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Motuau Island water temperature
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Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.7

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Motuau Island Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Tahiti, French Polynesia)

Today's Motuau Island sea temperature is 28.4 °C.

Statistics for 10 May (1981–2005) – mean: 28.0 °C, range: 27.5 °C to 28.4 °C

Very warm air temperatures and very warm water(28 °C) too at Motuau Island, warm enough for wearing board shorts and a rash vest in the surf. Cloudy, but feeling very pleasant in and out of the water.

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Motuau Island. This has been derived from analysis of two decades of oceanographic satellite measurements of nearby open water. We have calculated the average water temperature variation around the year as well as the extremes that have been observed on each date.

Motuau Island Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Motuau Island water temperatures peak in the range 28 to 30°C (82 to 86°F) on around the 17th of March and are at their coldest on about the 5th of August, in the range 25 to 26°C (77 to 79°F). Year round warm water temperatures at Motuau Island mean that a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Motuau Island can vary by several degrees compared with these open water averages. This is especially true after heavy rain, close to river mouths or after long periods of strong offshore winds. Offshore winds cause colder deep water to replace surface water that has been warmed by the sun. Air temperature, wind-chill and sunshine should also be considered before deciding on the kind of wetsuit needed to stay warm when surfing at Motuau Island. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.