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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Paopao, French Polynesia

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Paopao...

Paopao is a coastal city in French Polynesia. It is a quite dense city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 4221 people. The water temperature around Paopao has low variability year round. The temperature ranges from 26.6°C (79.9°F) in July up to 29.5°C (85°F) in the month of March, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C (82°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Paopao is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Paopao?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters near Paopao is about:
28°C (83°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Paopao. The closest one is Cook bay left, which is just 1.7km (2miles) away from Paopao. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Cook bay left and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Paopao are Papetoai, which is 3.3km (2miles) away, and Temae, located 4.2km (2.6miles) from Paopao.

Are there beaches in proximity to Paopao?

Not many beaches are located close to Paopao. The closest decent one is Teahupoo, which is 43.4km (26.9miles) away from Paopao. If you don't mind the drive, you can also visit South Ofu Beach, which is 1348.4km (837.5miles) away from Paopao.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Paopao?

The average sea temperature around Paopao is extremely warm, around 28°C (82°F), with very little variations throughout the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to temperatures in December and January. That is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Paopao. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for very chilly conditions and for UV protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around Paopao can be remarkably strong.

How is the diving and fishing near Paopao?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions are very similar year round. The waters are nearly almost tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (76-85°F). The following fish like to swim in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Paopao: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Paopao...

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