Matakana Island

Quality Rating: 
4
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Punchy
Optimal Swell Direction: 
NE
Optimal Wind Direction: 
SW
Tide: 
Low
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Crowd Level: 
3

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Description: 

Matakana Island is a beach break on a sandy beach, located along the coast of Matakana Island. You will need a boat or take the ferry, you can take your car across on the ferry. note you are not allowed to paddle the channel between Matakana Island and Mount Maunganui. There are several peaks along the beach to choose from with both right and left handers. The wave is punchy and fun. Good for Intermediate to expert surfers.

Directions: 
From Tauranga City, head across the channel from Mount Maunganui to matakana Island. You will need a boat or take the ferry, you can take your car across on the ferry. You are not allowed to paddle across the channel between south Matakana Island and Mount Maunganui.
Nearest Town: 
Mt Maunganui
Nearest City: 
Tauranga
Travel Time from City: 
20mins
Road in: 
Gravel
Walk in: 
Yes
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Beach View: 
NZ-Surf-Guide_Beach-View_Matakana-Island
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