Surfing & Kitesurfing

The land of monster reef-breaking Teahupoo barrels also has softer beach waves, perfect for beginners; kitesurfers will also find plenty of stretches of windy lagoon. Whatever your level, all you need are the guts to get out there.

Teahupoo, Tahiti The big one, the one you’ve seen photos of that made you gasp. Watch the pros surf it in August during the Billabong Pro.

Papara, Tahiti A very powerful wave that breaks on sand consistently most of the year.

Haapiti, Mo’orea The star of Mo’orea surf spots with powerful, deep waves over sand.

Mo’orea’s Lagoon Kitesurfers should fly their gear on the tradewind-catching lagoon in front of Temae or the Beachcomber Intercontinental Resort.

Tubuai The windiest lagoon in the country offers an obstacle-free course of pure kitesurfing thrills – but you’ll need your own gear.