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The Wharf Surf Guide

The Wharf in Savai'i is an exposed reef break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west northwest with some shelter here from southeast winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. A reef breaks right. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of rocks and sharks.

The Wharf Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s44.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
29.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Wharf:

The best conditions reported for surf at The Wharf occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing The Wharf 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 5% of the time in May while 16% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 79% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
5%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
16%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
79%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Wharf Location Map

Interactive The Wharf 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 Wharf is Faleolo International Airport (APW) in Samoa, which is 26 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to The Wharf is Pago Pago International Airport (PPG), also in Samoa, 177 km (110 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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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 Wharf Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 3 December 2021, 18:44 Local Time
Friday 03Sat
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m)
0.3
SSW
0.5
SSE
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
Period (s) 16 9 15 14
Wind (km/h)
0
5
10
10
Wind State glass cross-
off
off cross-
off

Swell History at The Wharf

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

Wind History at The Wharf

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near The Wharf. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    9km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: consistent
    23km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: consistent
    42km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: consistent
    44km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
    52km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To The Wharf: