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Taapuna ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.8

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Taapuna Spot ID



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Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.2 °C

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Monday, 23 July 2018, 00:06 Local time
SunMonday 23
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 13 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 15
ENE 15
ENE 15
Wind State cross-

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Taapuna in Tahiti is an exposed reef break that has very consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. A reef breaks left. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Hazards include rips,fire coral and sharks.

French Polynesia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Punaauia, 4 km from Taapuna.

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Taapuna Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Pappeete- Tahiti, 4 km from Taapuna.


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Air temperature
24.8 °C

Current weather near Taapuna

Overall Taapuna Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Ski Resorts closest to Taapuna:

  • Closest ski area
    Tukino (New Zealand)
    2567 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Whakapapa (New Zealand)
    2569 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Turoa (New Zealand)
    2573 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Manganui (New Zealand)
    2643 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Rainbow (New Zealand)
    2777 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Taapuna:

  • Closest city location
    2 mi
  • Second closest city location
    2 mi
  • Third closest city location
    3 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Apia (Samoa)
    1494 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Labasa (Fiji)
    2050 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Taapuna is Temae (Moorea) Airport (MOZ) in French Polynesia, which is 20 km (12 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Taapuna is Huahine Airport (HUH), also in French Polynesia, 181 km (112 miles) away.
Taapuna break location map and break info

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