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Haapiti ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.6
Difficulty Level: 4.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.2
Crowds: 4.4

Overall: 3.3

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Haapiti Surf Guide

Haapiti in Moorea 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 northeast with some shelter here from southeast winds. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. A reef breaks left. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of rips, rocks and sharks.

Haapiti Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Haapiti:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Haapiti with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 66% of the time in April while 21% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 13% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Haapiti Location Map

Interactive Haapiti 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 Haapiti is Temae (Moorea) Airport (MOZ) in French Polynesia, which is 14 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Haapiti is Huahine Airport (HUH), also in French Polynesia, 158 km (98 miles) away.

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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Haapiti Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 April 2021, 17:47 Local Time
Saturday 10Sun
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 16 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 20
ENE 20
ENE 25
Wind State off cross-

Swell History at Haapiti

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

Wind History at Haapiti

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

Haapiti Reviews:

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Based on 5 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.3
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s54.8
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s43.6
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s44.2
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.2
  • Crowds:Icon  s44.4
  • ...

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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Moorea Boy from French Polynesia
“Dangerous Spot , lots of tourists have been caught in the huge current. They ended up way out far from the spot, powerful current, dangerous it is! And there's BIG SHARKS 18 people have been attacked at Haapiti surf spot in only 3years! Now its forbidden to go there, sharks are too dangerous. Taapuna is a surf spot in Tahiti its more safe. Never go back to Haapiti or you'll die quickly !!!!”

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We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.