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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 Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 29.0 °C

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Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 06:09 Local time
Tuesday 19
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
SE 10
SE 5
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

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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.

Samoa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Salani, 1 km from Tafatafa.

IS AT (local time)

Tafatafa Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Faleolo International/Apia Airport, 44 km from Tafatafa.

light winds from the SSE

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
24 °C

Current weather near Tafatafa

Buoy Data:

At Aunuu, American Samoa, 80 miles from Tafatafa.

  1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.3
Dominant period (s) 8 13 13 9

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Overall Tafatafa Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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


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

Tafatafa Location Maps

Tafatafa Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Tafatafa:

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Wave buoys nearest to Tafatafa:

Tide stations nearest to Tafatafa:

  • Closest tide station
    18 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    66 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Pago Pago, American Samoa
    67 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Asau Harbor, Savaii Island
    76 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Tau Island, Manua Islands
    143 mi


  • 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.
Tafatafa break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Tafatafa, Upolu. Use the tab navigation above to view Tafatafa sea temperature, Tafatafa photographs, Tafatafa detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Tafatafa webcams, current wind from Upolu live weather stations and Tafatafa tide predictions. The Samoa swell maps link will open up the big picture showing 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 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 Tafatafa.