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Mataval Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.0

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Mataval Bay Surf Guide

Mataval Bay in Tahiti is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the north northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include rocks and sharks.

Mataval Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s44.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Mataval Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Mataval Bay occur when a North-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Mataval Bay 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 9% of the time in January while 17% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 74% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
9%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
17%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
74%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Mataval Bay Location Map

Interactive Mataval Bay 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 Mataval Bay is Temae (Moorea) Airport (MOZ) in French Polynesia, which is 30 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Mataval Bay is Huahine Airport (HUH), also in French Polynesia, 187 km (116 miles) away.

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Mataval Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 08:45 Local Time
Sunday 11
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 0.7
N
0.7
N
0.7
N
0.7
N
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 25
E 25
E 20
ENE 20
ENE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Mataval Bay

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

Wind History at Mataval Bay

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

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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.