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Tiavea Bay Surf Guide

Tiavea Bay in Upolu is an exposed reef break that has reliable surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the south southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include rocks and sharks.

Tiavea Bay Spot Info

Icon reef  redReefIcon  s44.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
28.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tiavea Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tiavea Bay occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Tiavea Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 16% of the time in January while 42% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 42% 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 Tiavea Bay Location Map

Interactive Tiavea Bay 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 Tiavea Bay is Faleolo International Airport (APW) in Samoa, which is 57 km (35 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Tiavea Bay is Pago Pago International Airport (PPG), also in Samoa, 94 km (58 miles) away.

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Tiavea Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 1 December 2022, 23:30 Local Time
ThuFriday 02
Wave (m)
Period (s) 14 14 14 17
Wind (km/h)
Wind State glass off off glass

Swell History at Tiavea Bay

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

Wind History at Tiavea Bay

Wind stats for Tiavea Bay, 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 Tiavea Bay. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.3
    Reliability: consistent
    10km away
    • Icon reef  redReef/rivermouth
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: very consistent
    12km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: very consistent
    18km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    19km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: consistent
    25km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Tiavea Bay: