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Papa Tangaroa ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.2

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Papa Tangaroa Spot ID

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Papa Tangaroa

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Type: reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.4 °C

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Sunday, 18 August 2019, 16:20 Local time
Sunday 18Mon
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 15 15 15 17
Wind (km/h) 30
WSW 35
WSW 35
WSW 30
Wind State cross cross-

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Papa Tenga Roa on the West Coast is a fairly exposed reef break that has reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Ideal winds are from the southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. A reef breaks right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of urchins, rips, rocks and sharks.

Pacific-Ocean wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Hanga Piko, Easter Island, 5 km from Papa Tangaroa.

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Papa Tangaroa Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Easter Island, 4 km from Papa Tangaroa.

moderate winds from the W

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
21 °C

Current weather near Papa Tangaroa

Overall Papa Tangaroa Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Papa Tangaroa Location Maps

Papa Tangaroa Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Papa Tangaroa:

  • Closest city location
    2208 mi
  • Second closest city location
    2213 mi
  • Third closest city location
    2215 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    2215 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    2218 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Papa Tenga Roa is Mataveri International (Easter Island) Airport (IPC) in Chile, which is 3 km (2 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Papa Tenga Roa is (Carnarvon) Airport (CVQ) in Australia, 492 km (306 miles) away.
Papa Tangaroa break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Papa Tangaroa, Easter Island. Use the tab navigation above to view Papa Tangaroa sea temperature, Papa Tangaroa photographs, Papa Tangaroa detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Papa Tangaroa webcams, current wind from Easter Island live weather stations and Papa Tangaroa tide predictions. The Chile swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Chile 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 Chile 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 Papa Tangaroa.