Teahupoo

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Wave height* 7ft
Wave period 16secs
Swell direction 28.4 °
Wind direction 305.9 °
Wind speed 15mph
Sea temp 28.3°

*all wave heights are peak to trough

Today, July 15, 2018
12:00-18:00

Heavy rain

Heavy rain
21 °C

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

Cloudy

Cloudy
21 °C

Sun 15/07 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 7ft 17s  °  ° 14mph
11:00 7ft 16s  °  ° 15mph
17:00 8ft 16s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
Low 02:59am (0.47m)
High 09:07am (5.51m)
Low 03:18pm (0.67m)
High 09:25pm (5.73m)
Daylight
First light06:04
Sunrise06:28
Sunset17:38
Dark18:01
swell chart

Mon 16/07 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 10ft 18s  °  ° 24mph
11:00 10ft 16s  °  ° 24mph
17:00 10ft 16s  °  ° 24mph
Tide times
Low 03:45am (0.60m)
High 09:52am (5.36m)
Low 04:02pm (0.86m)
High 10:09pm (5.54m)
Daylight
First light06:04
Sunrise06:27
Sunset17:38
Dark18:01
swell chart

Tue 17/07 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 9ft 16s  °  ° 23mph
11:00 10ft 16s  °  ° 24mph
17:00 10ft 16s  °  ° 22mph
Tide times
Low 04:29am (0.85m)
High 10:35am (5.15m)
Low 04:46pm (1.14m)
High 10:51pm (5.30m)
Daylight
First light06:04
Sunrise06:27
Sunset17:38
Dark18:02
swell chart

Wed 18/07 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 10ft 15s  °  ° 23mph
11:00 10ft 13s  °  ° 22mph
17:00 10ft 20s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
Low 05:13am (1.16m)
High 11:18am (4.92m)
Low 05:31pm (1.44m)
High 11:34pm (5.03m)
Daylight
First light06:04
Sunrise06:27
Sunset17:39
Dark18:02
swell chart

Thu 19/07 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 10ft 18s  °  ° 19mph
11:00 9ft 17s  °  ° 20mph
17:00 8ft 16s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Low 05:59am (1.48m)
High 12:05pm (4.71m)
Low 06:20pm (1.74m)
Daylight
First light06:04
Sunrise06:27
Sunset17:39
Dark18:02
swell chart

Fri 20/07 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 7ft 15s  °  ° 19mph
17:00 6ft 14s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
High 12:26am (4.79m)
Low 06:52am (1.75m)
High 01:06pm (4.56m)
Low 07:18pm (1.96m)
Daylight
First light06:04
Sunrise06:27
Sunset17:39
Dark18:02
swell chart

Sat 21/07 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 6ft 13s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
High 01:34am (4.62m)
Low 07:54am (1.92m)
High 02:20pm (4.53m)
Low 08:29pm (2.04m)
Daylight
First light06:03
Sunrise06:26
Sunset17:40
Dark18:03
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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