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Papenoo Beach (Chinaman's Bay) ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Papenoo Beach (Chinaman's Bay) Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Tahiti, French Polynesia)

Papenoo Beach (Chinaman's Bay) Spot ID

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Type: beach and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NNE | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.1 °C

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 11:18 Local time
Wednesday 15
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 25
SE 20
SE 25
SE 25
Wind State cross-

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Papenoo Beach (Chinaman's Bay) in Tahiti is an exposed beach and point break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the south. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the north northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rips and sharks.

French Polynesia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Mahina, 5 km from Papenoo Beach (Chinaman's Bay).

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Papenoo Beach (Chinaman's Bay) Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Tahiti Island-Faa'a International Airport, 22 km from Papenoo Beach (Chinaman's Bay).

fresh winds from the SSW

distant precipitation but not falling at station
Air temperature
27.3 °C

Current weather near Papenoo Beach (Chinaman's Bay)

Overall Papenoo Beach (Chinaman's Bay) Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Ski Resorts closest to Papenoo Beach (Chinaman's Bay):

  • Closest ski area
    Tukino (New Zealand)
    2581 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Whakapapa (New Zealand)
    2583 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Turoa (New Zealand)
    2587 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Manganui (New Zealand)
    2656 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
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    2791 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Papenoo Beach (Chinaman's Bay):

  • Closest city location
    12 mi
  • Second closest city location
    13 mi
  • Third closest city location
    16 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Apia (Samoa)
    1507 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Labasa (Fiji)
    2063 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Papenoo Beach (Chinaman's Bay) is Temae (Moorea) Airport (MOZ) in French Polynesia, which is 38 km (24 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Papenoo Beach (Chinaman's Bay) is Huahine Airport (HUH), also in French Polynesia, 195 km (121 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Papenoo Beach (Chinaman's Bay), Tahiti. Use the tab navigation above to view Papenoo Beach (Chinaman's Bay) sea temperature, Papenoo Beach (Chinaman's Bay) photographs, Papenoo Beach (Chinaman's Bay) detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Papenoo Beach (Chinaman's Bay) webcams, current wind from Tahiti live weather stations and Papenoo Beach (Chinaman's Bay) 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 Papenoo Beach (Chinaman's Bay).