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Malama Lefts Surf Guide

Malama Lefts in Savai'i is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the west southwest with some shelter here from southeast winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the north. There is a left breaking reef. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rocks.

Malama Lefts Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s44.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
28.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Malama Lefts:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Malama Lefts 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 21% of the time in January while 50% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 29% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
21%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
50%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
29%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Malama Lefts Location Map

Interactive Malama Lefts 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 Malama Lefts is Faleolo International Airport (APW) in Samoa, which is 44 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Malama Lefts is Pago Pago International Airport (PPG), also in Samoa, 191 km (119 miles) away.

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Malama Lefts Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 2 December 2022, 00:27 Local Time
ThuFriday 02
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m)
1
NNE
1
NNE
0.8
NNW
0.8
NNW
Period (s) 13 13 18 17
Wind (km/h)
0
0
5
5
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Swell History at Malama Lefts

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

Wind History at Malama Lefts

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

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: consistent
    23km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    28km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: consistent
    43km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
    48km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: consistent
    64km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Malama Lefts: