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Alao ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.5
Accommodation: 1.0

Overall: 2.8

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Alao Surf Guide

Alao in Tutuila is a fairly exposed point break that only works once in a while. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north.There is a left hand point break here. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here. Take care of coral and sharks.

Alao Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
29.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Alao:

The best conditions reported for surf at Alao occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Alao (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Alao with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 19% of the time in February while 20% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 61% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
19%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
20%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
61%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Alao Location Map

Interactive Alao surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Alao is Pago Pago International Airport (PPG) in Samoa, which is 15 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Alao is Faleolo International Airport (APW), also in Samoa, 161 km (100 miles) away.

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Alao Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 27 February 2021, 02:09 Local Time
Saturday 27
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 0.9
NNE
0.9
NE
0.9
NE
0.9
NE
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 0
SE 10
E 10
NE 10
NE
Wind State glass cross-
on
cross cross-
off

Swell History at Alao

Surf stats for Alao, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Alao

Wind stats for Alao, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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