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Pai-Pai water temperature
Pai-Pai ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.7

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Pai-Pai Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Raiatea, French Polynesia)

Today's Pai-Pai sea temperature is 28.4 °C.

Statistics for 16 May (1981–2005) – mean: 28.1 °C, range: 27.5 °C to 28.7 °C

Sunny with very warm air temperatures, feeling like 28 °C once we account for any wind. Sea temperatures (28 °C) very warm too. Staying comfortable in the water at Pai-Pai won't be a problem, but wear at least a rash-vest to keep the UV off.

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Pai-Pai. 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.

Pai-Pai Water Temperature Graph

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

Pai-Pai sea water temperatures peak in the range 28 to 30°C (82 to 86°F) on around the 9th of March and are at their coldest on about the 3rd of August, in the range 25 to 27°C (77 to 81°F). Year round warm sea water temperatures at Pai-Pai 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 Pai-Pai 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 Pai-Pai. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.