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Motuau Island ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.7

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Motuau Island Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell N | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.0 °C

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Thursday, 20 September 2018, 11:50 Local time
Thursday 20
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - 8 - 9
Wind (km/h) 30
SE 30
SE 35
SE 35
Wind State cross-

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Motuau Island in Tahiti is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Ideal winds are from the south. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the north. A reef breaks left. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rocks and sharks.

French Polynesia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Mahina, 2 km from Motuau Island.

IS AT (local time)

Motuau Island Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Tahiti Island-Faa'a International Airport, 16 km from Motuau Island.

light winds from the NNW

Air temperature
27.6 °C

Current weather near Motuau Island

Overall Motuau Island Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Ski Resorts closest to Motuau Island:

  • Closest ski area
    Tukino (New Zealand)
    2579 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Whakapapa (New Zealand)
    2580 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Turoa (New Zealand)
    2584 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Manganui (New Zealand)
    2654 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Rainbow (New Zealand)
    2788 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Motuau Island:

  • Closest city location
    9 mi
  • Second closest city location
    9 mi
  • Third closest city location
    13 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Apia (Samoa)
    1502 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Labasa (Fiji)
    2059 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Motuau Island is Temae (Moorea) Airport (MOZ) in French Polynesia, which is 31 km (19 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Motuau Island is Huahine Airport (HUH), also in French Polynesia, 188 km (117 miles) away.
Motuau Island break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Motuau Island, Tahiti. Use the tab navigation above to view Motuau Island sea temperature, Motuau Island photographs, Motuau Island detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Motuau Island webcams, current wind from Tahiti live weather stations and Motuau Island 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 Motuau Island.