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Matata ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Matata Spot ID

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Photo credit: konar jarrett

Nice Lil Shorey at Home., Matata photo


Photo credit: Rob Butler

Hitting the the bank nicely., Matata photo


Photo credit: Rob Butler

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.8 °C

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Friday, 10 April 2020, 01:01 Local time
Friday 10
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 15
S 15
SSE 15
SSE 10
Wind State cross-

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Matata in Bay of Plenty is an exposed beach break that only works once in a while. Nov-April (Wet Season) provides favoured time of year for waves. Works best in offshore winds from the southwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Matata (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Matata Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Kawerau, 24 km from Matata.

light winds from the S

Air temperature
12 °C

Current weather near Matata

Overall Matata Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

Surf stats for Matata: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Matata: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Matata Location Maps

Matata Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Matata:

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Wave buoys nearest to Matata:

Tide stations nearest to Matata:

  • Closest tide station
    Moutohora (Whale) Island
    12 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    14 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Ohope Wharf
    20 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    21 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    35 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand, 55 km (34 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand is 112 km (70 miles) away.
  • Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Matata and is 125 km (78 miles) away.
Matata break location map and break info

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