Toa Moana Surf School. Tahiti's surf is mythic among surfers the world over. To learn how to surf the barrels and reef breaks, check out this Pape'ete-based operator, which offers packages of 10 lessons and will take you to various hot spots around the island. Fare Tony, Blvd. Pomare, Pape'ete, Tahiti, Windward Islands. 83–12–90 or 77–61–40. .

Tura'I Mataare Surf School. With more than 13 years' experience, this operator can teach you the tricks and take you to the great breaks. PK 13.5 counterclockwise, Coastal road, Puna'auia, Tahiti, Windward Islands. 41–91–37.