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French Polynesia Surf Reports and Surf Forecasts

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Conditions Summary
  Papenoo
 
1.5ft 8secs 63° 13mph ENE - Cross/onshore - 75°
 Haapiti
Star Star Star Star
4ft 15secs 209° 13mph ENE - Offshore - 69°
 Hauru
Star
4ft 15secs 209° 13mph ENE - Cross/offshore - 69°
 Maharepa
 
0ft 0secs 0° 13mph ENE - Cross/onshore - 69°
 Papara
Star Star Star Star Star
5ft 15secs 211° 12mph ENE - Offshore - 69°
 Papeari
Star Star Star Star Star
5ft 15secs 211° 12mph ENE - Offshore - 69°
 Passe de Maraa
Star Star Star Star Star
5ft 15secs 211° 12mph ENE - Offshore - 69°
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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News Image Pico Alto Goes Tuesday
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News Image Mel Stands 40ft Tall
PETER Mel wins the Billabong Pico Alto 2011 Copa Burn in 40ft surf, taking down Big Wave World Tour Rd2.
News Image Pico Alto Goes Today
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News Image Sterling's Triumph
JAMIE Sterling takes the Pico Alto championship title and Big Wave World Tour rating's lead in 30ft plus seas.
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