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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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 Sapinus

French Polynesia, Tahiti

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 17° 38.04' S
Longitude: 149° 37.234' W

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 Access

From Papeete, take the main road to the south in the diraction of Punaauia. Turn to the 'Museum of Tahiti' and park at the museum. The spot is on the reef outside (around 500m outside).

English (Translate this text in English): From Papeete, take the main road to the south in the diraction of Punaauia. Turn to the 'Museum of Tahiti' and park at the museum. The spot is on the reef outside (around 500m outside).

English (Translate this text in English): From Papeete, take the main road to the south in the diraction of Punaauia. Turn to the 'Museum of Tahiti' and park at the museum. The spot is on the reef outside (around 500m outside).

English (Translate this text in English): From Papeete, take the main road to the south in the diraction of Punaauia. Turn to the 'Museum of Tahiti' and park at the museum. The spot is on the reef outside (around 500m outside).

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

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 directionWest, SouthWest, South

Good wind directionNorth, SouthEast, East, NorthEast

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

Best tide position

Best tide movement

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

Over 8' - 9', the spot is dangerous because there's a strong rip out to the Pacific ! (2 deads in 1995).

English (Translate this text in English): Over 8' - 9', the spot is dangerous because there's a strong rip out to the Pacific ! (2 deads in 1995).

English (Translate this text in English): Over 8' - 9', the spot is dangerous because there's a strong rip out to the Pacific ! (2 deads in 1995).

English (Translate this text in English): Over 8' - 9', the spot is dangerous because there's a strong rip out to the Pacific ! (2 deads in 1995).

Atmosphere

ha ! dolphins are in the area, waves are powerful and hollow.

English (Translate this text in English): ha ! dolphins are in the area, waves are powerful and hollow.

English (Translate this text in English): ha ! dolphins are in the area, waves are powerful and hollow.

English (Translate this text in English): ha ! dolphins are in the area, waves are powerful and hollow.

General

The wave can be tricky and vicious.

English (Translate this text in English): The wave can be tricky and vicious.

English (Translate this text in English): The wave can be tricky and vicious.

English (Translate this text in English): The wave can be tricky and vicious.

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By anonymous , 20-10-2005

but..... - i think taapuna needs a bit more level than sap when SW: the big wall is wordless in taps when u take off......

By stephane06 , 20-09-2004

- Sapinus is a very good wave. The beach break is not very interesting but the reef is powerful, hollow, fast with 3 sections. The first one breaks on big conditions, the second and third one more frequently. The Third one is very fast and hollow. Experienced surfers only as it is powerful, tubes, and fat. I do not live in Tahiti but I have spent nearly all my holidays in Sapinus. It is dangerous but very good. Not everybody can ride Teahupoo!!!!

By Frans182 , 02-09-2004

he's kidding... - Don't listen to Taapuna, Sapinus is a very good spot.I used to live near the spot you call " Sapinus beach break", ( we call it "l'embouchure") and I rode Sapinus very often. Beginners can try sapinus but it's dangerouse. Okay this is not Teahupo'o but it's as good as Taapuna !

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