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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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 Teahupoo

French Polynesia, Tahiti

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 17° 52.004' S
Longitude: 149° 15.229' W

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 Access

It's at "The End Of The Road" on the Tahiti south road (and then a long paddle out to the reef!).

English (Translate this text in English): It's at "The End Of The Road" on the Tahiti south road (and then a long paddle out to the reef!).

English (Translate this text in English): It's at "The End Of The Road" on the Tahiti south road (and then a long paddle out to the reef!).

English (Translate this text in English): It's at "The End Of The Road" on the Tahiti south road (and then a long paddle out to the reef!).

DistanceDay trip

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Ohopoo

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityTotally Epic

ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeReef-coral

DirectionLeft

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

Power

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

 Additional Information

Surfed by locals, this wave was revealed to the world surfing community in 1997. Truely awesome, bigger, more hollow, and more dangerous than Pipeline: get the picture? Surf here at your own risk. At the take off : do NOT hesitate, *go* or stay in the channel.

English (Translate this text in English): Surfed by locals, this wave was revealed to the world surfing community in 1997. Truely awesome, bigger, more hollow, and more dangerous than Pipeline: get the picture? Surf here at your own risk. At the take off : do NOT hesitate, *go* or stay in the channel.

English (Translate this text in English): Surfed by locals, this wave was revealed to the world surfing community in 1997. Truely awesome, bigger, more hollow, and more dangerous than Pipeline: get the picture? Surf here at your own risk. At the take off : do NOT hesitate, *go* or stay in the channel.

English (Translate this text in English): Surfed by locals, this wave was revealed to the world surfing community in 1997. Truely awesome, bigger, more hollow, and more dangerous than Pipeline: get the picture? Surf here at your own risk. At the take off : do NOT hesitate, *go* or stay in the channel.

Atmosphere

From April to September it is crowded on the weekends and when the wind is right it gets crowded during the week also; we can thank Gotcha and Surfer Magazines for that!

English (Translate this text in English): From April to September it is crowded on the weekends and when the wind is right it gets crowded during the week also; we can thank Gotcha and Surfer Magazines for that!

English (Translate this text in English): From April to September it is crowded on the weekends and when the wind is right it gets crowded during the week also; we can thank Gotcha and Surfer Magazines for that!

English (Translate this text in English): From April to September it is crowded on the weekends and when the wind is right it gets crowded during the week also; we can thank Gotcha and Surfer Magazines for that!

General

A tremendous wave that demands respect, which can only come from experience. Only those who have it, either at this spot or elsewhere, will appreciate what this wave can offer.

English (Translate this text in English): A tremendous wave that demands respect, which can only come from experience. Only those who have it, either at this spot or elsewhere, will appreciate what this wave can offer.

English (Translate this text in English): A tremendous wave that demands respect, which can only come from experience. Only those who have it, either at this spot or elsewhere, will appreciate what this wave can offer.

English (Translate this text in English): A tremendous wave that demands respect, which can only come from experience. Only those who have it, either at this spot or elsewhere, will appreciate what this wave can offer.

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By Thomas Esposito , 10-10-2010

What are you talking about? - Dude, this is the heaviest wave in the world. Many poes can't even surf it, let alone beginners.

By Gunther, Bavaria , 11-09-2010

teahupoo surfing - My name is Gunther from Germany. i will, learn to surf here much better. If I buy correct equipment is not problem for me. Mine skill is such good surfer, therefore I have the possibility to surf largest waves here like lared hamilton .

By Anonymous , 08-09-2010

hi - hi my name is max and i am from germany. i have never learned to surf before but would like to try. is this a good place to learn?

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