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Wind and waves

Sea, sport & fun

Birthplace of surfing and va’a

The birthplace of surfing and va’a (outrigger canoe), The Islands of Tahiti is naturally the ideal destination for lovers of watersports. Fast or slow, calm or hair-raising, there’s wind and waves to suit everybody. And the icing on the cake – the average water temperature is 26° all year round!.

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What are the best beaches for watersport?

Beach of the day

Find a surf school in The Islands of Tahiti, hire a paddleboard, and discover the best spots to enjoy your sport. Enjoy the magic of the world’s most beautiful lagoons!

The Islands of Tahiti

The home of watersports

Vacations are all about having fun, and whether you’re on the lagoon, in one of the passes or out in the ocean, the choice of activities is almost endless. For example: you can kitesurf at Hitimahana beach in Tahiti or in Tubuai in the Austral Islands. Or get a faster thrill on a wakeboard in Moorea. You can try bodyboarding in Papenoo or Papara and if you’re good enough (or perhaps crazy enough), you can go surfing on the legendary wave of Teahupo’o. If that seems a bit risky, don’t worry, there are plenty of other spots for surfers of all levels, some of which break on the reef and others, in Tahiti, which break on the beach. Whichever you choose, you’re sure to get your share of thrills and excitement. If you prefer something a little more zen, then take a paddleboarding ride or try out a Polynesian outrigger canoe.

Surfing, but also...

A choice of waterboard sports

Blessed with such magnificent, turquoise lagoons, The Islands of Tahiti is a paradise for waterboard sports of all kinds. Surfing began in Polynesia and some of the best waves in the world can be found in our waters, but there’s a host of other watersports that you can enjoy here too. For instance, paddleboarding, which is perfect for exploring the lagoon, or va’a, the Polynesian outrigger canoe, which is a vital part of Tahitian culture. And for something new and exciting, the latest innovation is the foil, on which you glide just above the surface of the water. Thrills guaranteed!