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Vaiaau ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Vaiaau Surf Guide

Vaiaau in Raiatea is an exposed reef break Offshore winds blow from the east northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. A right hand reef. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for coral,urchin, rips, rocks and sharks.

Vaiaau Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
28.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Vaiaau:

The best conditions reported for surf at Vaiaau occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Vaiaau with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 70% of the time in April while 11% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 19% 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 Vaiaau Location Map

Interactive Vaiaau 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 closest passenger airport to Vaiaau is Uturoa (Raiatea Island) Airport (RFP) in French Polynesia, 15 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Vaiaau is Bora Bora Airport (BOB), also in French Polynesia, 53 km (33 miles) away.

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Vaiaau Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 1 March 2021, 21:49 Local Time
MonTuesday 02
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 9 9 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 20
SSE 15
SSE 10
Wind State cross cross cross cross-

Swell History at Vaiaau

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

Wind History at Vaiaau

Wind stats for Vaiaau, 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 Vaiaau. Click below to view there surf guides.

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    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    3km away
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    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    13km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    14km away

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