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Teahupo’o Tahiti Surfari is a family history.

Founded through our love for our “fenua” (our homeland) and our passion for surfing.  We launched our services and charters in 2011, to make the beauty and power of Teahupo’o accessible to the media.  This exposure placed our “home break”, on the international map of world-class surfing.  As world travellers came to embrace Teahupo’o, we then expanded our charters to share Tahiti Iti’s other hidden secrets .  


Our expeditions begin at the “end of the road”, where we will explore those parts of the Tahitian peninsula in which mother nature remains untouched, as they are only accessible by boat!   Uncover the richness of our “Fenua Aihere”, as we walk through lush forest to the caves of “Vaipoiri”, cruise below the cliffs of “Te Pari”, and swim in the crystal clear waters of the lagoon.  During our austral winters, as southern hemispheric storms generate large swells in the South Pacific, you’ll be able to witness the phenomenon of Teahupo’o … one of the planet’s “heaviest” waves!  The season (July - November) also brings humpback whales to our waters, who often take shelter along our barrier reefs and shore lines.  Whatever the time of year, each experience is a true adventure!  

Whether you opt for a one-hour, half-day, or full-day excursion, come experience the beauty of Tahiti Iti and the vibrance of our Polynesian culture through Tahitian eyes.  With over 30 years of experience, Bjarn, is one of Teahupo’o’s most highly respected boat captains.  He is known for his mastery in navigating French Polynesia’s south swells in even the most extreme conditions.  Matahi brings his free spirit and passion for surf as an expert guide to Teahupo’o and Tahiti Iti’s other reef breaks during our “surfari" expeditions.  Cindy, one of the very few women to hold a BC200 captain’s license in all of French Polynesia, shares with you her love for the ocean and respect for marine wildlife, and brings you to those special spots along the peninsula, which served as her childhood playground.  For tourists and locals alike, you’ll get a true taste of the islands with Otilia’s “Ma’a Tahiti”, traditional Polynesian cuisine.  Savor the natural sweetness of freshly squeezed coconut milk over ‘uru (breadfruit), taro, fresh-caught fish, and of course, the best “poisson cru” in Tahiti Iti!


We hope to leave you with unforgettable memories of your trip to the “wild side” of Tahiti!

Matahi Drollet, Cindy taxi boat
Teahupoo Taxi boat
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Our fleet of 2 boats, Mitirapa and Te ava iti, pass annual safety inspections by the French Maritime Affairs.  They are both fully insured and equipped with all first aid, radio, and safety devices required by French law.  Powered by Suzuki 4-stroke engines, our boats are fast and powerful, yet silent.  They have been designed with your safety and comfort in mind.



Construction:          Nauti Sport Industries, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Category:                 Commercial boat for passenger transport

Max. capacity:        12 passengers + 2 crew



Construction:          Richard, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Category:                 Commercial boat for passenger transport

Max. capacity:        6 passengers + 1 crew

This type of boat, known as a "poti marara" (flying fish), was specifially designed in Tahiti to accommodate local fishing practices.

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Their TTS adventure

TripAdvisor Review by a Teahupoo Tahiti Surfari guest


Earlier this month we took the half day tour with Bjarn and Cindy, on their boat at Teahupoo.Cindy was very efficient and flexible in organising and co-ordinating the trip in advance.They were punctual and professional and made us feel safe during our day of adventures (scrambling over the rocks into a rockpool with a waterfall, swimming in an underwater cave etc), Although the surf was small that day the scenery from the boat was breathtaking, Bjarn kept us entertained with his local knowledge and sense of humour. The lunch of “poisson cru”, prepared by Cindy was delicious,and the generosity of their time made us feel like family friends rather than tourists. Snorkelling over the coral reef and dolphins on the homeward journey capped off a memorable day.We would highly recommend this as a “must-do” if you’re in Tahiti.Tony and Christine Boyle, Australia


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This 14 year old could be the next prince of Teahupoo if you follow his blood line and skill set. Born into a family of people who live and work on the water Matahi was never going to do anything else but surf and be really good at it. His oldest brother is Manoa Drollet, his father and big sister are the best boat drivers in the business when looking for that killer angle from the channel and if you look at shots of the joint you would see their pacific blue painted boats deeper than anyone.


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Matahi Drollet
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