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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 (?)
1.1

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1.0

S
0.8

S
0.9

SSW
0.7

SSW
0.9

SSW
1.1

S
1.3

S
1.2

S
1.0

S
0.9

SSW
1.6

S
1.8

S
1.9

S
1.9

S
2.3

S
2.1

S
1.8

S
Period(s) (?)111110141413141615161415141415141313
Energy(?)2922271333361893174609246885553501193135413821526218715301028
Wind
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10
5
0
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Wind State(?)offoffglassoffglasscross-
off
glasscross-
off
glassoffcross-
off
onglasscross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

7:47AM
7:26PM

8:08PM
8:48AM

8:52PM
9:26AM

9:35PM
9:59AM

10:25PM
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8:04AM
11:04PM
11:36AM

Low Tide
/ height (m)
1:45AM

1:50PM
2:44AM

2:45PM

3:25AM
3:17PM

3:53AM
4:18PM

4:47AM
5:04PM

5:29AM
5:41PM
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
---------11-----97
High °C
1012121011111114141299998101010
Low °C
1010111091110121399887891010
Chill °C (?)
912129891014141278997877
Sunrise
-7:52--7:52--7:54--7:52--7:52--7:46-
Sunset
--5:02--5:01--5:05--5:05--5:06--5:05
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.1

S
1.0

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0.8

S
0.9

SSW
0.7

SSW
0.9

SSW
1.1

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1.3

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1.2

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1.0

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0.9

SSW
1.6

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1.8

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1.9

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1.9

S
2.3

S
2.1

S
1.8

S
Period (s)111110141413141615161415141415141313
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.5

E
0.4

ENE
0.4

ENE
0.4

ENE
0.6

S
0.7

S
0.6

NE
0.4

ENE
0.6

NNE
0.4

NE
0.3

E
0.3

E
0.4

ENE
0.5

E
0.9

S
0.2

E
0.2

E
0.2

E
Period (s)1010101055510751013131517141313
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.4

NNE

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0.2

SSW
0.4

NNE
0.7

S

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0.4

NNE

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0.7

S

-

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-
0.6

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1.0

E
1.3

E
Period (s)4-334--5--4----455


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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