When the winter N swells roll in, Moorea Island is worth the effort for it's quality north coast reef passes. The entrance to the Bay of Cook (Pao Pao) has what some call a fun left, despite the coral reef being close under fin. Too much E in the wind will mess it up although the shallower, nastier right across the channel will be cleaner. Take a dugout to these spots as currents and distance is against paddling.

To the east, Maharepa has another pass holding good waves.

  • All Tides
  • Left-hand break over submerged reef
  • Sand
  • NW - NE
  • Southerly
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