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Matata ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 2.2
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.7
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Matata Spot ID

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Photo credit: konar jarrett

Nice Lil Shorey at Home., Matata photo


Photo credit: Rob Butler

Hitting the the bank nicely., Matata photo


Photo credit: Rob Butler

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 22.4 °C

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Sunday, 24 February 2019, 16:01 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 8 8 8 14
Wind (km/h) 20
WNW 20
WNW 20
SSW 15
Wind State cross-

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Matata in Bay of Plenty is an exposed beach break that does not work very often. Nov-April (Wet Season) provides best time of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the southwest. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for dangerous rips.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Matata (0 km).

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Matata Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 25 km from Matata.


Air temperature
- °C

Current weather near Matata

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 16 miles from Matata.

  9AM 10AM 11AM 12PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.19
Dominant period (s) 8.0 10.5 8.0 11.8

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Overall Matata Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

This chart describes the range of swells directed at Matata through an average February... (show all text)

This image shows how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different directions... (show all text)

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Also see Matata surf quality by season and Matata surf quality by month.

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Matata Location Maps

Matata Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Matata:

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Ski Resorts closest to Matata:

  • Closest ski area
    114 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    114 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    119 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    175 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    345 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Matata:

  • Closest city location
    33 mi
  • Second closest city location
    35 mi
  • Third closest city location
    80 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    85 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    112 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Matata is Whakatane Airport (WHK) in New Zealand, 14 km (9 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Matata is Rotorua Airport (ROT), also in New Zealand, 46 km (29 miles) away.
  • Third is Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand, 55 km (34 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand is 112 km (70 miles) away.
  • Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Matata and is 125 km (78 miles) away.
Matata break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Matata, Bay of Plenty. Use the tab navigation above to view Matata sea temperature, Matata photographs, Matata detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Matata webcams, current wind from Bay of Plenty live weather stations and Matata 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 Matata.