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Coral Heads ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Coral Heads Surf Guide

Coral Heads in Tutuila is an exposed reef break that only works when conditions are just right. The favoured time of year for waves is autumn. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. A reef breaks right. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include rips, rocks, pollution,coral.

Coral Heads Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
29.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Coral Heads:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Coral Heads with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 23% of the time in March while 35% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 42% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
23%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
35%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
42%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Coral Heads Location Map

Interactive Coral Heads 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 Coral Heads is Pago Pago International Airport (PPG) in Samoa, which is 4 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Coral Heads is Faleolo International Airport (APW), also in Samoa, 150 km (93 miles) away.

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Coral Heads Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 19 April 2021, 16:10 Local Time
Monday 19Tue
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 0.9
SW
0.9
SW
1.0
SW
0.9
SW
Period (s) 16 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 25
E 25
E 25
E 20
ENE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Coral Heads

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

Wind History at Coral Heads

Wind stats for Coral Heads, 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 Coral Heads. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Coral Heads: