10 Feb 2016 - Surf Report
SCORING PERFECTION -
A new week at the lodge has begun, and that means a new group of guests ready for a surf vacation to remember; each was greeted with waves of 3-4 ft, un-ridden perfection. The boys eagerly put in their fins, waxed the surf boards and loaded up with zinc, then excitedly paddled down to familiarise themselves with the walls of Aganoa Lefts. The surfing was spectacular.
Just when we thought the stakes could go no higher, day two at Aganoa decided to turn up and deliver its most pristine weather conditions of the 2016 so far. Our guests spent hours in the water riding across the smooth, arching surfaces of both our right peaks. The lodge was ablaze with energy from the top-notch swells.
Our guests have enjoyed a selection of breathtaking sunsets that never seem to fail to draw gasps of wonder as they dip below the horizon. The Aganoa sunset truly proves the old saying of 'red sky at night, surfers delight'.
Tuesday brought a busy day of activities. Guests were taken on a fishing expedition trolling along the reefs. We were lucky enough to hook a 90 cm Barracuda. Later that afternoon, guests surfed our break on the East Coast, Pastor Point. Here they glided along 3-4 ft rights.
With froth levels high, Aganoa producing pumping 5 foot sets and only mid-way through their trip, it's safe to say that there will be plenty more perfect waves ridden. Let the vacation begin.
6 Feb 2016 - Surf Report
A SCENIC WEEK -
A quiet week at the lodge left the waves of the island perfect and un-ridden. It gave the guides and locals time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Savai’i; it’s almost as if they had a little vacation of their own.
Aganoa was a small 1-2 feet from the SW but that gave the option of adventuring to another one of our favourite surf breaks, Pastor Point, on the East coast. Here we were gratefully given pristine waves and uncrowded surfing.
Almost every afternoon the lodge has been front row for some of the most spectacular sunsets on Savai’i. As the sun sets in the distance, it makes way for a refreshing tropical storm to bring in the night sky. What a breathtaking contrast of mother nature to witness from your dining table while eating the freshest sashimi on the island.
During the day, calm conditions out in front of the lodge gave us the chance to do some snorkelling with our friendly local sea turtles and marine life.
There was a spike in the swell early this morning so fingers crossed it hangs around and the winds keep blowing off shore!