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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

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:

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:

American Samoa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Poloa sea temperature, Poloa photographs, Poloa detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Poloa webcams, current wind from Tutuila live weather stations and Poloa tide predictions. The American Samoa swell maps link will open up the big picture showing American Samoa and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from American Samoa wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Poloa

Poloa Surf:

Friday, 29 May 2020, 03:23 Local time
Friday 29
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - 8 9
Wind (km/h) 15
NE 15
ENE 20
ENE 20
Wind State cross-
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Tide Times:

For Amanave Bay, 1 km from Poloa.

IS AT (local time)

Poloa Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Pago Pago Airport, 16 km from Poloa.

light winds from the N

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
26.1 °C

Current weather near Poloa

Buoy Data:

At Aunuu, American Samoa, 25 miles from Poloa.

  11PM 12AM 1AM 2AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.6
Dominant period (s) 12 13 14 13

All wavebuoys around Poloa

Overall Poloa Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

Surf stats for Poloa: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Poloa: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Poloa Location Maps

Poloa Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Poloa:

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Wave buoys nearest to Poloa:

Tide stations nearest to Poloa:

  • Closest tide station
    9 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Pago Pago, American Samoa
    12 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    71 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Tau Island, Manua Islands
    89 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Asau Harbor, Savaii Island
    132 mi


  • 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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