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

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

Papeete is a coastal city in French Polynesia. It is a rather small-sized town close to the ocean with a population of 26357 people. The water temperature around Papeete is nearly steady year round. The temperature ranges from 26.2°C (79.2°F) in August up to 28.7°C (83.7°F) in the month of March, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 27°C (81°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Papeete 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 Papeete?

The current water temperature in the month of March near Papeete is ca:
29°C (84°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Papeete. The closest one is Papeete Harbour, which is only 1.2km (2.2miles) away from Papeete. Click here for more information on Papeete Harbour and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Papeete are La Fayette Reef, which is ca 3.5km (2.2miles) away, and La Fayette, located roughly 3.6km (2.2miles) from Papeete.

Are there sandy beaches close by?

Not too many beaches are located in close proximity to Papeete. A beach, which is not too far away, is Teahupoo, which is more than 29.1km (18.1miles) away from Papeete. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try South Ofu Beach, approximately 1365.4km (848miles) away from Papeete.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Papeete?

The average sea temperature around Papeete is extremely warm, around 27°C (81°F), with no significant changes during the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to sea temperatures in December and January. Because of this, a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Papeete. Nevertheless, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for abnormal windy conditions and for UV protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around Papeete can be very intense.

How is the diving and fishing close to Papeete?

Fishing and Scuba diving conditions change very little throughout the year. The waters around Papeete are mostly tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (75-84°F). The following fish like to hang out in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Papeete: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Papeete...

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