Teahupoo

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Wave height* 4ft
Wave period 14secs
Swell direction 40.7 °
Wind direction 287.4 °
Wind speed 8mph
Sea temp 28.3°

*all wave heights are peak to trough

Today, May 26, 2018
20:00-00:00

Clear sky

Clear sky
21 °C

Tomorrow, May 27, 2018
12:00-18:00

Rain showers

Rain showers
24 °C

Sun 27/05 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 5mph
11:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 6mph
17:00 4ft 12s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
High 04:58am (5.17m)
Low 11:15am (1.07m)
High 05:27pm (5.17m)
Low 11:38pm (1.11m)
Daylight
First light05:56
Sunrise06:19
Sunset17:29
Dark17:52
swell chart

Mon 28/05 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 3ft 18s  °  ° 10mph
11:00 4ft 19s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
High 05:45am (5.22m)
Low 12:00pm (0.99m)
High 06:08pm (5.25m)
Daylight
First light05:56
Sunrise06:19
Sunset17:28
Dark17:52
swell chart

Tue 29/05 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 6ft 14s  °  ° 14mph
17:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Low 12:22am (1.02m)
High 06:24am (5.22m)
Low 12:42pm (0.98m)
High 06:42pm (5.29m)
Daylight
First light05:56
Sunrise06:20
Sunset17:28
Dark17:52
swell chart

Wed 30/05 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 14mph
20:00 6ft 13s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Low 01:03am (1.02m)
High 06:57am (5.21m)
Low 01:19pm (1.04m)
High 07:14pm (5.33m)
Daylight
First light05:57
Sunrise06:20
Sunset17:28
Dark17:52
swell chart

Thu 31/05 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 7ft 16s  °  ° 16mph
14:00 8ft 15s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
Low 01:39am (1.06m)
High 07:29am (5.18m)
Low 01:52pm (1.13m)
High 07:45pm (5.34m)
Daylight
First light05:57
Sunrise06:20
Sunset17:28
Dark17:52
swell chart

Fri 01/06 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
14:00 7ft 14s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
Low 02:12am (1.15m)
High 08:02am (5.14m)
Low 02:23pm (1.26m)
High 08:18pm (5.32m)
Daylight
First light05:57
Sunrise06:21
Sunset17:28
Dark17:52
swell chart

Sat 02/06 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 6ft 13s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
Low 02:43am (1.28m)
High 08:36am (5.05m)
Low 02:51pm (1.41m)
High 08:53pm (5.22m)
Daylight
First light05:58
Sunrise06:21
Sunset17:28
Dark17:52
swell chart

About Teahupoo

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'Chopes' is possibly the heaviest wave on Earth. A beyond thick, mauling, lethal left barrel that comes straight out of deep water to unload on a shallow, live coral reef.

Pronounced cho-po, Teahupo’o hit the world stage in 1998 with the second Gotcha Tahiti Pro WQS event. A year later the event was the centrepiece of the WCT with Occy winning in awesome conditions.

Teahupoo raised the bar for the surfing world and has resulted in the pioneering of other ultra-gnarly spots around the world. Killer waves like Pipeline have been reduced to the rank of sideshow and new contenders such as Shipstern’s and Cyclops are now surfed.

The wave at Teahupoo is (like many famous spots) a glorified close out. Fast moving SW swells hit the shallow reef on the eastern side of the Passe Havae and stop dead sending ultra-thick lips towards the flats where they explode with ferocity. The reef is also curved creating a horseshoe shaped bowl. Riders often comment that you can’t actually see out of the barrel it’s so curved.

There is actually a right here too. But it isn’t as good as the left and the possibility of getting drilled into the reef on the paddle back out makes it somewhat unappealing!

Teahupo’o is the ultimate media wave. Tropical, mountainous backdrop, crystal clear blue water, Tahitian sunshine, death defying barrelling monster waves and to top it off a massive channel where you can park a boat and watch it all like an arena sport! It’ll take something quite unimaginable to steal Chopes’ limelight…

Wave info

Set up: Left-hander
Size range: 3 to 18
Nearest town:
Best tide: All tides
Length of ride: Short

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