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Pirae ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Pirae Surf Guide

Pirae in Tahiti is an exposed break. that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northwest.. Hazards include rocks, sharks and pollution.

Pirae Spot Info

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

Surfing Pirae:

The best conditions reported for surf at Pirae occur when a North-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Pirae with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 9% of the time in January while 18% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 73% 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 Pirae Location Map

Interactive Pirae 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 Pirae is Temae (Moorea) Airport (MOZ) in French Polynesia, which is 25 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Pirae is Huahine Airport (HUH), also in French Polynesia, 184 km (114 miles) away.

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Pirae Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 14:27 Local Time
Friday 16
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 8 6 7 14
Wind (km/h) 20
NE 20
NE 10
ENE 10
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Pirae

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

Wind History at Pirae

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

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