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French Polynesia Surf Reports and Surf Forecasts

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Conditions Summary
  Papenoo
 
3.5ft 6secs 86° 18mph ENE - Onshore - 70°
 Haapiti
Star
3ft 11secs 196° 16mph ENE - Offshore - 69°
 Hauru
 
0ft 0secs 0° 16mph ENE - Cross/offshore - 69°
 Maharepa
 
3ft 6secs 73° 16mph ENE - Cross/onshore - 69°
 Papara
Star Star
2.5ft 12secs 199° 16mph ENE - Offshore - 73°
 Papeari
Star Star
2.5ft 12secs 199° 16mph ENE - Offshore - 73°
 Passe de Maraa
Star Star
2.5ft 12secs 199° 16mph ENE - Offshore - 73°
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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