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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 Surf Guide

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.

Matai Wreck Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
28.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Matai Wreck:

The best conditions reported for surf at Matai Wreck occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Matai Wreck (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Matai Wreck with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 10% of the time in December while 15% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 75% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
10%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
15%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
75%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Matai Wreck Location Map

Interactive Matai Wreck surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. 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.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Matai Wreck Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 08:26 Local Time
Sunday 11
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 0.5
NE
0.5
NE
0.4
NNE
0.5
N
Period (s) 9 9 9 13
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 10
NW 15
NW 20
NNW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Matai Wreck

Surf stats for Matai Wreck, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Matai Wreck

Wind stats for Matai Wreck, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Matai Wreck. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Matai Wreck:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.