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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Motu Mahara

French Polynesia, Huahine

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
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Latitude: 16° 43.29' S
Longitude: 150° 58.579' W

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The break is not shown on the Huahine map. It is on the east coast. See the first motu on the right hand side of the map as you move from the top to the bottom. The break is on the south side of the motu, or second inlet.

English (Translate this text in English): The break is not shown on the Huahine map. It is on the east coast. See the first motu on the right hand side of the map as you move from the top to the bottom. The break is on the south side of the motu, or second inlet.

English (Translate this text in English): The break is not shown on the Huahine map. It is on the east coast. See the first motu on the right hand side of the map as you move from the top to the bottom. The break is on the south side of the motu, or second inlet.

English (Translate this text in English): The break is not shown on the Huahine map. It is on the east coast. See the first motu on the right hand side of the map as you move from the top to the bottom. The break is on the south side of the motu, or second inlet.

DistanceSurf trip

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?Hard to find

Public access?Private access

Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Heidy's

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-coral

DirectionLeft

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerHollow, Fast

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, East, NorthEast

Good wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movement

More details

Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

Webcam url 

Dangers

- Urchins
- Rips / undertow
- Rocks

 Additional Information

You can park your car at the public access at the entrance of the Sofitel Hotel. You can either paddle across the lagoon and walk down the reef (this would be a long walk). Wear sandals or booties. The other option is to walk down the resorts beach and then paddle over to the Motu. You'll still need you sandals or booties to walk around the island. There is tons of broken coral on the beach. This is a real easy paddle across a flat calm lagoon. Once you get to the Motu the walk around the island is about 300-400 yards. Once you get to the inlet side, the break is only about 35 yards out. It's amazing. You can jump into the inlet and paddle out without even getting your hair wet (total paddle time 3-5 minutes). You'll be able to see the waves lining up, and since I didn't have anyone else out as a reference point, I just kept moving over until I was in the zone and took off. Almost every wave is makeable, and begins to bowl up and barrel as it raps into the inlet and then it spits you out into the channel. I almost went over the falls once, but I'm glad I didn't. The reef is pretty sharp and I recommend you take some booties if your feet aren't tough.

English (Translate this text in English): You can park your car at the public access at the entrance of the Sofitel Hotel. You can either paddle across the lagoon and walk down the reef (this would be a long walk). Wear sandals or booties. The other option is to walk down the resorts beach and then paddle over to the Motu. You'll still need you sandals or booties to walk around the island. There is tons of broken coral on the beach. This is a real easy paddle across a flat calm lagoon. Once you get to the Motu the walk around the island is about 300-400 yards. Once you get to the inlet side, the break is only about 35 yards out. It's amazing. You can jump into the inlet and paddle out without even getting your hair wet (total paddle time 3-5 minutes). You'll be able to see the waves lining up, and since I didn't have anyone else out as a reference point, I just kept moving over until I was in the zone and took off. Almost every wave is makeable, and begins to bowl up and barrel as it raps into the inlet and then it spits you out into the channel. I almost went over the falls once, but I'm glad I didn't. The reef is pretty sharp and I recommend you take some booties if your feet aren't tough.

English (Translate this text in English): You can park your car at the public access at the entrance of the Sofitel Hotel. You can either paddle across the lagoon and walk down the reef (this would be a long walk). Wear sandals or booties. The other option is to walk down the resorts beach and then paddle over to the Motu. You'll still need you sandals or booties to walk around the island. There is tons of broken coral on the beach. This is a real easy paddle across a flat calm lagoon. Once you get to the Motu the walk around the island is about 300-400 yards. Once you get to the inlet side, the break is only about 35 yards out. It's amazing. You can jump into the inlet and paddle out without even getting your hair wet (total paddle time 3-5 minutes). You'll be able to see the waves lining up, and since I didn't have anyone else out as a reference point, I just kept moving over until I was in the zone and took off. Almost every wave is makeable, and begins to bowl up and barrel as it raps into the inlet and then it spits you out into the channel. I almost went over the falls once, but I'm glad I didn't. The reef is pretty sharp and I recommend you take some booties if your feet aren't tough.

English (Translate this text in English): You can park your car at the public access at the entrance of the Sofitel Hotel. You can either paddle across the lagoon and walk down the reef (this would be a long walk). Wear sandals or booties. The other option is to walk down the resorts beach and then paddle over to the Motu. You'll still need you sandals or booties to walk around the island. There is tons of broken coral on the beach. This is a real easy paddle across a flat calm lagoon. Once you get to the Motu the walk around the island is about 300-400 yards. Once you get to the inlet side, the break is only about 35 yards out. It's amazing. You can jump into the inlet and paddle out without even getting your hair wet (total paddle time 3-5 minutes). You'll be able to see the waves lining up, and since I didn't have anyone else out as a reference point, I just kept moving over until I was in the zone and took off. Almost every wave is makeable, and begins to bowl up and barrel as it raps into the inlet and then it spits you out into the channel. I almost went over the falls once, but I'm glad I didn't. The reef is pretty sharp and I recommend you take some booties if your feet aren't tough.

Atmosphere

Beware of the pigs that live on the little Motu. The locals keep them there. I don't know if they are friendly but I stayed away from them. Show some respect for the locals. I surfed this break during the week days with no one in the water but myself. There were only 6 or 7 guys in the water on the weekend and that's only because the waves at Fare, etc. had too much wind on them.
I helped pick up trash on the little Motu because it is so beautiful, and also help one of the local surfers get his boat un-anchored by swimming out in the inlet to where he was and held the anchor while he pulled in the line. He cut a Papaya in half and gave it too me, which I ate for lunch on the beach. Everyone was either very nice or didn't make a comment. I suggest you do the same.

English (Translate this text in English): Beware of the pigs that live on the little Motu. The locals keep them there. I don't know if they are friendly but I stayed away from them. Show some respect for the locals. I surfed this break during the week days with no one in the water but myself. There were only 6 or 7 guys in the water on the weekend and that's only because the waves at Fare, etc. had too much wind on them.<br />I helped pick up trash on the little Motu because it is so beautiful, and also help one of the local surfers get his boat un-anchored by swimming out in the inlet to where he was and held the anchor while he pulled in the line. He cut a Papaya in half and gave it too me, which I ate for lunch on the beach. Everyone was either very nice or didn't make a comment. I suggest you do the same.

English (Translate this text in English): Beware of the pigs that live on the little Motu. The locals keep them there. I don't know if they are friendly but I stayed away from them. Show some respect for the locals. I surfed this break during the week days with no one in the water but myself. There were only 6 or 7 guys in the water on the weekend and that's only because the waves at Fare, etc. had too much wind on them.&lt;br &#47;&gt;I helped pick up trash on the little Motu because it is so beautiful, and also help one of the local surfers get his boat un-anchored by swimming out in the inlet to where he was and held the anchor while he pulled in the line. He cut a Papaya in half and gave it too me, which I ate for lunch on the beach. Everyone was either very nice or didn't make a comment. I suggest you do the same.

English (Translate this text in English): Beware of the pigs that live on the little Motu. The locals keep them there. I don't know if they are friendly but I stayed away from them. Show some respect for the locals. I surfed this break during the week days with no one in the water but myself. There were only 6 or 7 guys in the water on the weekend and that's only because the waves at Fare, etc. had too much wind on them.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;I helped pick up trash on the little Motu because it is so beautiful, and also help one of the local surfers get his boat un-anchored by swimming out in the inlet to where he was and held the anchor while he pulled in the line. He cut a Papaya in half and gave it too me, which I ate for lunch on the beach. Everyone was either very nice or didn't make a comment. I suggest you do the same.

General

The spot was great! A lot of fun! I'll be adding some pictures to the site soon. The entire 8 days I was there the wave never got under 1 1/2 meters. The biggest day was 2 1/2 meters.

English (Translate this text in English): The spot was great! A lot of fun! I'll be adding some pictures to the site soon. The entire 8 days I was there the wave never got under 1 1/2 meters. The biggest day was 2 1/2 meters.

English (Translate this text in English): The spot was great! A lot of fun! I'll be adding some pictures to the site soon. The entire 8 days I was there the wave never got under 1 1&#47;2 meters. The biggest day was 2 1&#47;2 meters.

English (Translate this text in English): The spot was great! A lot of fun! I'll be adding some pictures to the site soon. The entire 8 days I was there the wave never got under 1 1&amp;#47;2 meters. The biggest day was 2 1&amp;#47;2 meters.

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By Anonymous , 15-01-2010

Anon - Perhaps it would be best for all tourists to avoid this place.

By Anonymous , 06-06-2007

- if u wanna go surf in huahine u should be a good fighter bcose the local r crazy dont take a picture or camera u gonna have big problems u need to respect then bring your stuff n go home

By Anonymous , 13-02-2007

I came in peace - hey! peace brothers! please don't fiht, this is my island, someday i'll come and conquer with my message of love and understanding.P.d: it's not an all surfers wave, i had some serious injuries with a kind of eriso.

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