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Matata break guide

Matata Surf Guide

Matata in Bay of Plenty is an exposed beach break that has unreliable waves. Nov-April (Wet Season) provides favoured time of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Matata Spot Info

Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
15.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Matata:

The best conditions reported for surf at Matata occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Matata with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 29% of the time in April while 41% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 30% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Matata Location Map

Interactive Matata 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 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.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Matata Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 26 June 2022, 19:26 Local Time
SunMonday 27
Wave (m)
Period (s) 6 6 6 7
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Matata

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

Wind History at Matata

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

    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    22km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    26km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: inconsistent
    28km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    30km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    32km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Matata: