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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 break guide

Matata Surf Guide

Matata in Bay of Plenty is an exposed beach break that only works when conditions are just right. Nov-April (Wet Season) provides best time of year for waves. Works best in offshore winds from the southwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of the strong rips here.

Matata Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon  beachBeachIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
14.6°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.
clean
29%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
41%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
30%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).
Matata Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 2 October 2020, 07:57 Local Time
Friday 02
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 0.4
NNW
0.4
NNW
0.4
NNW
0.4
NNW
Period (s) 4 3 3 3
Wind (km/h) 5
WNW 15
NNW 15
NNW 15
NNW
Wind State glass cross cross cross

What does Matata look like?

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Swell History at Matata

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Wind History at Matata

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

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