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Papenoo Rivermouth (L'Embouchure) ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.3
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.5
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 2.8

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Papenoo Rivermouth (L'Embouchure) Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Tahiti, French Polynesia)

Papenoo Rivermouth (L'Embouchure) Surf Guide

Papenoo Rivermouth (L'Embouchure) in Tahiti is an exposed river break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the south. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the north. The river breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around low tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rips and sharks.

Papenoo Rivermouth (L'Embouchure) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Papenoo Rivermouth (L'Embouchure):

The best conditions reported for surf at Papenoo Rivermouth (L'Embouchure) occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Papenoo Rivermouth (L'Embouchure) (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Papenoo Rivermouth (L'Embouchure) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 4% of the time in December while 13% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 83% 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).

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Interactive Papenoo Rivermouth (L'Embouchure) 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 Papenoo Rivermouth (L'Embouchure) is Temae (Moorea) Airport (MOZ) in French Polynesia, which is 39 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Papenoo Rivermouth (L'Embouchure) is Huahine Airport (HUH), also in French Polynesia, 196 km (122 miles) away.

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Papenoo Rivermouth (L'Embouchure) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 21:25 Local Time
ThuFriday 23
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 6 6 9 7
Wind (km/h) 25
ESE 20
E 15
E 15
Wind State cross-
cross cross

Swell History at Papenoo Rivermouth (L'Embouchure)

Surf stats for Papenoo Rivermouth (L'Embouchure), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Papenoo Rivermouth (L'Embouchure)

Wind stats for Papenoo Rivermouth (L'Embouchure), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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