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Matai Wreck ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Matai Wreck Spot ID

The Boiler, Matai Wreck photo

Matai Wreck

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Boiler lefts, Matai Wreck photo

Matai Wreck

Photo credit: John Beasley

Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell N | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 25.1 °C

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Friday, 21 September 2018, 13:18 Local time
Friday 21
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 40
ESE 35
ESE 35
ESE 35
Wind State cross-

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Matai Wreck in Raratonga is an exposed reef break that has inconsistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the south. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the north. There is a left breaking reef. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of wreck,coral.

Cook Islands wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, 1 km from Matai Wreck.

IS AT (local time)

Matai Wreck Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Avarua-rarotonga Il, 3 km from Matai Wreck.

moderate winds from the E

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Air temperature
24.9 °C

Current weather near Matai Wreck

Overall Matai Wreck Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Matai Wreck Location Map

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snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Matai Wreck:

  • Closest ski area
    Tukino (New Zealand)
    1918 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Whakapapa (New Zealand)
    1919 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Turoa (New Zealand)
    1924 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Manganui (New Zealand)
    1988 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Rainbow (New Zealand)
    2138 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Matai Wreck:

  • Closest city location
    Punaauia (French Polynesia)
    707 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Faaa (French Polynesia)
    710 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Papeete (French Polynesia)
    711 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Apia (Samoa)
    935 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Labasa (Fiji)
    1402 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Matai Wreck is Rarotonga International (Avarua) Airport (RAR) in Cook Islands, which is 3 km (2 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Matai Wreck is Aitutaki Airport (AIT), also in Cook Islands, 264 km (164 miles) away.
Matai Wreck break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Matai Wreck, Rarotonga. Use the tab navigation above to view Matai Wreck sea temperature, Matai Wreck photographs, Matai Wreck detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Matai Wreck webcams, current wind from Rarotonga live weather stations and Matai Wreck tide predictions. The Cook Islands swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Cook Islands and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Cook Islands wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Matai Wreck.