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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 (?)
0.9

SSW
0.6

E
1.0

E
0.9

E
1.0

E
1.0

E
0.8

E
0.8

ENE
2.0

S
1.3

S
1.1

SSW
1.2

S
1.1

S
1.0

S
1.0

S
1.0

S
1.0

S
0.9

S
Period(s) (?)6910101110101089101412111111147
Energy(?)545420815123822113012845925128153738323524026037982
Wind
(km/h)
10
0
5
5
5
5
5
20
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20
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0
10
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5
10
Wind State(?)offglassglassonglassoffglasscross-
off
oncross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
4:29PM

4:48AM
5:13PM

4:43PM
5:26AM
5:45PM

6:18AM

6:58PM
7:02AM

7:03PM
7:36AM

8:10PM
4:48AM
8:31AM
Low Tide
/ height (m)

10:46PM
10:53AM

11:46PM
11:33AM

12:16AM

12:13PM
1:17AM

1:06PM
1:26AM

1:34PM
2:28AM

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Summary
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Rain (mm)
43-----3----------
High °C
8810109111214101111111291413911
Low °C
888988125910109109101289
Chill °C (?)
68109911121399811128141299
Sunrise
--7:54--7:56--7:47--7:54--7:54--7:47
Sunset
5:00--5:00--5:01--5:00--5:02--5:01--
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.9

SSW
0.6

S
1.0

E
0.9

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1.0

E
1.0

E
0.8

E
0.8

ENE
1.7

S
1.3

S
1.1

SSW
1.2

S
1.1

S
1.0

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1.0

S
1.0

S
1.0

S
0.9

S
Period (s)6510101110101089101412111111147
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.5

E
0.6

E
0.6

S
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.3

S
0.4

NE
0.1

S
0.3

E
0.3

E
0.5

S
0.6

E
0.5

E
0.4

ENE
0.4

ENE
0.5

NW
0.3

ENE
0.4

SSW
Period (s)7999885161010151010101061010
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.2

SSW

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0.4

NE

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1.3

SW
2.0

S

-
0.4

NW

-
0.3

NE

-

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0.3

WNW

-
0.2

NNE
Period (s)6----3-58-4-4--3-2


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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