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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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 Papenoo Rivermouth

French Polynesia, Tahiti

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 17° 30.759' S
Longitude: 149° 25.087' W

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 Access

From Papeete, take the road of the North Coast, pass Arue, Orfara, Papenoo Beach.Turn off to the left just after the bridge. You can easily miss the little road. Continue to about 400 m and you reach a large parking.

English (Translate this text in English): From Papeete, take the road of the North Coast, pass Arue, Orfara, Papenoo Beach.Turn off to the left just after the bridge. You can easily miss the little road. Continue to about 400 m and you reach a large parking.

English (Translate this text in English): From Papeete, take the road of the North Coast, pass Arue, Orfara, Papenoo Beach.Turn off to the left just after the bridge. You can easily miss the little road. Continue to about 400 m and you reach a large parking.

English (Translate this text in English): From Papeete, take the road of the North Coast, pass Arue, Orfara, Papenoo Beach.Turn off to the left just after the bridge. You can easily miss the little road. Continue to about 400 m and you reach a large parking.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerHollow, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, NorthEast

Good wind directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Localism
- Pollution
- Sharks

 Additional Information

It's with Paparaa the best beach break at Tahiti. The Sandbar is often excellent and produce tubes. It holds big swell. The water here is often cold. Don't surf here after big rains (sharks and infectious pollution). If no locals are surfing: stay out the water.

English (Translate this text in English): It's with Paparaa the best beach break at Tahiti. The Sandbar is often excellent and produce tubes. It holds big swell. The water here is often cold. Don't surf here after big rains (sharks and infectious pollution). If no locals are surfing: stay out the water.

English (Translate this text in English): It's with Paparaa the best beach break at Tahiti. The Sandbar is often excellent and produce tubes. It holds big swell. The water here is often cold. Don't surf here after big rains (sharks and infectious pollution). If no locals are surfing: stay out the water.

English (Translate this text in English): It's with Paparaa the best beach break at Tahiti. The Sandbar is often excellent and produce tubes. It holds big swell. The water here is often cold. Don't surf here after big rains (sharks and infectious pollution). If no locals are surfing: stay out the water.

Atmosphere

Localism can be strong if conditions are good. Come alone.

English (Translate this text in English): Localism can be strong if conditions are good. Come alone.

English (Translate this text in English): Localism can be strong if conditions are good. Come alone.

English (Translate this text in English): Localism can be strong if conditions are good. Come alone.

General

It's a very good spot !

English (Translate this text in English): It's a very good spot !

English (Translate this text in English): It's a very good spot !

English (Translate this text in English): It's a very good spot !

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By Anonymous , 28-10-2009

danger!!! - careful there, a famous tahitian girl had a bad accident years ago, coz this place is a garbage, and she felt on a big metal shit, she cutted really seriously her leg...
and also, i went checked one morning, i was with my scooter, and 3 fuckin dogs ran after me, i started up my scoot, tryin to flee from them, but one of them could stick a tooth in my leg, nothin serious, but i guess if i was without scoot or car, i could be eating by those monsters, man!!!!!
otherwise, i had some good surfing times there too...

By Anonymous , 01-09-2006

it depends - could be perfect as it could be shitty , becarefull the day after rainning ... must not go the water will be really really scary-dirty...

By anonymous , 25-04-2005

Fun surf - Paddled out with my buddy for some waves - a little mushy, but otherwise fun. Definite potential if the swell is head-high or bigger. Locals were very cool.

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