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Tahai ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Tahai break guidePhoto by: All guti

Tahai Surf Guide

Tahai on the West Coast is an exposed reef break that has inconsistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. There is a right hand reef break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of rocks and urchins.

Tahai Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
24.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tahai:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tahai occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Tahai 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 21% of the time in January while 14% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 65% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
21%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
14%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
65%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Tahai Location Map

Interactive Tahai 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 Tahai is Mataveri International (Easter Island) Airport (IPC) in Chile, which is 3 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Tahai is (Carnarvon) Airport (CVQ) in Australia, 493 km (306 miles) away.

Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Tahai Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 02:27 Local Time
Tuesday 13
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 0.4
NW
0.4
NW
0.4
NW
0.4
NW
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
WSW 0
WNW 0
N 5
NNE
Wind State cross-
on
glass glass cross

Swell History at Tahai

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

Wind History at Tahai

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Tahai. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: consistent
    6km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Tahai:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.