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Faaroa ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Faaroa Surf Guide

Faaroa in Raiatea is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the southwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southeast. A reef breaks right. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include coral,urchin, rips, rocks,localism.

Faaroa Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Faaroa:

The best conditions reported for surf at Faaroa occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Faaroa (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Faaroa with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 7% of the time in May while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 63% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
7%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
30%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
63%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Faaroa Location Map

Interactive Faaroa surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Faaroa is Uturoa (Raiatea Island) Airport (RFP) in French Polynesia, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Faaroa is Huahine Airport (HUH), also in French Polynesia, 40 km (25 miles) away.

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Faaroa Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 04:13 Local Time
Thursday 22
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 1.2
S
0.7
SSW
0.8
SSW
1.0
SSW
Period (s) 9 18 18 18
Wind (km/h) 30
E 30
E 25
E 20
E
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Faaroa

Surf stats for Faaroa, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Faaroa

Wind stats for Faaroa, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Faaroa. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    12km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    13km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    13km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    15km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Faaroa: