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Boulders ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 4.0

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Boulders Surf Guide

Boulders in Upolu is a fairly exposed reef break that has dependable surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the north with some shelter here from southeast winds. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. A left hand reef break. Sometimes crowded. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Boulders Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s44.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
29.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Boulders:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Boulders with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 13% of the time in April while 24% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 63% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
13%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
24%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
63%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Boulders Location Map

Interactive Boulders 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 Boulders is Faleolo International Airport (APW) in Samoa, which is 33 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Boulders is Pago Pago International Airport (PPG), also in Samoa, 121 km (75 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Boulders Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 01:16 Local Time
ThuFriday 16
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 1.6
SW
1.6
SW
1.6
SW
1.4
SW
Period (s) 17 17 16 16
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 10
WSW 15
SSW 10
SSE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
on

Swell History at Boulders

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

Wind History at Boulders

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Boulders. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: very consistent
    8km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    15km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: consistent
    16km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: very consistent
    16km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Boulders: