Samoa

The jewel of the Pacific, Samoa is an unspoiled natural paradise with crystal clear waters, pristine rainforests and warm hospitality. It’s a true tropical paradise that offers visitors a glimpse into an untouched world of beauty and tranquillity. 

World Surfaris has hand-picked a range of stunning Samoan destinations, offering a variety of surf packages and holiday packages perfect for families, small groups, solo travellers and couples alike. Whether you’re a surfer or non-surfer, these resorts provide a gateway to experience everything this beautiful region of the Pacific has to offer. 

Both the Samoan Islands of Upolu and Savaii attract swell all year round, with a multitude of world-class reef breaks scattered from north to south, east to west. This region offers an incredible array of waves that should be on the bucket list of every surfer around the globe. 

While some resorts such as Aganoa Lodge and Salani Surf Resort have breaks within paddling distance from the beach, most surf breaks are only accessible by boat. Thankfully, with the help of an expert World Surfaris surf guide, you can explore them all. 

Samoa

Upolu

During the peak surf season months, from November to April, Samoa’s south coast breaks can be epic, with consistent swells and generally glassy, clean conditions due to the lack of trade winds during this time.  Southwest swells are common over this period, being the favoured swell direction of some of the world-class right-handers on the south coast, like Salani Right and Coconuts. During this same period, the north shore of Upolu can have good waves due to northerly swells pushing down from the storm activity in the North Pacific.  

November to January is when the north shore of Upolu is at its best. North swells originating in Alaska travel via Hawaii and hit Samoa’s north shore, approximately three to five days after hitting Oahu (Hawaii).

During Upolu’s low season, from May to September, the most consistent swells come from the southern ocean and intensify before exploding onto Upolu Island’s south shore. During this period, the southeast trade winds that are prevalent in the South Pacific can impact the surf breaks that are more exposed to the wind, whilst other breaks remain unaffected. Waves like Boulders and Missions are protected by headlands whilst Nuusafee (Devils Island) is off-shore in southeasterly winds, all providing hedges against the trade winds.

The southeasterly trade winds can be extremely strong and there may be times when conditions are not ideal for boat travel to the surf breaks. On these occasions, our experienced Samoan surf guides will track down the best surf that is accessible by vehicle. There will be days when there is very little wind and conditions are perfect, especially in the mornings and afternoon glass-offs.

Savai’i (Savaii)

Like neighboring Upolu, Savaii enjoys the best surf from November through to April, receiving the same swell from both the north and south.The surf breaks off Savaii are incredibly accessible, and unlike Upolu, most waves can be reached within a short paddle from the beach. This area offers various left and right-handers from 2 to 10 ft, for surfers of a variety of skill levels.

There are over 10 different surf breaks within an hour of our main surf camp partner in Savaii, with the majority being within 30 minutes away. With ultra-consistent surf and waves that work in a variety of conditions, surfing in Samoa has never looked so good!

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Samoan Surfaris
Samoan Surfaris
Samoa - Pacific
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Remote and rustic in nature, Samoan Surfaris is ideal for surfers chasing that classic surf, eat, sleep, repeat experience, off-grid and away from the crowds.

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Salani Surf Resort
Salani Surf Resort
Samoa - Pacific
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Salani Surf Resort, located on the South Coast of Upolu Island in Samoa, delivers unparallelled surfing, cultural immersion, and relaxation for surfers and non-surfers alike....

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Aganoa Beach Fales
Aganoa Beach Fales
Samoa - Pacific
Classic
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Talofa Lava and welcome to the Polynesian paradise that is Aganoa Beach Fales. Located at Aganoa Beach on Savaii Island in Samoa, Aganoa Beach Fales...

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