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Motu Mahara ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Motu Mahara Surf Guide

Motu Mahara in Huahine is a fairly exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the west. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the north. A left hand reef break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care of coral,urchin, rips and rocks.

Motu Mahara Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Motu Mahara:

The best conditions reported for surf at Motu Mahara occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Motu Mahara with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 9% of the time in December while 33% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 58% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
9%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
33%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
58%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Motu Mahara Location Map

Interactive Motu Mahara 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 Motu Mahara is Huahine Airport (HUH) in French Polynesia, 6 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Motu Mahara is Uturoa (Raiatea Island) Airport (RFP), also in French Polynesia, 52 km (32 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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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.
Motu Mahara Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 08:54 Local Time
Sunday 11
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 0.7
N
0.7
N
0.8
NNE
0.9
NNE
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 20
ENE 20
E 20
E
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Swell History at Motu Mahara

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

Wind History at Motu Mahara

Wind stats for Motu Mahara, 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 Motu Mahara. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    12km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    12km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Motu Mahara:

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.