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Faaroa ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Faaroa Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.0 °C

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Sunday, 22 July 2018, 12:13 Local time
Sunday 22
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 12 12 11 11
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 20
ENE 15
ENE 15
Wind State on on on cross-

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Faaroa in Raiatea is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the southwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southeast. A reef breaks right. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include coral,urchin, rips, rocks,localism.

French Polynesia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Faaroa Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At SHIP11020, 42 km from Faaroa.


Air temperature
28.1 °C

Current weather near Faaroa

Overall Faaroa Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Faaroa:

  • Closest ski area
    Tukino (New Zealand)
    2521 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Whakapapa (New Zealand)
    2523 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Turoa (New Zealand)
    2527 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Manganui (New Zealand)
    2595 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Rainbow (New Zealand)
    2735 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Faaroa:

  • Closest city location
    129 mi
  • Second closest city location
    131 mi
  • Third closest city location
    131 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Apia (Samoa)
    1372 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Labasa (Fiji)
    1935 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Faaroa is Uturoa (Raiatea Island) Airport (RFP) in French Polynesia, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Faaroa is Huahine Airport (HUH), also in French Polynesia, 40 km (25 miles) away.
  • Third is Bora Bora Airport (BOB) in French Polynesia, 56 km (35 miles) away.
  • Maupiti Airport (MAU) in French Polynesia is 101 km (63 miles) away.
  • Temae (Moorea) Airport (MOZ), also in French Polynesia is the fifth nearest airport to Faaroa and is 189 km (117 miles) away.
Faaroa break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Faaroa, Raiatea. Use the tab navigation above to view Faaroa sea temperature, Faaroa photographs, Faaroa detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Faaroa webcams, current wind from Raiatea live weather stations and Faaroa tide predictions. The French Polynesia swell maps link will open up the big picture showing French Polynesia and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from French Polynesia wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Faaroa.