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Vairao ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.8
Consistency of Surf: 4.8
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.5

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Vairao break guidePhoto by: Tepo Faraire

Vairao Surf Guide

Vairao in Tahiti is an exposed reef break that is usually a safe bet. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south. A reef breaks left. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Take care of sharks ,rocks,urchins and sharks.

Vairao Spot Info

Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
28.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Vairao:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Vairao 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 74% of the time in April while 25% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% 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 Vairao Location Map

Interactive Vairao 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 Vairao is Temae (Moorea) Airport (MOZ) in French Polynesia, which is 59 km (37 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Vairao is Huahine Airport (HUH), also in French Polynesia, 220 km (137 miles) away.

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Vairao Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 27 February 2021, 02:15 Local Time
FriSaturday 27
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 11 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 25
W 25
WSW 25
WSW 25
Wind State cross-
on on

Swell History at Vairao

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

Wind History at Vairao

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

Vairao Reviews:

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Based on 4 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.5
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s54.8
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s54.8
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s44.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s44.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s22.0
  • ...

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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Maraamu2008 from French Polynesia
“Vairao te ava rahi est pour moi un des meilleurs spot de surf.local boy's in tha hood....”

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