uk es it fr pt nl
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

See all 18 ratings

Based on 2 votes. Vote


Surf Report Feed
Vaiaau surf break
Icon reef  red
Reef
Icon  s3
Vaiaau location mapGet alerts  temp

Vaiaau Surf Forecast / Raiatea / French Polynesia

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Sunday 28 Feb 2021 TAHT
Forecast update in  hr  min  s Update imminent
Vaiaau surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Vaiaau sea temperature is 28.9 °C (Statistics for 28 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 28.7 max: 29.6 min: 27.7 °C)
Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Vaiaau surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Vaiaau sea temperature is 28.9 °C (Statistics for 28 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 28.7 max: 29.6 min: 27.7 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Raiatea

  1. weather stationWind Update Onshore wind has changed to cross-on at Vaiaau (light winds from the SW at Bora Bora 53 km from Vaiaau). 0.9m 9 s period swell from S with an additional 0.7m 9 s period swell from W

    Vaiaau
Expand
<
>
View all


Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Vaiaau this week:

The surf forecast for Vaiaau over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (Feb 28) at 2PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.8m and 9s period with a secondary swell of 0.7m and 8s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Vaiaau in the next 7 days are 0.9m 20s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Mar 03) at 8AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.8m 10s period and expected on Wednesday (Mar 03) at 2AM.

Wave TypeTime (TAHT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 2PM (Sun 28th Feb)2.5ft (0.8m) 9s
Best Surf 8AM (Wed 3rd Mar)3ft (0.9m) 20s
Most Powerful 8AM (Wed 3rd Mar)3ft (0.9m) 20s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Vaiaau over the next 7 days.

Updates in  hr  min  s Update imminent
Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sun
07
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
02110002344433333222000
T frenchpolynesia.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T frenchpolynesia.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T frenchpolynesia.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T frenchpolynesia.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T frenchpolynesia.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T frenchpolynesia.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T frenchpolynesia.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T frenchpolynesia.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
0.8
SSE
0.8
S
0.7
SSE
0.7
WSW
0.7
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.5
WSW
0.6
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.5
NNE
0.2
NNW
999109982221201918181716161515141413102
11510871948661403175416156305724803643393062071931361337000
20
SW
10
WSW
5
WSW
5
W
10
SSW
10
SSE
10
ESE
10
SSE
15
S
15
SE
15
SE
10
ESE
10
SE
15
SE
5
E
10
NNE
0
NE
10
NE
15
NNE
10
N
10
NW
15
NNW
15
NNW
cross-
on
onononcross-
on
crosscross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross
12:55PM
0.24
1:11AM
0.27
1:11PM
0.24
1:34AM
0.26
1:28PM
0.25
1:55AM
0.24
1:46PM
0.24
2:14AM
0.22
2:03PM
0.23
2:26AM
0.19
2:15PM
0.22
2:21AM
0.16
2:13PM
0.20
1:27AM
0.14
1:33PM
0.18
6:55PM
-0.00
7:18AM
0.02
7:17PM
-0.01
7:34AM
0.02
7:41PM
-0.01
7:49AM
0.04
8:04PM
0.01
8:01AM
0.05
8:26PM
0.03
8:04AM
0.07
8:41PM
0.06
7:48AM
0.08
8:34PM
0.10
6:56AM
0.08

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Vaiaau blow from the ENE

Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sun
07
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
rain showers
thunderstorm
clear
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
thunderstorm
risk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- dersome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearrain shwrsrisk thund- derclearrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- dersome cloudssome cloudsrisk thund- derrisk thund- derclearsome cloudsrain shwrsrisk thund- der
592----12-21325--42--12
2828282828282728282728282727272828282728282727
2828282828272728272728272727272828272728272727
2828282828282728282728282727272828282728282727
6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:07-
-6:30--6:30--6:29--6:28--6:28--6:27--6:25--6:25

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 22mm), heaviest during Sun afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Sun morning, min 27°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 19mm), heaviest on Thu night. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Fri morning, min 27°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

FREE! Surf-Forecast.com widget for your website

The surf report / weather widget below is available to embed on third party websites free of charge and provides a summary of our Vaiaau surf forecast. Simply grab the html code snippet that we provide and paste it into your own site. You can choose your preferred language and metric/imperial units for the surf forecast feed to suit users of your site. Click here to get the code.


Information about the Vaiaau Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Vaiaau provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Vaiaau can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Vaiaau surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Vaiaau) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Vaiaau may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Raiatea? If you are looking for accommodation near Vaiaau, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Raiatea, consider staying in Anau which is 45 km (28 miles) away.