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Salailua break guidePhoto by: Rob Davies

Salailua Surf Guide

Salailua in Savai'i is an exposed reef break that has dependable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast with some shelter here from southeast winds. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. There are left and right breaking reefs. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rocks and sharks.

Salailua Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s44.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
29.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Salailua:

The best conditions reported for surf at Salailua occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Salailua with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 49% of the time in May while 24% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 27% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
49%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
24%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
27%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Salailua Location Map

Interactive Salailua 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 Salailua is Faleolo International Airport (APW) in Samoa, which is 67 km (42 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Salailua is Pago Pago International Airport (PPG), also in Samoa, 216 km (134 miles) away.

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Salailua Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 28 November 2021, 14:20 Local Time
Sunday 28
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m)
1
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.8
SW
Period (s) 15 15 14 14
Wind (km/h)
30
25
25
30
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Salailua

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

Wind History at Salailua

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

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