What's the Surf Like?
There are basically two surf seasons in Tahiti. From October to March, the summer swells are from the north, which are the same swells that hit Hawaii - only smaller and 3-5 days later. This swell hits the 77 atolls of the Tuamotus. Some waves are hollow on the outside and become less heavy and have more of a wall as the wave wraps into the reef passes of the atolls. This allows less experienced surfers to take off further inside and the hardcore to take on the hollow barrels! From April to September, quality surf are generated from low pressure systems traveling from Antarctica to New Zealand and up to Tahiti. It's in Winter (May to August) that Tahiti gets it's best waves. The breaks along the south and southwest coasts are mainly reef breaks, and can be very powerful, hollow waves similar to Hawaii or the Mentawais! Despite being known as a big wave destination, Tahiti has waves to suit surfers of all varying levels of experience. The quality reef breaks on Moorea's north coast also produce great waves similar to the island of Tahiti, both islands are without beach breaks. With boat access you have access to some unbelievable waves!
The Teahupoo region is a true surfers paradise. What most people don't know that there are a number of other breaks beyond the well known wave at Teahupoo. Due to Tahiti's position, facing the full uninterrupted force of the South Pacific, waves can be had all year round. The prime season is March through to October, however its not uncommon to get southerly swells of any size imaginable all year round. Teahupoo has seven spots within five miles of each other, all breaking in different swells and winds, so its bound to be good somewhere.
You can combine a stay on Tahiti with anyone of the other beautiful resorts located on the islands of either Moorea, Huahine or Bora Bora. Tahiti can be a great destination for partners, friends and family who are looking for a water sports filled adventure or a relaxing break in paradise.
If you want to stay close to the surf throughout the island chains we can hook you up with a variety of alternatives, whether it be in 5 star resort or a family run 'Pension' which we know as a guest house. We can customise a combined package which incorporates all that Tahiti and her outer islands have to offer, the choice is really up too you.....!!!!