One of the most picturesque settings on the lesser populated island of Savaii in Samoa. Sit in the main lounge and watch the waves peel left and right, less than 200 metres in front of you. Almost all the breaks in Samoa pack some punch. So it is a good choice for surfers with reasonable experience, looking for hollow, powerful waves.
Savaii Surfaris was established by the former Sunshine Coast surfer Keith Martin and his wife Lau. They are wonderful hosts and Keith has pioneered many of the surf breaks throughout the island. The time of year for your visit will determine where you mostly surf. Swell is not usually an issue in Samoa (especially on outer reefs), so it tends to be the wind direction and force that determines the day’s surf location. The break out the front is consistent, is surfable in small conditions and will hold a very solid swell. Both Keith’s sons have it wired and will show you where to sit. If the winds are unfavourable for the home break, you will be taken to another part of the island. Nowhere is more than an hour’s drive away.
Samoa is easy to get to for Australians – just 5 hours direct flying from Brisbane (a bit more from other East Coast capital cities). The cost of living is cheap in Samoa, which is reflected in the price of a stay with Savaii Surfaris. The fales (beach hut) accommodation vary in size and are comfortable without being luxurious. All have ceiling fans and a couple have air-conditioning. The food is prepared by local chefs, with local produce (especially fish) featuring prominently.
We love Savaii Surfaris, which is just as well, cos it is the only real surf resort on Savaii.