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Mataval Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.0

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Mataval Bay Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NNW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.1 °C

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Thursday, 8 October 2015, 08:02 Local time
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Wind (km/h) 40
E 40
E 40
E 40
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Mataval Bay in Tahiti is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the north northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include rocks and sharks.

French Polynesia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Mataiva, Tahiti, 4 km from Mataval Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Mataval Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Tahiti Island-Faa'a International Airport, 14 km from Mataval Bay.


Clear skies
Air temperature
22.2 °C

Current weather near Mataval Bay

Overall Mataval Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Mataval Bay Location Maps

Mataval Bay Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Mataval Bay:

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Wave buoys nearest to Mataval Bay:

Tide stations nearest to Mataval Bay:

  • Closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Fare Ute Point, Papeete Harbor
    6 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    14 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Mataval Bay:

  • Closest ski area
    Tukino (New Zealand)
    2577 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Whakapapa (New Zealand)
    2579 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Turoa (New Zealand)
    2583 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Manganui (New Zealand)
    2653 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Rainbow (New Zealand)
    2787 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Mataval Bay:

  • Closest city location
    Papeete (French Polynesia)
    7 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Faaa (French Polynesia)
    8 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Punaauia (French Polynesia)
    12 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Apia (Samoa)
    1501 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Labasa (Fiji)
    2058 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Mataval Bay is Temae (Moorea) Airport (MOZ) in French Polynesia, which is 30 km (19 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Mataval Bay is Huahine Airport (HUH), also in French Polynesia, 187 km (116 miles) away.
Mataval Bay break location map and break info

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