Surfers will be delighted to know that Rapa Nui receives powerful swells year round, which offer irresistible left waves and excellent right waves that are perfect for both beginners and experienced surfers. The most popular spots are scattered along the west coast. For beginners, there are some good waves at the Hanga Roa cove. More experienced surfers must go to Mataveri (southwest) or to Tahai (northwest), where waves are more difficult. The solitude and calmness of the island make the surfer’s experience unique: an absolute joy if you come from the continent. In general, the best conditions to surf occur between September and March.