Teahupoo

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Wave height* 4ft
Wave period 17secs
Swell direction 23.3 °
Wind direction 201.4 °
Wind speed 11mph
Sea temp 28.3°

*all wave heights are peak to trough

Today, November 15, 2018
21:00-00:00

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Rain
22 °C

Tomorrow, November 16, 2018
12:00-18:00

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Rain
24 °C

Fri 16/11 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 3ft 16s  °  ° 10mph
11:00 3ft 16s  °  ° 13mph
17:00 3ft 15s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
Low 04:39am (2.60m)
High 11:03am (4.46m)
Low 05:30pm (2.55m)
High 11:51pm (4.24m)
Daylight
First light04:49
Sunrise05:12
Sunset18:10
Dark18:34
swell chart

Sat 17/11 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 4ft 15s  °  ° 10mph
11:00 4ft 15s  °  ° 13mph
17:00 5ft 15s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
Low 06:00am (2.67m)
High 12:24pm (4.45m)
Low 06:52pm (2.47m)
Daylight
First light04:49
Sunrise05:12
Sunset18:11
Dark18:34
swell chart

Sun 18/11 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 8mph
11:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 11mph
17:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
High 01:19am (4.37m)
Low 07:24am (2.51m)
High 01:44pm (4.62m)
Low 08:06pm (2.19m)
Daylight
First light04:49
Sunrise05:12
Sunset18:12
Dark18:35
swell chart

Mon 19/11 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 4mph
11:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 5mph
17:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 1mph
Tide times
High 02:26am (4.64m)
Low 08:33am (2.18m)
High 02:45pm (4.87m)
Low 09:03pm (1.84m)
Daylight
First light04:48
Sunrise05:12
Sunset18:12
Dark18:35
swell chart

Tue 20/11 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 5ft 16s  °  ° 5mph
11:00 5ft 15s  °  ° 5mph
17:00 5ft 15s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
High 03:18am (4.94m)
Low 09:26am (1.82m)
High 03:35pm (5.11m)
Low 09:51pm (1.51m)
Daylight
First light04:48
Sunrise05:12
Sunset18:13
Dark18:36
swell chart

Wed 21/11 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 11mph
11:00 4ft 14s  °  ° 10mph
17:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
High 04:04am (5.20m)
Low 10:13am (1.50m)
High 04:21pm (5.32m)
Low 10:36pm (1.23m)
Daylight
First light04:48
Sunrise05:12
Sunset18:13
Dark18:37
swell chart

Thu 22/11 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
High 04:47am (5.41m)
Low 10:58am (1.23m)
High 05:06pm (5.48m)
Low 11:19pm (1.04m)
Daylight
First light04:48
Sunrise05:12
Sunset18:14
Dark18:37
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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