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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
Blue duck streamKekerenguPropellersAirport rights 1Breaker bayKahutaraMangamaunuClarence riverKekerenguMangamaunuMeatworksWhale watch reefBlue duck streamMangamaunuKahutaraAirport rights 1MangamaunuAirport rights 1
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.4

SSE
1.5

SSE
1.3

SSE
0.8

S
1.0

ESE
1.7

E
1.4

E
1.3

E
0.9

ESE
0.7

E
2.0

NE
1.6

NE
0.7

SSW
0.9

SSW
0.9

E
0.9

SSW
1.1

S
1.8

SSW
Period(s) (?)899910111098867121212121116
Energy(?)284354249103194649379282120683152621622522242372911591
Wind
(km/h)
10 N10
10 E10
10 ESE10
10 NNE10
25 NNW25
10 N10
10 W10
15 SSE15
10 NE10
5 NNW5
15 NNE15
15 SW15
15 N15
0 W0
5 NW5
15 WNW15
15 W15
5 N5
Wind State(?)cross-
off
oncross-
on
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
offcross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
offoff
High Tide
/ height (m)


6:16PM
6:47AM

7:18PM
7:42AM
6:10AM

7:48PM
8:26AM

8:31PM
9:08AM

8:48PM
9:25AM

9:58PM
Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:59AM

12:33AM

1:01PM
1:37AM

1:47PM
2:25AM

2:29PM

3:08AM
12:21PM
2:56PM

3:09AM
3:40PM

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
Summary
clearclearclearclearclearcloudyclearsome cloudsrain shwrssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearrain shwrsclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
--------1-24--1---
High °C
9119101113181412161713141512121613
Low °C
8978101115121013141212138121310
Chill °C (?)
71078812181312161713141511101510
Sunrise
7:26--7:20--7:28--7:28--7:30--7:24--
Sunset
-5:15--5:12--5:13--5:12--5:10--5:09-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.4

SSE
1.5

SSE
1.3

SSE
0.8

S
1.0

ESE
1.7

E
1.4

E
1.3

E
0.9

ESE
0.7

E
1.2

ENE
1.6

NE
0.7

SSW
0.9

SSW
0.9

E
0.9

SSW
1.1

S
1.8

SSW
Period (s)899910111098867121212121116
Swell2 (m) & direction
1.1

S

-
1.0

ESE
0.7

ESE
0.6

S
0.9

NE
0.6

NE
0.1

S
0.7

S
0.7

S
0.7

E
0.2

ENE
0.7

ENE
0.9

ENE
0.8

S
0.5

NW
0.6

E
0.3

E
Period (s)9-77107614578148121271111
Wind waves (m) & direction
-

-

-
0.2

NNE
0.5

NNW
1.9

NE

-
0.7

S
0.1

N
0.8

NE
2.0

NE
0.8

SSW
0.4

NE

-
0.3

WSW
1.6

NW
0.8

W

-
Period (s)---237-4446132-385-


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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