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Nua-Should've seen the wave before.
Nua ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.7

Overall: 3.0

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Nua Surf Guide

Nua in Tutuila is an exposed reef and point break that has reliable surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. A left hand reef break and in addition, there is also a left hand point break. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include ive coral, rips and sharks.

Nua Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReef and pointIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
29.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Nua:

The best conditions reported for surf at Nua occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Nua with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 48% of the time in June while 2% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 50% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
48%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
2%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
50%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Nua Location Map

Interactive Nua 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 Nua is Pago Pago International Airport (PPG) in Samoa, which is 13 km (8 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Nua is Faleolo International Airport (APW), also in Samoa, 139 km (86 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 4 March 2021, 16:14 Local Time
Thursday 04Fri
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
Period (s) 16 16 15 15
Wind (km/h) 20
ESE 20
E 20
ESE 20
ESE
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Nua

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

Wind History at Nua

Wind stats for Nua, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    12km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Nua:

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