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Matauri Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 1.7
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.1

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Matauri Bay Spot ID

Hands in your Pocket, Matauri Bay photo

Matauri Bay

Photo credit: Austin

Surf Camp, Matauri Bay photo

Matauri Bay

Photo credit: Austin

Clean glassy surf at Matauri, Matauri Bay photo

Matauri Bay

Photo credit: Bill Dawes

Al from Russell cranking off a sweet left-hand peak, Matauri Bay photo

Matauri Bay

Photo credit: Bill Dawes

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell E | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.2 °C

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Friday, 26 April 2019, 19:52 Local time
FriSaturday 27
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 10
SW 5
SW 5
Wind State cross-

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Matauri Bay in Northland is a sheltered beach break that has quite consistent surf Works best in offshore winds from the southwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Waiiti Bay, New Zealand, 3 km from Matauri Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Matauri Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Purerua (aut), 12 km from Matauri Bay.


no report
Air temperature
17.3 °C

Current weather near Matauri Bay

Buoy Data:

At Bream Bay Buoy, 68 miles from Matauri Bay.

  4PM 5PM 6PM 7PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 0.4
Average period (s) 3.7 3.5 3.5 3.8

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Overall Matauri Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Matauri Bay Location Maps

Matauri Bay Location Map

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snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Matauri Bay:

  • Closest ski area
    295 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    303 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    308 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    309 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    476 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Matauri Bay:


  • The closest passenger airport to Matauri Bay is Kerikeri Airport (KKE) in New Zealand, which is 25 km (16 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Matauri Bay is Kaitaia Airport (KAT), also in New Zealand, 57 km (35 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Whangarei Airport (WRE), also in New Zealand, 91 km (57 miles) away.
Matauri Bay break location map and break info

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