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Tafatafa ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Tafatafa Surf Guide

Tafatafa in Upolu is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf. The best time of year for waves is autumn. Offshore winds are from the north. Easily blown out by onshore winds Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. A right hand reef break. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of rocks and sharks.

Tafatafa Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
29.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tafatafa:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tafatafa 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 Tafatafa (for consistent clean waves)?

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Tafatafa 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.
clean
12%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
27%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
61%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Tafatafa Location Map

Interactive Tafatafa 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 Tafatafa is Faleolo International Airport (APW) in Samoa, which is 45 km (28 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Tafatafa is Pago Pago International Airport (PPG), also in Samoa, 107 km (66 miles) away.

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Tafatafa Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 10:49 Local Time
Wednesday 03
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 0.5
SW
0.5
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
Period (s) 20 20 20 19
Wind (km/h) 25
ENE 25
ENE 20
ENE 15
E
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Tafatafa

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

Wind History at Tafatafa

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

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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.2
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    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: very consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef/rivermouth
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: very consistent
    9km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.3
    Reliability: consistent
    11km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: consistent
    15km away

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