Upolu

What's The Surf Like?

Samoan surf is a blend of powerful waves forming out of deep water that explode when they hit the offshore coral reef that surrounds the islands. Samoa has a host of waves with a variety of set ups to choose from and quality can get world class if the conditions are right.

Upolu is the main surfing destination in Samoa and there are many reef passes dotted along the coastline that present opportunities to those who are willing to explore the region looking for waves.

Upolu has surf all year round and with the two different seasons comes changes in wind and swell directions. With the dry season (May-October) comes big south swells (3-10ft) and mainly south-east trade winds, so the early session is the go to get those glassy conditions.

During the wet season (November-April) the swell drops to a more comfortable size (2-5ft) and the trade winds are north-east, creating clean offshore conditions.

The swell during the wet season is a combination of small south swells with the occasional cyclone swell which passes to the south. The north swells are the same swells that hit Hawaii, only not as big, so there's always some swell somewhere to be found around the island.

If you are learning or just beginning to surf, you should perhaps look at other surfing destinations as the conditions in Samoa generally aren't suited for you.

Weather in Upolu

November - April
May - October
29°C

As part of Samoa, Upolu follows the same two seasons. The wet season from November to April, and the dry season from May to October. It remains relatively hot and humid year round, and has a very tropical climate. Showers can still occur frequently during the dry season but traditionally do not last long.

The average temperature is around 29°C and the water temperature averages at around 26'C year round.

Upolu

Coconuts Beach Resort (WS)

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  • Resort
Jan - Dec
11 breaks nearby
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Coconuts Beach Resort (WS)

Coconuts Beach Resort is a laid back classic Samoan Resort built in harmony with the beauty of the natural surroundings.

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Manoa Tours

  • Tour
Jan - Dec
11 breaks nearby
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Manoa Tours

Providing tailored surf transfers to the exclusive breaks of Samoa, regardless of location or ability. Surf the uncrowded tropical reefs that youve always dreamed of.

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SaMoana Resort Samoa

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  • Surf Resort
Jan - Dec
11 breaks nearby
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SaMoana Resort Samoa

Sa Moana Resort is a private secluded resort set on absolute exclusive beach front that offers unique services and experiences providing guests with superior customer service and a relaxing cultural experience which cannot be found in any other resort on Island.

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Seabreeze Resort

  • Resort
Jan - Dec
7 breaks nearby
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Seabreeze Resort

Seabreeze Resort, a romantic luxury resort situated on the South East coast of Samoas main island Upolu. Seabreeze is nestled in its own private sandy bay directly on the beach. With stunning ocean views, Seabreeze Resort is the perfect place for those romantic getaways.

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Sinalei Reef Resort

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  • Resort
Jan - Dec
11 breaks nearby
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Sinalei Reef Resort

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Nearby Surf Breaks
Upolu

Boulders

Boulders
Surf Skill:
3
Break:
Left
Surf Type:
  • Gun
  • Semi Gun
  • Shortboarders
Season:
Mar - Sep
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One of Samoas best known waves. Boulders is a lava rock point that swings into a coral reef.

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Coconuts

Coconuts
Surf Skill:
4
Break:
Right
Surf Type:
  • Gun
  • Semi Gun
  • Shortboarders
Season:
Mar - Sep
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Coconuts is an incredibly hollow right hander that has been compared to HTs in the Mentawais. This barrel can hold up to ten foot.

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Fagaloa Bay

Fagaloa Bay
Surf Skill:
3
Break:
Right/Left
Surf Type:
  • Longboarders
  • Shortboarders
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarders
Season:
Apr - Sep
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Fagaloa Bay sits on the North-eastern side of Upolu. It is home to the mellower point-breaks that are perfectly suited to longboards.

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Falea Puna

Falea Puna
Surf Skill:
3
Break:
Right
Surf Type:
  • Shortboarders
Season:
Jan - Mar, Oct - Dec
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Falea Puna is a medium length hollow right hander breaking over a shallow reef.

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Inside Siumu

Inside Siumu
Surf Skill:
3
Break:
Left
Surf Type:
  • Longboarders
  • Shortboarders
Season:
Apr - Sep
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Inside Siumu is a short fun left with whackable walls.

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Laulii

Laulii
Surf Skill:
3
Break:
Right
Surf Type:
  • Longboarders
  • Shortboarders
Season:
Jan - Mar, Oct - Dec
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Laulii is an excellent right that winds down a small point into a tropical bay with a hollow first section.

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