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Fagaalu ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Fagaalu Surf Guide

Fagaalu in Tutuila is an exposed reef break. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. Ideal winds are from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. There is a right hand reef break. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for rips, pollution, coral and sharks.

Fagaalu Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
29.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Fagaalu:

The best conditions reported for surf at Fagaalu 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 Fagaalu (for consistent clean waves)?

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Fagaalu 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 34% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 43% 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
34%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
43%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Fagaalu Location Map

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

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Fagaalu Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 23:38 Local Time
TueWednesday 14
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 1.1
SW
1.2
SW
1.2
SW
1.3
SW
Period (s) 20 20 19 19
Wind (km/h) 5
W 5
W 5
WSW 5
NNW
Wind State glass glass cross-
off
glass

Swell History at Fagaalu

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

Wind History at Fagaalu

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

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    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 Fagaalu: