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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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Rating2
1
0
3
3
3
2
1
2
0
1
0
1
0
3
4
2
4
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.9

E
0.8

E
0.4

ESE
2.3

NNW
1.9

NNW
1.6

NW
1.1

NW
0.9

NE
2.1

NW
0.5

NE
1.6

NW
0.9

NNE
1.1

NW
1.1

S
1.2

SSW
2.2

SSW
2.4

SSW
2.3

SSW
Period(s) (?)9999111211667648410998
Energy(?)123992788381564826349348251672512535276698878776
Wind
(km/h)
10 ESE10
5 NNE5
15 N15
5 WSW5
5 NW5
15 SW15
5 WNW5
5 E5
10 N10
15 WSW15
20 SW20
10 NNW10
10 WNW10
35 SSW35
15 WNW15
20 WSW20
25 SSW25
5 WNW5
Wind State(?)onglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
glassglassoncross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
off
High Tide
/ height (m)




9:12PM
9:12PM
9:17AM
9:35AM
8:49AM
1:53PM

2:15AM
2:15AM

1:19PM

2:32PM
2:32PM
3:07AM
3:07AM
Low Tide
/ height (m)


2:33AM
3:05PM
3:23PM
3:18AM
3:18AM



3:30PM
7:49PM
7:49PM
8:13AM
8:13AM


8:40PM
8:40PM
light rain
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
light rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
Summary
light rainlight rainrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearlight rainrain shwrssome cloudsrain shwrssome clouds
Rain (mm)
3111---------54-2-
High °C
1214141618121420121412111287998
Low °C
1113121217101319101411101166887
Chill °C (?)
1214131618101320111310101044557
Sunrise
6:30--6:31--6:30--6:24--6:26--6:22--
Sunset
-7:50--7:52--7:52--7:53--7:54--7:55-
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.9

E
1.0

SE
0.4

ESE
2.1

NNW
1.9

NNW
1.6

NW
1.1

NW
0.3

SE

-
0.5

NE

-
0.4

SSW
1.1

NW
0.5

NE
1.2

SSW
0.4

SE
0.3

SE
1.8

S
Period (s)96991112117-7-6841011108
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.1

S
0.8

E
0.2

SSW

-

-
1.3

NNW

-
0.2

E

-
0.3

SSE

-
0.4

SE
0.4

NW
0.3

ESE
0.4

SE
0.1

E
0.1

E
0.3

SE
Period (s)1496--11-10-10-8167127710
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.8

SE
0.8

N
3.0

NNE
2.3

NNW

-
0.4

SW

-
0.9

NE
2.1

NW
0.6

WSW
1.6

NW
0.9

NNE
1.5

NW
1.1

S
0.9

W
2.2

SSW
2.4

SSW
2.3

SSW
Period (s)5689-3-66464844998


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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