Teahupoo

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Wave height* 5ft
Wave period 14secs
Swell direction 24.3 °
Wind direction 263.9 °
Wind speed 11mph
Sea temp 28.3°

*all wave heights are peak to trough

Today, March 23, 2019
12:00-18:00

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Light rain showers
26 °C

Tomorrow, March 24, 2019
12:00-18:00

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26 °C

Sat 23/03 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 6mph
11:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 11mph
17:00 6ft 14s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
High 05:42am (5.32m)
Low 12:04pm (1.07m)
High 06:02pm (5.19m)
Daylight
First light05:40
Sunrise06:01
Sunset18:04
Dark18:26
swell chart

Sun 24/03 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 6ft 17s  °  ° 13mph
11:00 7ft 16s  °  ° 12mph
17:00 7ft 15s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Low 12:17am (1.10m)
High 06:16am (5.42m)
Low 12:37pm (0.97m)
High 06:36pm (5.28m)
Daylight
First light05:40
Sunrise06:01
Sunset18:04
Dark18:25
swell chart

Mon 25/03 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 6ft 14s  °  ° 11mph
11:00 6ft 14s  °  ° 11mph
17:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
Low 12:49am (1.02m)
High 06:50am (5.47m)
Low 01:07pm (0.92m)
High 07:09pm (5.31m)
Daylight
First light05:40
Sunrise06:02
Sunset18:03
Dark18:24
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Tue 26/03 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 13mph
11:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 11mph
17:00 5ft 17s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Low 01:19am (0.99m)
High 07:23am (5.46m)
Low 01:36pm (0.93m)
High 07:41pm (5.28m)
Daylight
First light05:40
Sunrise06:02
Sunset18:02
Dark18:24
swell chart

Wed 27/03 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 5ft 16s  °  ° 9mph
11:00 6ft 15s  °  ° 9mph
17:00 6ft 15s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
Low 01:47am (1.03m)
High 07:54am (5.37m)
Low 02:05pm (1.02m)
High 08:11pm (5.18m)
Daylight
First light05:40
Sunrise06:02
Sunset18:01
Dark18:23
swell chart

Thu 28/03 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 6ft 14s  °  ° 7mph
11:00 6ft 14s  °  ° 8mph
17:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 5mph
Tide times
Low 02:16am (1.14m)
High 08:22am (5.21m)
Low 02:33pm (1.17m)
High 08:35pm (5.02m)
Daylight
First light05:41
Sunrise06:02
Sunset18:00
Dark18:22
swell chart

Fri 29/03 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
Low 02:46am (1.31m)
High 08:43am (5.02m)
Low 03:04pm (1.39m)
High 08:54pm (4.87m)
Daylight
First light05:41
Sunrise06:02
Sunset18:00
Dark18:21
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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