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

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

Tahiti is an island in French Polynesia. It is part of the Windward Islands island group. The water temperature around Tahiti is nearly constant during the year. 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 Tahiti 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 Tahiti?

The current water temperature in the month of September near Tahiti is about:
26°C (79°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Tahiti?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Tahiti. The nearest one is Paparaa, which is only 6.3km (4.1miles) away from Tahiti. Click here for more information on Paparaa and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Tahiti are Paparaa-Outer Reefs, which is ca 6.6km (4.1miles) away, and Faaone, located ca 9.2km (5.7miles) from Tahiti.

Are there beaches near by?

Not too many beaches are in proximity to Tahiti. A beach, which is not too far away, is Teahupoo, which is more than 16.1km (10miles) away from Tahiti. If you have some extra time, you can also visit South Ofu Beach, 1375.2km (854.1miles) away from Tahiti.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Tahiti?

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

How is the diving and fishing close to Tahiti?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions stay very constant throughout the year. The waters around Tahiti are always tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (75-84°F). The following fish love this water temperature : Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Tahiti: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Tahiti...

Do you know what the the city Lappeenranta in Finland, the city Saint-Meloir-des-Ondes in France, and the city Kudat in Malaysia have in common with Tahiti? Click on the links to find out...