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Rangiroa, Northern Atoll. Must have boat access or expensive flight from Tahiti
DistanceSell the house, wife and kids
WalkLong walk (>30 mn)
Easy to find?Hard to find
Public access?Private access
Special accessBy boat only
Alternative name Avatura
Wave qualityRegional Classic
ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...
BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand
PowerHollow, Fast, Ledgey
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, NorthEast
Good wind directionSouthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at 2m-2.5m / 6ft-8ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
- Rips / undertow
This spot is heavy, make sure you are an experienced rider, large sucking barrels off the reef, make sure you have first aid with you.
Tons of bodyboarders when school is out, nobody taking off at the peak though.
Great spot if you have the time, money or Yacht to get there.
Incredibly beautiful, too, but...there are more sharks in these waters than I have ever seen ANYWHERE...granted, they are mostly white and black tips, mostly, but thick as fleas
By anonymous , 04-12-2005
- heaps more..., how about surfing the mururoa atoll in the vibrating atmosphere of post nuclear blast radioactivity, maybe together with some 3 headed sharks? Awesome, need more bombs!
By anonymous , 03-06-2005
alota islands - theres so many islands theres gotta be heaps more waves than just that one
By Mike D. , 14-04-2003
watch out!!! - I was as this spot in Nov. of 2002. This area is seldom visited and very expensive to reach. There are quite a few bodyborders, and mostly locals who are very protective. In my opinion the area is very dangerous because the break is very shallow and rocky. There is also alot of current as this is where the ocean pours into the atoll and vice versa. Tons of sharks aswell.
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