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

Overall: 3.7

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Paea Surf Guide

Paea in Tahiti is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. The beach breaks are all rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Hazards include rips and sharks.

Paea Spot Info

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

Surfing Paea:

The best conditions reported for surf at Paea 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 Paea (for consistent clean waves)?

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Paea with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 68% of the time in March while 14% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 18% 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 Paea Location Map

Interactive Paea 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 nearest passenger airport to Paea is Temae (Moorea) Airport (MOZ) in French Polynesia, which is 31 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Paea is Huahine Airport (HUH), also in French Polynesia, 191 km (119 miles) away.

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Paea Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 00:04 Local Time
MonTuesday 20
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 18 17 16 16
Wind (km/h) 20
ESE 20
ESE 25
ESE 20
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Paea

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

Wind History at Paea

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

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