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Pai-Pai ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.7

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Pai-Pai Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.8 °C

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Friday, 17 August 2018, 03:35 Local time
Friday 17
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 25
ESE 25
ESE 25
ESE 20
Wind State cross-

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Pai-Pai in Raiatea is an exposed reef break that only works once in a while. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. A left hand reef break. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. 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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Pai-Pai Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Bora Bora, 33 km from Pai-Pai.

light winds from the WNW

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Air temperature
28.8 °C

Current weather near Pai-Pai

Overall Pai-Pai Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Pai-Pai Location Maps

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Ski Resorts closest to Pai-Pai:

  • Closest ski area
    Tukino (New Zealand)
    2521 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Whakapapa (New Zealand)
    2523 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Turoa (New Zealand)
    2526 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Manganui (New Zealand)
    2594 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Rainbow (New Zealand)
    2736 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Pai-Pai:

  • Closest city location
    142 mi
  • Second closest city location
    144 mi
  • Third closest city location
    144 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Apia (Samoa)
    1361 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Labasa (Fiji)
    1926 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Pai-Pai is Uturoa (Raiatea Island) Airport (RFP) in French Polynesia, 10 km (6 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Pai-Pai is Bora Bora Airport (BOB), also in French Polynesia, 33 km (20 miles) away.
  • Third is Huahine Airport (HUH) in French Polynesia, 54 km (34 miles) away.
  • Maupiti Airport (MAU) in French Polynesia is 80 km (50 miles) away.
  • Temae (Moorea) Airport (MOZ), also in French Polynesia is the fifth nearest airport to Pai-Pai and is 209 km (130 miles) away.
Pai-Pai break location map and break info

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