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Papara Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.0

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Papara Beach Spot ID

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.7 °C

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Monday, 16 July 2018, 06:45 Local time
SunMonday 16
Wave (m) 1.9
Period (s) 15 18 18 17
Wind (km/h) 35
SE 40
SE 40
SE 40
Wind State cross-

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Papara Beach in Tahiti is an exposed beach and reef break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the north. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care of rocks, rips and sharks.

French Polynesia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Papara Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Pappeete- Tahiti, 23 km from Papara Beach.


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Air temperature
22.5 °C

Current weather near Papara Beach

Overall Papara Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Ski Resorts closest to Papara Beach:

  • Closest ski area
    Tukino (New Zealand)
    2565 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Whakapapa (New Zealand)
    2567 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Turoa (New Zealand)
    2571 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Manganui (New Zealand)
    2640 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Rainbow (New Zealand)
    2774 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Papara Beach:

  • Closest city location
    11 mi
  • Second closest city location
    14 mi
  • Third closest city location
    16 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Apia (Samoa)
    1502 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Labasa (Fiji)
    2056 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Papara Beach is Temae (Moorea) Airport (MOZ) in French Polynesia, which is 41 km (25 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Papara Beach is Huahine Airport (HUH), also in French Polynesia, 201 km (125 miles) away.
Papara Beach break location map and break info

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

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.