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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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3
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3
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6

E
1.7

S
1.3

SSE
1.3

S
1.4

S
1.2

S
1.1

S
1.2

S
1.3

S
1.2

S
0.9

SSW
1.2

S
1.7

S
1.4

S
0.9

S
0.7

S
2.1

SSW
3.0

SSW
Period(s) (?)97714121212121615141178121179
Energy(?)632621616596034233393898476883173572792582211194681272
Wind
(km/h)
20
25
20
0
5
5
0
10
10
5
20
15
15
15
10
10
35
40
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassglassonglasscross-
on
onglasscross-
off
crosscross-
off
offcross-
on
cross-
off
offoff
High Tide
/ height (m)
1:04AM
8:50AM
8:24PM

9:05PM
9:50AM

10:17PM
10:37AM

11:05PM
11:33AM

12:12AM
12:35PM
8:59AM

12:56AM

1:27PM
Low Tide
/ height (m)


3:06PM
3:12AM

4:09PM

4:18AM
2:34AM
4:57PM

5:13AM
5:54PM

6:14AM
6:55PM

7:06AM

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Summary
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Rain (mm)
84----31-------541
High °C
106669991111111112811151367
Low °C
76558991011111097914454
Chill °C (?)
722698810101191048151212
Sunrise
-7:00--6:58--6:56--6:54--6:50--6:50-
Sunset
--7:29--7:30--7:31--7:34--7:34--7:34
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.6

E
0.5

E
0.5

S
1.3

S
1.4

S
1.2

S
1.1

S
1.2

S
1.3

S
1.2

S
0.9

SSW
0.6

E
0.6

SSW
1.4

S
0.9

S
0.7

S
0.4

ENE
0.2

ENE
Period (s)991614121212121615146158121189
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.2

NNE
0.2

SSW
0.5

E
0.4

ENE
0.3

E
0.6

E
0.8

E
1.0

E
1.0

E
1.0

E
0.7

E
0.4

E
0.3

ENE
0.6

SSW
0.2

ENE
0.6

NE
0.4

SSW

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Period (s)614981055677668148614-
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.2

SSW
1.7

S
1.3

SSE

-
0.7

ESE
0.8

E
1.0

E
1.2

E
1.1

E

-
0.5

S
1.2

S
1.7

S
0.3

NNE
0.9

NE
0.5

WSW
2.1

SSW
3.0

SSW
Period (s)577-45667-311725579


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

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beach and reef
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