KiteSurf Spots In Moorea

If your trip should include only one island, it should be Moorea!

Close to the main island of Tahiti, this 60km round island offers everything you can expect from a tropical place: white sand beach and turquoise water full of wildlife, steep volcanic mountains covered with luxurious rainforest...

The best point of Moorea for surfing and kitesurfing is that the island is so small that every spot os close one to each other. Whatever the wind or the swell, you won’t drive more than half an hour to get to the best spot of the day!And here are plenty of places to ride in Moorea.

The most known is the Beach Club near Tipanier Hotel. Located on the West end of the North shore, the place works with winds from ESE to NE. The best wind is the trade E winds. The place offer a nice sandy beach to launch from and a short but great lagoon to ride flat. You can also go upwind to the first pass and ride some waves,on left and rights. During the summer, the north swells can bring some nice breaks in the reef. Downwind there is a nice sand bank with waist high water in front of a coconut trees covered island. The place is idyllic and is used by the local kiteschools.

The whole North shore can be rident with ESE to NE winds. This is where we organize our favorite 12 km downwind along the reef! You can ride inside  flat lagoon, outside wide ocean swell and also 4 reef passes for surfing. If you go by yourself, just take care not to launch your kite from private lands,  and also watch the reef cause the water can be shallow sometimes...

For winter S trade winds, the public beach of Temae near the airport offer a great playground for freestylers. This place offers the best photographic area! The wind is onshore so just  take care don’t jump too close to the numerous coconut trees on the beach who already tasted several kites in the last years. The beach can be crowded during weekends and public holidays so avoid kiteboarding there. Just move a few miles to another place along the road on the south shore to lauch from.

For wave riders, there are several passes  on the south and west coast of the island  that offers kite wave riding. The most known is Haapiti. The best wind is SE during the winter. These are  reef breaks, strong waves on shallow and hard coral. You’ll be riding about 1km from the shore with a strong current pushing you outside. Take extreme caution when you do riding the reef and never go alone!!! Be very observant to weather and clouds  cause the wind can change quickly in waves and it’s a long, long swim to come back!!!

In my last 13 years of kiteboarding here, I rode more than 50 km of the 60 km of lagoon in Moorea. The island works with every wind direction, usually from 10 AM to 5 PM. Some winds are more consistent in the morning, other in the late afternoon. You just need to know when to be ready and where to lauch from.  Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need infos, help to plan your visit  or if you wanna share our secret spots...