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Tiavea Bay Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Upolu, Samoa)

Today's Tiavea Bay sea temperature is 29.3 °C.

Statistics for 01 Feb (1981–2005) – mean: 29.0 °C, range: 27.4 °C to 30.1 °C

Very warm air temperatures and very warm water(29 °C) too at Tiavea Bay, warm enough for wearing board shorts and a rash vest in the surf. Cloudy, but feeling very pleasant in and out of the water.

Samoa Sea Water Temperature

Map of current Samoa
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Samoa Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current Samoa
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)

(click thumbnails to expand)

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Tiavea Bay. This has been derived from analysis of two decades of oceanographic satellite measurements of nearby open water. We have calculated the average water temperature variation around the year as well as the extremes that have been observed on each date.

Tiavea Bay Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Tiavea Bay sea water temperatures peak in the range 28 to 30°C (82 to 86°F) on around the 15th of March and are at their minimum on about the 4th of August, in the range 26 to 28°C (79 to 82°F). Year round warm sea water temperatures at Tiavea Bay mean that a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Tiavea Bay can vary by several degrees compared with these open water averages. This is especially true after heavy rain, close to river mouths or after long periods of strong offshore winds. Offshore winds cause colder deep water to replace surface water that has been warmed by the sun. Air temperature, wind-chill and sunshine should also be considered before deciding on the kind of wetsuit needed to stay warm when surfing at Tiavea Bay. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.