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

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

Paparaa is a surf spot in French Polynesia. The water temperature around Paparaa has low variability year round. The temperature ranges from 25.9°C (78.7°F) in September up to 28.9°C (84°F) in the month of March, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 27°C (81°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Paparaa 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 at Paparaa?

The current water temperature in the month of February at Paparaa is about:
28°C (82°F)

Are there any other surf spots located close to Paparaa?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Paparaa. The nearest one is Paparaa-Outer Reefs, which is 0.3km (0.2miles) away from Paparaa. Click here to check out more information on Paparaa-Outer Reefs and its current water temperature. Another good surfspot near Paparaa is Maraa, which is approximately 6.8km (4.2miles) away.

Are there gorgeous beaches near by?

Not too many beaches are near to Paparaa. The next good beach is Teahupoo, which is almost 14.9km (9.3miles) away from Paparaa. If you have some extra time, you can also visit South Ofu Beach, which is ca 1373.9km (853.4miles) away from Paparaa.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Paparaa?

The average sea temperature at Paparaa is extremely warm, around 27°C (81°F), with only little changes during the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to temperatures in December and January. Because of this, a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Paparaa. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for abnormal chilly conditions and for UVA/UVB protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation at Paparaa can be remarkably strong.

How is the diving and fishing close to Paparaa?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions stay very constant during the year. The waters at Paparaa are nearly almost tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (75-84°F). The following fish love this water temperature and can often be found: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Paparaa: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Paparaa...

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