Teahupoo

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Wave height* 5ft
Wave period 10secs
Swell direction 339.4 °
Wind direction 307.3 °
Wind speed 13mph
Sea temp 28.3°

*all wave heights are peak to trough

Today, September 20, 2018
03:00-06:00

Fair

Fair
19 °C

Tomorrow, September 21, 2018
12:00-18:00

Light rain

Light rain
22 °C

Thu 20/09 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 5ft 10s  °  ° 14mph
11:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 16mph
17:00 7ft 14s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
High 02:48am (4.29m)
Low 09:09am (2.47m)
High 03:21pm (4.54m)
Low 09:56pm (2.22m)
Daylight
First light05:25
Sunrise05:47
Sunset17:52
Dark18:14
swell chart

Fri 21/09 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 8ft 10s  °  ° 20mph
11:00 8ft 10s  °  ° 22mph
17:00 8ft 9s  °  ° 22mph
Tide times
High 03:57am (4.56m)
Low 10:20am (2.11m)
High 04:20pm (4.84m)
Low 10:49pm (1.83m)
Daylight
First light05:24
Sunrise05:46
Sunset17:53
Dark18:14
swell chart

Sat 22/09 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
11:00 8ft 9s  °  ° 24mph
20:00 8ft 9s  °  ° 25mph
Tide times
High 04:49am (4.85m)
Low 11:07am (1.75m)
High 05:07pm (5.11m)
Low 11:31pm (1.49m)
Daylight
First light05:23
Sunrise05:45
Sunset17:53
Dark18:14
swell chart

Sun 23/09 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 8ft 9s  °  ° 23mph
Tide times
High 05:32am (5.08m)
Low 11:47am (1.46m)
High 05:48pm (5.31m)
Daylight
First light05:22
Sunrise05:44
Sunset17:53
Dark18:15
swell chart

Mon 24/09 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 8ft 10s  °  ° 22mph
20:00 8ft 11s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
Low 12:08am (1.24m)
High 06:10am (5.25m)
Low 12:24pm (1.24m)
High 06:26pm (5.44m)
Daylight
First light05:21
Sunrise05:43
Sunset17:53
Dark18:15
swell chart

Tue 25/09 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 19mph
14:00 4ft 12s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
Low 12:44am (1.06m)
High 06:47am (5.37m)
Low 12:58pm (1.09m)
High 07:03pm (5.53m)
Daylight
First light05:21
Sunrise05:42
Sunset17:53
Dark18:15
swell chart

Wed 26/09 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
11:00 7ft 16s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
Low 01:18am (0.95m)
High 07:23am (5.44m)
Low 01:33pm (0.99m)
High 07:39pm (5.57m)
Daylight
First light05:20
Sunrise05:41
Sunset17:53
Dark18:15
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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