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Latitude: 17° 32.077' S
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Just at the end of the jetty at the entrance of the Harbour.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)
DirectionRight and left
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, NorthEast
Good wind directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
- Rips / undertow
The left is only working with a big north swell. The right is working even the swell is small. The right is dangerous because of the shallow water (a young bodyboarder died here in 1996 : he hit the bottom).
In fact, the only real interest of the spot is that it's a very good indicator to know where to surf.
If only the right is breaking : the swell is small and from N to NE, go to the North coast.
If the right and the left are breaking : the swell is big and from NW to NE, take your gun and go to the North coast.
If only the left is breaking : the swell is big and from W to NW, go to the South West coast (Tapunaa will have difficulty to work).
If you here to surf: go elsewhere. The spot is only for people who can't go outside of Papeete
Bof, I used it just to know where to surf.
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By Xav' , 14-09-2006
bien méchant qaund même - juste pour rajouter que cette vague marche enormement lors de la période de houle de nord sois environ sur 5 mois, et que la particularité c'est qu'il n'y a vraiment pas de fond...dc peu de surfeurs car les derives cassent parfois...mais pour le reste c'est une vague qui est power comme on dit!! il faut aimer le risque...sinon il y a la vague de l'autre coté de la passe!
By tahitiansurfer , 11-10-2004
sometimes it's cool.... - Sometimes this wave can give 1m50 waves, I've got one of my best friend living on a boat at he marina close to it, and he often surfed there, you can get barrel, for sure, but wait for the good day, from the house I lived for 17 years i saw the waves, and it's a good indicator as said, when the left is big, you see foam on the reef and waves breaking close to the let buoy, go to the north coast, but avoid venus point, ity's gonna be to big, papenoo is good for every level....
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