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Lautaunuu Surf Guide

Lautaunuu in Upolu is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Ideal winds are from the south southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the north. There is a right hand reef break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of rocks and sharks.

Lautaunuu Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
28.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Lautaunuu:

The best conditions reported for surf at Lautaunuu occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Lautaunuu with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 16% of the time in January while 42% 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
16%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
42%
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 Lautaunuu Location Map

Interactive Lautaunuu 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 Lautaunuu is Faleolo International Airport (APW) in Samoa, which is 33 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Lautaunuu is Pago Pago International Airport (PPG), also in Samoa, 119 km (74 miles) away.

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Lautaunuu Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 2 December 2022, 01:04 Local Time
ThuFriday 02
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m)
1
NNE
1
NNE
0.8
NNW
0.8
NNW
Period (s) 14 14 18 17
Wind (km/h)
5
5
0
5
Wind State glass off glass glass

Swell History at Lautaunuu

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

Wind History at Lautaunuu

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

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: consistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: very consistent
    21km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: consistent
    21km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: very consistent
    21km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    21km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Lautaunuu: