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Taapuna ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 4.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.8

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Taapuna break guidePhoto by: Bogus

Taapuna Surf Guide

Taapuna in Tahiti is an exposed reef break that has very consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. A reef breaks left. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Hazards include rips,fire coral and sharks.

Taapuna Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
28.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Taapuna:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Taapuna 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 69% of the time in March while 16% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 15% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
69%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
16%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
15%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Taapuna Location Map

Interactive Taapuna 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 Taapuna is Temae (Moorea) Airport (MOZ) in French Polynesia, which is 20 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Taapuna is Huahine Airport (HUH), also in French Polynesia, 181 km (112 miles) away.

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Taapuna Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 10:00 Local Time
Thursday 25
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.0
SSW
1.0
S
1.0
S
1.1
SW
Period (s) 14 13 13 16
Wind (km/h) 25
NW 25
NW 20
NW 20
NW
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Taapuna

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

Wind History at Taapuna

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

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