Tahiti is renowned for tropical clear waters, great beaches and laid back island lifestyle; the Islands of Tahiti really is the most beautiful and exotic location in the Pacific.
When it comes to surfing you may be well aware of the legendary wave, Teahupoo, a reef break located on the island’s southern tip, home to the Billabong Pro surf competition each year. While Tahiti’s reef- breaking giants are best left to the pros, the islands are dotted with surf breaks, perfect for anyone, regardless of your level of surfing experience.
Beginners to Intermediate:
If you are new to surfing or need to hone your skills, Tahiti has some of the best surf schools and beginner breaks, and just when you thought it couldn’t get more perfect, yes, it’s true, even the water is warm too! Surf Schools vary from island to island, however, all schools offer something for everyone from private to small group lessons. Renown surf schools such as; Mo’o Surf School and Turai Mataare surf school have on hand experienced instructors, that not only ensure you master techniques, but also build your confidence to venture out to multiple surfing spots and really test out your skills! What’s even better? No need to worry about hiring equipment, most surf schools are all inclusive, with a one off price that includes transportation and hotels pick ups, surfboard and insurance!
Papenoo is located on the East Coast of Tahiti and is filled with surf spots, both reef and shore breaks that not only sit off picturesque black sand beaches but boasts some of the most consistent beginner waves on the island.
Papara is a striking black sand beach situated on the south side of Tahiti Nui. Papara picks up on the south swell, which results in waves on this break ranging from small and gentle to fast and powerful, making it a great location for surfers of all levels from beginner right up to experts. With Its scenic backdrop, Papara is also a great location to relax and unwind even after you have finished up in the surf.
Leave it to the pros:
Teahupo’o is a reef break situated off the southwest coast of the Island of Tahiti. This reef break is famous for producing the most consistent barrels and notorious for producing the most powerful and challenging waves on the planet.
Teahupoo’s legendary reputation is in part due to the unique way in which the wave forms and breaks. The semicircular reef, which sits only inches below the surface of the water, has an extremely steep drop. The height of the reef allows the water’s rising wall to be as thick as it is steep; resulting in its reputation for consistent barrels, and is the only wave in the world that breaks below sea level.
While this surf break is not for the faint-hearted, it does offer great viewing for spectators, attracting international attention from best surfers on the planet – Teahupo’o is one of the most watched and highly anticipated stops on the WSL tour globally.
To find out more about the islands of Tahiti visit https://tahititourisme.com.au/en-au/
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