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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Polynesia

Australia & Pacific

One of the few real surf heavens on Earth. Be prepared.

Location: Oceania, archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from South America to Australia.
Geographic coordinates: 15° 0' S, 140° 0' W
Coastline km: 2,525 km km
Climate: Tropical, but moderate
Terrain: Includes five archipelagoes (4 volcanic, 1 coral); Makatea in French Polynesia is one of the three great phosphate rock islands in the Pacific Ocean - the others are Banaba (Ocean Island) in Kiribati and Nauru.
Elevation: Highest point: Mont Orohena 2,241 m.
Natural hazards: Occasional cyclonic storms in January
Currency: Comptoirs Francais du Pacifique franc (XPF)
Population: 266,339 (July 2004 est.)
Languages: French & Tahitian
Capital: Papeete
Divisions: None (overseas territory of France), but there are 5 archipelagic divisions named Archipel des Marquises, Archipel des Tuamotu, Archipel des Tubuai, Iles du Vent, and Iles Sous-le-Vent note: Clipperton Island is administered by France from French Polynesia.

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Seasons
Jan/Feb Mar/Apr May/Jun Jul/Aug Sep/Oct Nov/Dec
Best Surfing Season
Typical Swell Size
Surf Equipment Boardshorts Boardshorts Shorty Shorty Shorty Boardshorts
Water temp. 26°C
79°F
25°C
77°F
22°C
72°F
21°C
70°F
22°C
72°F
24°C
75°F
Air temp. 24°C
75°F
23°C
73°F
21°C
70°F
21°C
70°F
22°C
72°F
25°C
77°F
Climate

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Zones (5) Surf Spots Sub zones
Tahiti 25 0
Moorea 7 0
Tuamotu Islands 1 0
Huahine 4 0
Raiatea & Tahaa 4 0

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By mali1987 , 18 Nov

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By Abbiealaric , 13 Nov

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