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Tahiti is composed of two circular islands, Tahiti Nui and Tahiti Iti, joined by the narrow isthmus of Taravao; it's part of the Society Islands, and the largest body of land in volcano-formed French Polynesia. Tahiti is renowned in the surf world for the big, tubing, powerful waves that break over its distant coral-lined reef passes. On the north coast— which receives consistent three to five-f...

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