Surfing on Samoa - Surf Camps, Surf Schools and Accommodation
Talofa Samoa – Welcome to Samoa, the heart of Polynesia. Samoa’s breathtaking waterfalls, picturesque white, sandy beaches and unbeatable sunsets make for the ultimate holiday destination.
Samoa’s history dates back 3,000 years and many of its ancient traditions are still very much alive today. The country has a history of colonisation, although it officially gained independence from New Zealand in 1962. For anyone interested in the famous author Sir Robert Louis Stevenson, he spent his last years on the South Sea Island and is also buried there.
With phenomenal weather throughout the year, Samoa is perfect for surfers and anyone looking for a sun-drenched holiday with unforgettable views.
Samoa has a tropical climate that is strongly influenced by the trade winds. You will find warm temperatures ranging from an average of 26-30 degrees.
The western rocky region is more humid than the east coast due to trade winds that cause rain. The rainy season lasts from November until April. During this time, there is the potential for cyclones although Samoa is not typically affected.
The ideal time to visit is May through October during the dry season.
Samoa is a sublime surf destination as it has surf spots with waves comparable to Hawaii but without the crowds. The two main islands of Upolu and Savaii offer a range of waves that will suit surfers at all levels. Leave your wetsuit at home because the water is perfectly warm year-long.
Best surfing season for beginner: May – December
Best surfing season for advanced surfer: January – April
Those traveling to Samoa typically fly into Faleolo International airport (APW). Air New Zealand, Polynesian Blue, Air Pacific and Polynesian Airlines travel to Samoa from New Zealand, Australia, North America, Tonga and Fiji.
Once on the island, it is easy to get around by taxi, bus or rental car.