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The Leap Surf Guide

The Leap in Savai'i is an exposed reef break that has reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the northeast with some shelter here from southeast winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south. A left hand reef. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of rocks and sharks.

The Leap Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
28.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Leap:

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

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing The Leap 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.
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 The Leap Location Map

Interactive The Leap 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 The Leap is Faleolo International Airport (APW) in Samoa, which is 78 km (48 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to The Leap is Pago Pago International Airport (PPG), also in Samoa, 229 km (142 miles) away.

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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
The Leap Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 1 December 2022, 07:27 Local Time
Thursday 01
Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at The Leap

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

Wind History at The Leap

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

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