The town of Hauru and the former Club Med which lent this break it's name are both around the corner on the west-facing coast. Hauru is a narrow cut in the fringing reef near the Intercontinental on the north coast, which seems to favour lefthanders with a bit of W in the swell. Fast and shallow is the theme while the right is even worse and only for chargers with little regard for the boiling shut down sections. There is an easier left back at the entrance to Opunohu bay. Currents get really strong and the nearby motu's are shark diving hotspots.