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Sliding Rock ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.0

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Sliding Rock Surf Guide

Sliding Rock in Tutuila is an exposed beach break that does not work very often. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around high tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include rips, rocks, sharks.

Sliding Rock Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s44.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
29.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sliding Rock:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Sliding Rock with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 24% of the time in February while 20% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 56% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
24%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
20%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
56%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Sliding Rock Location Map

Interactive Sliding Rock 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 Sliding Rock is Pago Pago International Airport (PPG) in Samoa, which is 11 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Sliding Rock is Faleolo International Airport (APW), also in Samoa, 143 km (89 miles) away.

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Sliding Rock Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 17 May 2021, 15:43 Local Time
Monday 17
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 0.4
NE
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
Period (s) 9 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 30
E 30
E 30
E 35
E
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Sliding Rock

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

Wind History at Sliding Rock

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

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    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away
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    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    8km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    10km away

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