Tahiti is a mouthwatering tropical destination that evokes images of rain-soaked mountains, which slope down to picturesque towns that dot the two circular-shaped coastlines. Black and white sand beaches that are bordered by coral reefs, and a powder-blue ocean with warm water and sweet air surround these. Tahiti is also open to multiple swell windows; attracting quality swells much of the year, while the mix of French Polynesian heritage adds unique flavor and not just to the food.  

Quick Facts

Mix of powerful slabs and more mellow reef passes  

Relatively uncrowded 

Recognised as one of the most beautiful islands on Earth 

Mix of French and Polynesian culture and cuisine 

Where to surf

Teahupoo is Tahiti’s best-known wave and rated as one of the heaviest waves in the worldHowever there is a wide variety of set ups in Tahiti to suit all levels and some beach breaks scattered along the north coast of Tahiti that are perfect for beginners. Most of the breaks in the Society Islands which include Tahiti, Moorea and Huahine can be paddled to, although at 15-45 mins long surf fitness is required.


When to go

Tahiti is extremely exposed to the consistent S-SW swells which hammer the south coast year- round, however the most consistent period is from May through October. The summer months receive smaller, more inconsistent, northwest swells, yet there are still plenty of fun days.


Try stand up paddle boarding on calm lagoons, get an adrenalin fix on a jet ski tour, experience tandem underwater aquabikes or keep your fitness up with waterskiing. Under the water spot manta rays gliding on the ocean floor, explore vibrant coral gardens, admire reef sharks and search for giant turtles. Or head inland and hike incredible mountains and cool off under magical waterfalls.

The Country

The island of Tahiti-Iti, is the largest of French Polynesia’s 118 islands and atolls. The capital Papeete is a port town and best acts as mere gateway to a tropical paradise. The island was formed from volcanic activity and is lushly forested with high mountains with surrounding coral reefs. Tahiti is the economic, cultural, and political centre of French Polynesia, which is part of the French Republic.  

Getting There

Fly to the capital of Papeete and then it is a two-hour taxi transfer to Teahupo’o. The outer islands of Moorea, Bora Bora and Huahine can be reached by boat, public ferry or internal flights.  

Travel Information

Time Zone



CFP franc 

Calling code



220 Volts at 60 Hertz