3

S
1.3

S
1.0

S
0.7

S
Period (s)131210131212131211111010121414131211
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.2

ENE
0.2

E
0.5

S
0.5

NE
0.1

NE
0.1

NE
0.3

NNE
0.1

NE
0.2

E
0.2

ESE
0.1

SE
0.3

S
0.7

ENE
0.7

NNE

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0.1

S
0.5

NE
0.2

ENE
Period (s)9813611116101211111354-20611
Wind waves (m) & direction
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0.7

NNE
0.9

NE

-
0.7

N
1.1

N
1.7

S
2.0

S

-

-
0.3

ENE
0.4

ENE
0.9

NE
0.6

N
1.1

N
2.3

N
1.2

N
0.8

NE
Period (s)-34-65711--23544766


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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