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West Coast Surf Breaks

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Surfing Tahiti's West Coast Puna'auia  French Polynesia

Surfing Tahiti's West Coast

On the west coast of the island there are three excellent surf breaks. At PK 38.7 you'll find Papara, which is a popular shore break with easy access from the road. Waves are moderately challenging, but beware of strong currents in a heavy swell. It's usually best between May and October.

At PK 15, you'll find Sapinus located at Fisherman's Point. It's a shore break with fast hollow waves. Finally at PK 12 is Taapuna, which is a classic year-round reef break that breaks left beautifully and attracts a lot of surfers.