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Papa Tangaroa ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.2

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Papa Tangaroa break guidePhoto by: All guti

Papa Tangaroa Surf Guide

Papa Tenga Roa on the West Coast is a fairly exposed reef break that has reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Ideal winds are from the southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. A reef breaks right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of urchins, rips, rocks and sharks.

Papa Tangaroa Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
20.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Papa Tangaroa:

The best conditions reported for surf at Papa Tangaroa occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:
Pacific-Ocean wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Papa Tangaroa sea temperature, Papa Tangaroa photographs, Papa Tangaroa detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Papa Tangaroa webcams, current wind from Easter Island live weather stations and Papa Tangaroa tide predictions. The Chile swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Chile and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Chile wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Papa Tangaroa

Papa Tangaroa Surf:

Saturday, 15 August 2020, 08:58 Local time
Saturday 15
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 16 16 16 18
Wind (km/h) 45
ENE 45
ENE 45
ENE 45
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Hanga Piko, Easter Island, 5 km from Papa Tangaroa.

IS AT (local time)

Papa Tangaroa Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At EasterIsland, 4 km from Papa Tangaroa.

moderate winds from the E

Light rain
Air temperature
17 °C

Current weather near Papa Tangaroa

Overall Papa Tangaroa Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Surf stats for Papa Tangaroa: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Papa Tangaroa: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Haka Nini Rapa Nui, Papa Tangaroa photo

Papa Tangaroa

Photo credit: Braden Fox

Papa Tangaroa Location Maps

Papa Tangaroa Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Easter Island surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Papa Tangaroa

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Papa Tangaroa:

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Wave buoys nearest to Papa Tangaroa:

Tide stations nearest to Papa Tangaroa:

  • Closest tide station
    Hanga Piko, Easter Island
    3 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Easter Island
    4 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Mangareva Island
    1622 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Rikitea, Gambier Islands
    1622 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Mururoa Atoll
    1881 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Papa Tenga Roa is Mataveri International (Easter Island) Airport (IPC) in Chile, which is 3 km (2 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Papa Tenga Roa is (Carnarvon) Airport (CVQ) in Australia, 492 km (306 miles) away.
Papa Tangaroa break location map and break info