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French Polynesia Surf Reports and Surf Forecasts

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Conditions Summary
  Papenoo
 
1ft 3secs 20° 13mph NNE - Onshore - 14°
 Haapiti
Star Star Star
4ft 13secs 232° 14mph NNE - Cross/offshore - 13°
 Hauru
Grey Star Grey Star
4ft 13secs 232° 14mph NNE - Onshore - 13°
 Maharepa
 
1.5ft 3secs 21° 14mph NNE - Onshore - 13°
 Papara
Star Star Star Star
5ft 13secs 234° 14mph N - Offshore - 5°
 Papeari
Star Star Star Star
5ft 13secs 234° 14mph N - Offshore - 5°
 Passe de Maraa
Star Star Star Star
5ft 13secs 234° 14mph N - Offshore - 5°
Add a New Surf SpotRegional Overview
Tuamotus, Huahinè and Tahiti absorb much of swell which piles up from the southern storm-belt and into French Polynesia. With 200 islands making up the region, numerous perfect set-ups have yet to be surfed - or go unsurfed most of the time. Tahiti's Teahupoo is the postcard wave, with flawless but brutal barrels. Other waves are reef passes and points, some miniature versions of Teahupoo, barrelling top-to-bottom. The majority of the swell is southerly, generated off New Zealand or coming up from the Antarctic, peaking in May and October (dry season). Despite receiving the same north swells which hit Hawaii between November and March they are much reduced in power. Trade winds blow consistently from the east, shifting slightly north in the wet season and southerly in the dry. Water temperatures are a tropical 25 to 27ºC or 77 to 81ºF year-round.
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News Image Stormriding N Peru
TRIPPING along the land of the long lean left, welcome to Peru, home to an ancient civilisation of surf.
News Image Gilmore Wins Back-to-Back Titles in Peru to Regain ASP Ratings Lead
PISCINA, Peru (Tuesday, November 4, 2008) – Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 20, reigning ASP Women’s World Champion and defending event champion, collected her second consecutive win in Peru today, defeating Silvana Lima (BRA), 24, to claim the Movistar Classic Mancora Peru presented by Rip Curl as well as the ratings lead on the ASP Women’s World Tour.
News Image Movistar Classic Mancora Peru pres. by Rip Curl Could Quick Start in Good Surf
MANCORA, Peru (Saturday, November 1, 2008) – The Movistar Classic Mancora Peru presented by Rip Curl, stop No. 6 of 8 on the 2008 ASP Women’s World Tour, is just days from commencing, and the ASP Top 17 are preparing for a possible quick start in solid surf at the fabled lefthander of Northern Peru.
News Image Movistar Classic Mancora Peru pres. by Rip Curl ON
MANCORA, Peru (Monday, November 3, 2008) – Round 1 of the Movistar Classic Mancora Peru presented by Rip Curl is scheduled to hit the water at 6:30am in clean two-to-three foot (1 metre) waves at Mancora in Northern Peru.
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