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Latitude: 17° 29.166' S
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Paddle from the coast between Tipaniers iti surf lodge and Papetoai village (easier with boat or canöe), about 15-20 min.
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Don't know
Public access?Public access
Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat
Alternative name Opunohu's left
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
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
Week-end crowdFew surfers
That's a rare, but perfect fast wave with an endless barrel section. Not a lot of water under your feet....
It's one of the most beautiful landscape : the opunohu's bay (the first discovered by James Cook). Surf in paradise.
By D , 01-12-2005
Stonefish - Opunohu means "Stonefish" so watch your feet on the dark sand beaches aroung here.
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