SURF. Explore. RELAX.
Tahauruu Surf Lodge is located at Papara in Tahiti, French Polynesia. We offer tours and accommodations for surfers and travelers. We are in the center of the two most consistent surfing seasons on earth. You will find our unique locations thriving with beauty, pleasant culture and great waves. Your next surf getaway begins here.
There are over 5 surf breaks at Papara. Ranging from simple beach break to world class reef passes. Each of the spots can be seen from anywhere on the beach and can all be firing at the same time. The main peak is at the river mouth over smooth stones offering rights and lefts with many take off positions. Papara is the most consistent surf spot in Tahiti and well under looked. Everyone always is worried to surf Teahupoo. Fortunately there are surf breaks for the rest of us. Be prepared to surf more than your body may be able to handle. Oh yea, and if your ready for Teahupoo, she is only 30 minutes down the road.
All budgets welcome. Ever look at exotic surf trips online to quickly realize it will take you years to save for it? Tahauruu Surf Lodge offers a solution. Affordable rates and flexibility. If you and your mates are traveling together to help with costs, we can accommodate you. Maybe you are looking to get off the map and surf uncharted waves? The answer is here. Our local surf legend and his team have decades of experience and knowledge of the islands guiding you to the best surfing locations.
Don't surf? Don't worry! French Polynesia is a premiere destination for couples, surfers and non alike. Stunning scenery and an oasis of island activities is sure to keep any traveler ready for more. Taharuu Lodge can replenish your craving for a variety of aquatic activities such as kayaking, big game fishing, scuba diving, whale watching, and spear fishing just to name a few. On land, beautiful hikes, waterfalls, gardens, local cuisine, shopping and much more await.
We are open all year because Polynesia has a swell consistency over 90% and the weather is always tropical. Be sure to reserve early to secure a spot. If you don't make a reservation, you can still stay with us, but will be based on availability at the time of your arrival. Hope to see you in Tahiti!
BASICS: The languages spoken are Tahitian and French. Daily International flights arrive in the capital of Papeete, Tahiti. The airport code is PPT. Local currency is the Pacific Franc (XPF). The island of Moorea is a 45min ferry ride and can be seen from north side of Tahiti.
WEATHER: French Polynesia's average temperature is 82 degrees. There are two seasons. Winter (May-October) and Summer (November-April). Tubuai is in the Austral Island chain which is cooler with an average temperature of 71 degrees.
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