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Vairao ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.7
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.7

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Vairao Spot ID

Me at home, Vairao photo


Photo credit: Tepo Faraire

The dream, Vairao photo


Photo credit: Tepo Faraire

Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.5 °C

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Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 14:25 Local time
Wednesday 18
Wave (m) 1.9
Period (s) 15 15 15 19
Wind (km/h) 35
ESE 30
ESE 25
E 25
Wind State cross-

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Vairao in Tahiti is an exposed reef break that is usually a safe bet. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south. A reef breaks left. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Take care of sharks ,rocks,urchins and sharks.

French Polynesia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Afaahiti, 5 km from Vairao.

IS AT (local time)

Vairao Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Taiarapu -Est, 16 km from Vairao.

light winds from the E

no report
Air temperature
26.8 °C

Current weather near Vairao

Overall Vairao Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Vairao Location Maps

Vairao Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Vairao:

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Wave buoys nearest to Vairao:

Tide stations nearest to Vairao:

  • Closest tide station
    3 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    20 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    22 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    22 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    24 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Vairao:

  • Closest ski area
    Tukino (New Zealand)
    2573 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Whakapapa (New Zealand)
    2575 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Turoa (New Zealand)
    2579 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Manganui (New Zealand)
    2649 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Rainbow (New Zealand)
    2782 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Vairao:

  • Closest city location
    22 mi
  • Second closest city location
    23 mi
  • Third closest city location
    26 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Apia (Samoa)
    1515 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Labasa (Fiji)
    2069 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Vairao is Temae (Moorea) Airport (MOZ) in French Polynesia, which is 59 km (37 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Vairao is Huahine Airport (HUH), also in French Polynesia, 220 km (137 miles) away.
Vairao break location map and break info

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