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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
TahunanuiMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuTahunanuiTahunanuiTahunanuiMangamaunuBlue duck streamBlue duck streamTahunanuiMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuKekerenguMangamaunuKekerenguClarence river
Rating2
2
1
0
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2
1
4
3
2
2
3
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3
4
3
5
6
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.3

NW
0.8

SSW
0.7

SSW
0.5

S
2.5

NW
1.5

NW
0.6

NW
2.1

SSW
1.5

S
0.9

S
2.1

WNW
1.0

SSW
1.0

SSW
1.9

SSW
1.8

S
1.3

S
3.0

SSW
3.5

SSW
Period(s) (?)899999161010961010799812
Energy(?)2271188441115032619883347714228020920131150625711023888
Wind
(km/h)
10 SW10
5 WNW5
20 NNW20
20 NNE20
15 WSW15
10 WSW10
15 WSW15
10 SW10
15 N15
30 WNW30
20 W20
15 WNW15
20 SSW20
20 WSW20
10 WNW10
10 W10
10 SW10
20 SW20
Wind State(?)cross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offcross-
off
offcross-
off
offcross-
off
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

10:12PM
1.68
10:37AM
1.57

11:03PM
1.69
11:33AM
1.56

12:00AM
1.65

12:30PM
1.55
12:55AM
1.61
6:29AM
3.64

6:49PM
3.61
7:23AM
3.77

7:45PM
3.75
8:09AM
3.88
Low Tide
/ height (m)


4:26AM
0.01
4:45PM
0.04

5:23AM
0.03
5:43PM
0.06

6:19AM
0.05

6:40PM
0.09

12:43PM
0.99
1:07AM
1.08

1:32PM
0.89
1:55AM
0.95

clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
moderate rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
light rain
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
Summary
clearclearsome cloudssome cloudsmod. rainsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearrain shwrssome cloudslight rainclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclear
Rain (mm)
----7-----3-3-----
High °C
141115151410119151310118913141011
Low °C
1110121488981011898771189
Chill °C (?)
1311141312897131071156121389
Sunrise
--7:35--7:35--7:37--7:37--7:35--7:37
Sunset
5:13--5:07--5:10--5:05--5:05--5:04--
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.3

NW
0.8

SSW
0.7

SSW
0.5

S

-
1.5

NW
1.2

NNW
2.1

SSW
1.5

S
0.9

S

-
1.0

SSW
1.0

SSW
0.3

SSW
1.8

S
1.3

S
2.3

S
0.2

E
Period (s)8999-9810109-10101899812
Swell2 (m) & direction
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0.4

SSE
0.4

S
0.3

S

-

-
0.6

NW
0.2

ENE
0.1

SE
0.4

SSW

-
0.1

SW
0.3

SSW
0.1

E
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW

-

-
Period (s)-121110--1691312-1618101716--
Wind waves (m) & direction
-

-
0.5

NNE

-
2.5

NW

-

-

-

-

-
2.1

WNW

-

-
1.9

SSW

-

-
3.0

SSW
3.5

SSW
Period (s)--3-9-----6--7--812


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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