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Around Paparaa, check outer reefs
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Alternative name chopes rights
Good day length
Good swell direction
Good wind direction,
Swell sizeStarts working at and holds up to
Best tide position
Best tide movement
Towin wave. Only breaks with a typhoon coming from Samoa (West swell) with a huge swell (20 ft). Discover and surf by Poto, Raimana Van Bastoler and Manoa Drollet. It's shallow. This break may not have a reputation like its big brother Teahupoo but it can get pretty dam knarly so only dare to surf it if you have experience on your side.
Usually it's a left with S to SW swells accessible by paddle. You will be alone, all the kids stay at Paparaa beach-break. It's a big bowl with tube. Be careful at the end of the wave. The good point, if you are taken by the wave, you finish in deep water.
Give it a go lots of fun.
By fozzy bear , 19-12-2008
- there's more than one outer reef at paparaa. think 2 or 3. not sure only seen the one directly outside the beach break working. wan't big enough only 2 meters, but had fun on the sets. Super safe deep water as long as you don't bungle the takeoff.
By Anonymous , 31-05-2007
Good break when on - Very small local crowd with a sick shallow right and down the line left. Saw one day in 18 during May 2007 when it was worth the paddle out the day after a dropping SW tow in swell hit, in the early morning.
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