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Poloa ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.5
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Poloa Surf Guide

Poloa in Tutuila is an exposed reef and point break that has unreliable waves. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the south southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the north. A right hand reef Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care of sharp coral, rips and sharks.

Poloa Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReef and pointIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
29.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Poloa:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Poloa 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 15% of the time in January while 26% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 59% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
15%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
26%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
59%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Poloa Location Map

Interactive Poloa 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 Poloa is Pago Pago International Airport (PPG) in Samoa, which is 16 km (10 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Poloa is Faleolo International Airport (APW), also in Samoa, 135 km (84 miles) away.

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Poloa Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 17 May 2021, 15:56 Local Time
Monday 17
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 0.5
E
0.4
NE
0.4
NE
0.4
NE
Period (s) 10 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 30
E 30
E 30
E 35
E
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Poloa

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

Wind History at Poloa

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

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    8km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    15km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Poloa: