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Matu'u ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Matu'u Surf Guide

Matu'u in Tutuila is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf. The favoured time of year for waves is autumn. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. There is a right hand reef break. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Hazards include coral and sharks.

Matu'u Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Matu'u:

The best conditions reported for surf at Matu'u occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Matu'u 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 19% of the time in April while 45% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 36% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
19%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
45%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
36%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Matu'u Location Map

Interactive Matu'u 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 Matu'u is Pago Pago International Airport (PPG) in Samoa, which is 3 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Matu'u is Faleolo International Airport (APW), also in Samoa, 150 km (93 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Matu'u Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 15 May 2021, 06:26 Local Time
Saturday 15
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 0.8
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 25
ESE 25
ESE 25
ESE 30
ESE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Matu'u

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

Wind History at Matu'u

Wind stats for Matu'u, 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 Matu'u. Click below to view there surf guides.

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

Wave Buoys Nearest To Matu'u: