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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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Rating4
4
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1
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3
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2
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.2

ENE
1.7

ENE
1.3

ENE
1.2

ENE
2.0

NE
1.6

NE
2.0

NNE
1.4

NNW
0.8

ENE
0.5

ENE
0.9

ENE
0.8

ENE
1.1

ENE
1.0

E
1.0

E
0.9

E
0.8

E
0.7

E
Period(s) (?)810109677810101414141312121111
Energy(?)59651129025330726936323710558325258521355295220157112
Wind
(km/h)
0
10
5
0
10
15
5
5
5
0
15
5
10
10
15
5
10
5
Wind State(?)glasscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
glassglassglassglassoffoncross-
on
cross-
on
offcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

10:14PM
10:44AM

11:06PM
11:18AM

11:45PM

12:08PM


1:12PM
1:32AM

1:57PM
2:12AM

Low Tide
/ height (m)


4:27AM
4:45PM
3:47PM

5:07AM
5:41PM

5:56AM

11:29PM
6:53AM

7:28PM
7:38AM

8:08PM
4:15AM
8:12AM
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
---211-----1------
High °C
171717131719171215171210101015171513
Low °C
171615131518169131691010911161213
Chill °C (?)
171717131619171215171099914171513
Sunrise
--7:11--7:09--7:09--7:07--7:05--7:03
Sunset
5:45--5:45--5:46--5:47--5:49--5:50--
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.2

S
1.7

ENE
1.3

ENE
1.2

ENE
1.0

NE
1.6

NE
0.1

SW
1.1

N
0.8

ENE
0.5

ENE
0.9

ENE
0.8

ENE
1.1

ENE
1.0

E
1.0

E
0.9

E
0.8

E
0.7

E
Period (s)810109677810101414141312121111
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.2

SSE
0.2

SSE
0.2

S
0.2

S
0.6

ENE
0.2

SSW
0.1

S
0.1

NW
0.2

S
0.4

NNE
0.4

NNE
0.7

S
0.7

S
0.5

SSE
0.4

SE
0.4

SSW
0.4

NE
0.3

SSW
Period (s)10913128815163665554968
Wind waves (m) & direction
2.2

ENE

-

-
0.6

E
2.0

NE
2.5

NNE
2.0

NNE
1.4

NNW
0.4

NNE
0.9

NNE
1.1

SW

-

-
0.4

ENE
0.3

NE
0.7

NE
0.8

NNE
0.3

NW
Period (s)8--36778365--32462


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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beach and reef
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beach
beach and reef
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