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Papetoai ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Papetoai Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.1 °C

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Sunday, 23 September 2018, 09:53 Local time
Sunday 23
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 18 17 10 10
Wind (km/h) 35
SE 35
SE 35
SE 35
Wind State cross-

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Papetoai in Moorea is an exposed reef break that usually has waves. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the south with some shelter here from southeast winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. There is a left breaking reef. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of rocks, fire coral and sharks.

French Polynesia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Club Med, 1 km from Papetoai.

IS AT (local time)

Papetoai Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Tahiti-faa'a Poly Airport, 26 km from Papetoai.

light winds from the NW

Air temperature
27 °C

Current weather near Papetoai

Overall Papetoai Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Papetoai:

  • Closest ski area
    Tukino (New Zealand)
    2561 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Whakapapa (New Zealand)
    2562 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Turoa (New Zealand)
    2566 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Manganui (New Zealand)
    2636 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Rainbow (New Zealand)
    2771 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Papetoai:

  • Closest city location
    17 mi
  • Second closest city location
    20 mi
  • Third closest city location
    20 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Apia (Samoa)
    1477 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Labasa (Fiji)
    2034 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Papetoai is Temae (Moorea) Airport (MOZ) in French Polynesia, which is 10 km (6 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Papetoai is Huahine Airport (HUH), also in French Polynesia, 153 km (95 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Uturoa (Raiatea Island) Airport (RFP), also in French Polynesia, 191 km (119 miles) away.
Papetoai break location map and break info

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