Surfing in Samoa
Information about Samoa
Surf Samoa - Quick Facts
LOCATION: Oceania (Between NZ and Hawaii)
LANGUAGE: Samoan (Polynesian), English
The Island of Samoa lies north east of Fiji and is a surfing destination offering warm water,
a tropical island paradise, and most importantly consistent quality waves. It is a destination that is 'on' all round and catches swell from pretty much every direction. Sounds good so far!
The Independent State of Samoa, formerly known as Western Samoa, comprises of two islands, Upolu and Savai'i. Take your choice, both have great waves to choose from. It can be quite
expensive to stay though, so take some time to plan your trip properly and prepare before you go.
Samoa Surfing Info and Details
Samoa Surf Spot Map
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The most consistent swells come from way down in the southern ocean and intensify before exploding on Upolu Island's south shore. There are a handful of magical surf spots waiting for these swells to hit - A'ufaga Village, Salani and Boulders are all waves to watch out for.
99% reef breaks with powerful hollow sections. Hire a car and just drive. If there is a decent swell you'll see wave after wave breaking on the reefs surronding the islands.
You'll need to be in top shape to make the most of the waves here, check out our surf fitness section for help getting in to shape.
It's location in the South Pacific ensures that there is plenty of swell all year round but the best time is generally considered to be the months of April through October when waves are created by the big lows down near Antarctica. February is the wet season but glassy conditions are almost guaranteed at this time of year.
Oh yeah - it's boardies all year round!
Surfing Samoa - The Good
Consistent Swell All Year
Surf Samoa - The Bad and the Ugly
No Surfing on Sundays
Samoa Surfing Conditions
Samoa Swell Size and Samoa Water Temperature
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