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French Polynesia Surf Reports and Surf Forecasts

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Conditions Summary
  Papenoo
 
4.5ft 7secs 101° 20mph E - Cross shore - 94°
 Haapiti
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4.5ft 14secs 220° 18mph E - Offshore - 93°
 Hauru
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4.5ft 14secs 220° 18mph E - Offshore - 93°
 Maharepa
 
4ft 7secs 96° 18mph E - Cross shore - 93°
 Papara
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5.5ft 14secs 221° 19mph E - Offshore - 95°
 Papeari
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5.5ft 14secs 221° 19mph E - Cross/offshore - 95°
 Passe de Maraa
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5.5ft 14secs 221° 19mph E - Offshore - 95°
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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Local News
News Image Dungeons Opening Day
Dungeons comes to life for the first time this winter and the locals go to town on the Cape Town heavy.
News Image Sunset Over Summer
SUNSET rears its head for the best swell of this year with the locals surfing from sunrise to sunset.
News Image The Elands Hoax
ELANDS Bay surfers erected a sign on the well known break banning alternative craft, it worked, for a while.
News Image Out of Africa
Marc Lacomare, Alain Riou, Aritz Aranburu and the diamond tipped left somewhere in Africa.
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