About Taapuna

Before Teahupo'o was famous, and before Tahiti was a major surf destination, the world-class lefthanders at Taapuna played host to only a handful of local surfers and visiting pros. A perfect, hollow left that requires skill and confidence to master its technical, variable sections, its close proximity to Papeete makes it a prime candidate for crowds and hassles, so act accordingly if you do think you can handle the legendary Taapuna left.

Source: Taapuna Surf Guide

Ability Level

Advanced

Beg Int Adv

Advanced

Local Vibe

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

Can be tense.

Crowd Factor

Heavy

Mellow Heavy

Crowded.

Spot Rating

Perfect

Poor Perfect

Good.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Medium

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Clean

Additional Information

Hazards

Coral and sharks.

Access

Boat or a 20-minute paddle from shore.

Bring Your

Shortboard

Seabed

Coral.

Best Season

April-October

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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