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Salani break guidePhoto by: Rob Davies

Salani Surf Guide

Salani in Upolu is an exposed reef break that has very consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. Left and better right hand reef breaks.. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of rocks and sharks.

Salani Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
27.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Salani:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Salani 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 12% of the time in April while 27% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 61% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Salani Location Map

Interactive Salani 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 Salani is Faleolo International Airport (APW) in Samoa, which is 46 km (29 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Salani is Pago Pago International Airport (PPG), also in Samoa, 106 km (66 miles) away.

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Salani Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 14 August 2022, 20:00 Local Time
SunMonday 15
Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 10 7 7
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Salani

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

Wind History at Salani

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

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    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: very consistent
    8km away
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    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: very consistent
    8km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.3
    Reliability: consistent
    10km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: consistent
    16km away

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