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Huahine and Raiatea Surfing

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Tahiti is the crossroads of French Polynesia's 118 small islands, shared between 5 archipelagos (Society, Marquises, Tuamotu, Gambier and Australes) spread over a surface as large as Europe. Best known are the Society Islands consisting of the Windward Group (Tahiti, Moorea, Tetiaroa) and the Leeward Group (Huahinè, Raiatea /Tahaa, Maupiti and Bora Bora). Being only 200km (125mi) west of Tahiti, the Leeward Islands get pounded by the same swells; reef passes being the only surf spots. Most local wave-riders have escaped the Tahitian crowds to enjoy a privileged environment of idyllic tubular waves with a handful of close friends. Because these islands are so remote, with a long history of resistance against the official government, a strong feeling of ownership of the spots, namely localism, has developed. The Black Shorts on Huahine and Raiatea will only let outsiders surf with them once they have proved themselves to be their friends and loyal to the surf. This involves a long process of copious drinking at the local bars with them and much banter, handshaking, chest pounding and talking surf. Not everyone can do this so a cool attitude, a very low profile and a willingness to leave the surf if harassed are all essential ingredients.
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22 - 31°C
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22 - 31°C
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21 - 30°C
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20 - 30°C
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21 - 30°C
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22 - 31°C
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+ Year round swell
+ Powerful reef passes
+ Postcard scenery
+ All types of accomodation
- Fierce localism
- Reef pass dangers
- Difficult access
- Very expensive trip
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Guide icon Forecast icon Faré Star Star 2ft 13secs 228° 8mph Sunny No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Fitii Star Star 2ft 13secs 228° 8mph Sunny No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Live Coral 10
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S - SW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Motu Mahara Grey Star 2.5ft 8secs 44° 8mph Sunny No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Live Coral 8
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N - E South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Parea Left 2.5ft 5secs 53° 9mph Sunny No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Live Coral 6
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NE - S North Westerly No Data Available
Guide icon Forecast icon Parea Right Star Star Star 4.5ft 13secs 233° 9mph Sunny No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Live Coral 6
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E - SW Northerly No Data Available
Guide icon Forecast icon Faaroa 1.5ft 6secs 42° 10mph Sunny No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Live Coral 6
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NE - SE Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Teavapiti Grey Star 2.5ft 8secs 50° 9mph Sunny No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Live Coral 6
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NE - SE South Westerly No Data Available
Guide icon Forecast icon Miri-Miri Star Star Star 4.5ft 13secs 234° 10mph Sunny No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Live Coral 6
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SW - NW Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Pai-Pai Star Star 2.5ft 13secs 233° 9mph Sunny No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Live Coral 8
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S - W North Easterly No Data Available
Guide icon Forecast icon Vaiaau Star Star Star 4.5ft 13secs 234° 10mph Sunny No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Live Coral 6
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SW - NW Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Nao Nao Star Star 4.5ft 13secs 234° 10mph Sunny No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Live Coral 6
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E - SW North Westerly No Data Available
Guide icon Forecast icon Toauri Star Star Star 4.5ft 13secs 234° 10mph Sunny No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Live Coral 8
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SW - NW North Easterly All Tides