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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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 Papetoai

French Polynesia, Moorea

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 17° 29.166' S
Longitude: 149° 51.87' W

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 Access

Paddle from the coast between Tipaniers iti surf lodge and Papetoai village (easier with boat or canöe), about 15-20 min.

English (Translate this text in English): Paddle from the coast between Tipaniers iti surf lodge and Papetoai village (easier with boat or canöe), about 15-20 min.

English (Translate this text in English): Paddle from the coast between Tipaniers iti surf lodge and Papetoai village (easier with boat or canöe), about 15-20 min.

English (Translate this text in English): Paddle from the coast between Tipaniers iti surf lodge and Papetoai village (easier with boat or canöe), about 15-20 min.

DistanceDon't know

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

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Public access?Public access

Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Opunohu's left

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)

Wave

TypeReef-coral

DirectionLeft

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerPowerful

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West

Good wind directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movement

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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 Additional Information

That's a rare, but perfect fast wave with an endless barrel section. Not a lot of water under your feet....

English (Translate this text in English): That's a rare, but perfect fast wave with an endless barrel section. Not a lot of water under your feet....

English (Translate this text in English): That's a rare, but perfect fast wave with an endless barrel section. Not a lot of water under your feet....

English (Translate this text in English): That's a rare, but perfect fast wave with an endless barrel section. Not a lot of water under your feet....

Atmosphere

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It's one of the most beautiful landscape : the opunohu's bay (the first discovered by James Cook). Surf in paradise.

English (Translate this text in English): It's one of the most beautiful landscape : the opunohu's bay (the first discovered by James Cook). Surf in paradise.

English (Translate this text in English): It's one of the most beautiful landscape : the opunohu's bay (the first discovered by James Cook). Surf in paradise.

English (Translate this text in English): It's one of the most beautiful landscape : the opunohu's bay (the first discovered by James Cook). Surf in paradise.

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By D , 01-12-2005

Stonefish - Opunohu means "Stonefish" so watch your feet on the dark sand beaches aroung here.

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