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Matarangi ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.7

Overall: 2.8

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Matarangi Surf Guide

Matarangi in The Coromandel is a sandbar break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the south. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northeast. The sandbar breaks consists of lefts. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of rips and sharks.

Matarangi Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon sandbar  redSandbarIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Matarangi:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Matarangi with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 14% of the time in January while 24% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 62% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
14%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
24%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
62%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Matarangi Location Map

Interactive Matarangi 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 closest passenger airport to Matarangi is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 83 km (52 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Matarangi is Tauranga Airport (TRG), also in New Zealand, 115 km (71 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Matarangi Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 6 May 2021, 22:33 Local Time
ThuFriday 07
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 0.2
NNE
0.2
NNE
0.2
NNE
0.2
NNE
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
SSE 5
SSE 10
ESE 20
E
Wind State off glass cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Matarangi

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

Wind History at Matarangi

Wind stats for Matarangi, 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 Matarangi. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    6km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    Reliability: inconsistent
    9km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Matarangi: