Teahupo’o—The Reef Surfer’s Mecca

Teahupo’o is a village on the south-east coast of Tahiti in French Polynesia in the southern Pacific Ocean. Known for its stunning sunsets and pristine beaches, this tiny village attracts a big reef surfing crowd. The area is known for the surf break and heavy, glassy waves offshore. These waves can often reach 10 feet… Read More »

Tips for Surfing Reef Breaks

As we’ve mentioned, reef surfing is not a beginner’s sport. Before attempting these rides, you should have extensive experience with “regular” surfing. However, even those with this experience can find it difficult to break into this niche surfing style. If you’re planning to surf over the reef for the first time, you’ll likely feel a… Read More »

Reef Surf School

Reef surfing isn’t like, beach or point break surfing, the other two major types of surfing. With a reef, rocks and coral and other reef elements dictate the breaking waves, creating more predictable surf but also creating landmine-like penalties when you wipe out. Reef breaks also tend to produce steeper, more powerful waves. Despite the… Read More »