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Tuamotu Island ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 4.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.3
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 3.1

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Tuamotu Island Surf Photo: 'The famous left' by Rob Davies

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Open ocean wave model on 9 February at 9 am

Forecast wind and swell just offshore from Tuamotu Island around the time the photo was taken

The famous left, Tuamotu Island
user: Rob Davies (852 photos)
photo taken at: 10:26 am 9 Feb 2013

The famous left

New Zealand | Tuamotu Island

Average rating: 3.0
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From Sponge Bay, with a LOT of zoom. It's a very long paddle/low-tide walk, but the small crew out here today arrived by boat and jet-ski.

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.