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Nao Nao 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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Nao Nao Surf Guide

Nao Nao in Raiatea is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf Offshore winds are from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. A right hand reef break. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of coral,urchin, rips, rocks and sharks.

Nao Nao Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Nao Nao:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Nao Nao 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 8% of the time in May while 29% 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
8%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
29%
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 Nao Nao Location Map

Interactive Nao Nao 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 Nao Nao is Uturoa (Raiatea Island) Airport (RFP) in French Polynesia, 22 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Nao Nao is Huahine Airport (HUH), also in French Polynesia, 49 km (30 miles) away.

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Nao Nao Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 11:51 Local Time
Wednesday 03
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
Period (s) 20 19 19 19
Wind (km/h) 15
SE 15
SE 15
ESE 15
ESE
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Swell History at Nao Nao

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

Wind History at Nao Nao

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

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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: rarely breaks
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    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    12km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    15km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    19km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    20km away

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