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Vaiaau ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Vaiaau Spot ID

Type: reef

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell WSW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.6 °C

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Monday, 23 October 2017, 16:14 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.9
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Period (s) 12 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 20
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ESE 25
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Vaiaau in Raiatea is an exposed reef break Offshore winds blow from the east northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. A right hand reef. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for coral,urchin, rips, rocks and sharks.

French Polynesia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Vaiaau Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At SHIP5828, 173 km from Vaiaau.

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Current weather near Vaiaau

Overall Vaiaau Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Vaiaau:

  • Closest ski area
    Tukino (New Zealand)
    2513 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Whakapapa (New Zealand)
    2515 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Turoa (New Zealand)
    2519 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Manganui (New Zealand)
    2587 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Rainbow (New Zealand)
    2727 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Vaiaau:

  • Closest city location
    134 mi
  • Second closest city location
    136 mi
  • Third closest city location
    136 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Apia (Samoa)
    1365 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Labasa (Fiji)
    1928 mi

Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Vaiaau is Uturoa (Raiatea Island) Airport (RFP) in French Polynesia, 15 km (9 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Vaiaau is Bora Bora Airport (BOB), also in French Polynesia, 53 km (33 miles) away.
  • Third is Huahine Airport (HUH) in French Polynesia, 53 km (33 miles) away.
  • Maupiti Airport (MAU) in French Polynesia is 93 km (58 miles) away.
  • Temae (Moorea) Airport (MOZ), also in French Polynesia is the fifth nearest airport to Vaiaau and is 197 km (122 miles) away.
Vaiaau break location map and break info

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