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French Polynesia Surf Reports and Surf Forecasts

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Conditions Summary
  Papenoo
Star
1.5ft 14secs 328° 12mph NNE - Onshore - 18°
 Haapiti
Star Star
2.5ft 14secs 329° 13mph NNE - Cross/offshore - 24°
 Hauru
Star Grey Star
2.5ft 14secs 329° 13mph NNE - Cross/onshore - 24°
 Maharepa
Grey Star Grey Star
2.5ft 14secs 329° 13mph NNE - Onshore - 24°
 Papara
 
1.5ft 14secs 328° 11mph NNE - Offshore - 13°
 Papeari
 
1.5ft 8secs 122° 11mph NNE - Offshore - 13°
 Passe de Maraa
 
1.5ft 14secs 328° 11mph NNE - Offshore - 13°
Add a New Surf SpotRegional Overview
Tuamotus, Huahinè and Tahiti absorb much of swell which piles up from the southern storm-belt and into French Polynesia. With 200 islands making up the region, numerous perfect set-ups have yet to be surfed - or go unsurfed most of the time. Tahiti's Teahupoo is the postcard wave, with flawless but brutal barrels. Other waves are reef passes and points, some miniature versions of Teahupoo, barrelling top-to-bottom. The majority of the swell is southerly, generated off New Zealand or coming up from the Antarctic, peaking in May and October (dry season). Despite receiving the same north swells which hit Hawaii between November and March they are much reduced in power. Trade winds blow consistently from the east, shifting slightly north in the wet season and southerly in the dry. Water temperatures are a tropical 25 to 27ºC or 77 to 81ºF year-round.
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