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Matakana Island ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.4
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.3
Crowds: 2.6

Overall: 2.8

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Matakana Island Spot ID

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Matakana Island

Photo credit: kane sefton

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NNE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 22.5 °C

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Friday, 22 February 2019, 10:34 Local time
Friday 22
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 10
N 15
N 10
NNE 10
Wind State cross-

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Matakana Island in Bay of Plenty is a quite exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds blow from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the north northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Matakana Island (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Matakana Island Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mangawhai Bay Omokoroa wx, 10 km from Matakana Island.

wind obs. (6.1 kph from 305 degs) was rejected

Air temperature
21.4 °C

Current weather near Matakana Island

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 30 miles from Matakana Island.

  4AM 5AM 6AM 7AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.21
Dominant period (s) 10.5 11.1 6.5 5.6

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Overall Matakana Island Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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Matakana Island Location Maps

Matakana Island Location Map

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snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Matakana Island:

  • Closest ski area
    119 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    121 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    125 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    162 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    344 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Matakana Island:

  • Closest city location
    9 mi
  • Second closest city location
    40 mi
  • Third closest city location
    45 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    78 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    89 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Matakana Island is Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand, 15 km (9 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Matakana Island is Rotorua Airport (ROT), also in New Zealand, 63 km (39 miles) away.
  • Third is Hamilton Airport (HLZ) in New Zealand, 74 km (46 miles) away.
  • Whakatane Airport (WHK) in New Zealand is 83 km (52 miles) away.
  • Auckland International Airport (AKL), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Matakana Island and is 130 km (81 miles) away.
Matakana Island break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Matakana Island, Bay of Plenty. Use the tab navigation above to view Matakana Island sea temperature, Matakana Island photographs, Matakana Island detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Matakana Island webcams, current wind from Bay of Plenty live weather stations and Matakana Island tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand 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 New Zealand 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 Matakana Island.