Prepare for an epic surf adventure at Samoan Surfaris and let Brent Ross and his team help you find the best waves of your life. Samoan Surfaris will tailor a surf trip in Samoa that caters to all your needs, ensuring you have an unforgettable experience in this surfer’s paradise.
Located on the stunning Salamumu Beach, Samoan Surfaris provides a homestay-style experience like no other. With Brent and his Samoan family as your hosts, you’ll feel warmly welcomed and embraced, and share Brent’s expertise to surf, fish and explore the natural beauty of the area.
A stay at Samoan Surfaris is for surfers who appreciate simplicity and the pursuit of the ultimate surf experience. If you enjoy the simple things in life and are looking to escape the crowds, this destination is for you.
The team at Samoan Surfaris goes above and beyond to create a unique surf experience for every guest, tailoring your holiday to ensure you have plenty of opportunities to surf, connect with nature and immerse yourself in the beautiful Samoan culture. At Samoan Surfaris, you’ll arrive as a stranger, but leave as a member of the family.
Samoan Surfaris Accommodation
With only two beach fales plus a single room, Samoan Surfaris only caters to five guests at a time, ensuring personalised service and hospitality that is unparalleled. It’s the ideal destination to kick back and conquer some of the best waves Samoa has to offer.
Surf at Samoan Surfaris
Samoa has epic waves all year round and with so few guests staying at Samoan Surfaris you’re sure to get plenty of waves to yourself. Brett is an expert guide, and with him by your side, and a boat to reach the remote outer reefs, surf perfection is closer than you think.
During your Samoan surf trip, you’ll have the freedom to choose where you want to surf and how long you want to surf for. Resort guests have exclusive access to the boat and car, ensuring an intimate surf trip that is personalised to meet your needs.
Immerse yourself in the warm and welcoming atmosphere of this homestay, offering cosy, bed-and-breakfast-style accommodation. You’ll experience a genuine sense of family during your stay at this inviting retreat, with its home-away-from-home vibe that will make your Samoan holiday unforgettable.
At Samoan Surfaris, there are two beach fales for guests, as well as a single room upstairs with a downstairs bathroom for solo surfers. The beach fales are located only a stone’s throw from the crystal clear lagoon and feature a bar fridge, and fans to keep you cool. Bathroom facilities are shared.
Pele is Samoan Surfaris’ talented local chef and her delicious meals add an extra dimension to this surf adventure. With a focus on fresh local seafood and produce, Pele cooks surfer-size Western comfort meals that will satisfy your cravings while incorporating unique Samoan flavours and tastes.
Surf Samoan Surfaris
There are a dozen surf spots accessible from Samoan Surfaris that can be reached by boat, the travel time depending on the break. Some days you might be stoked to surf right out the front at Village lefts, however, on other days you can drive 15 minutes down the road to the boat anchorage and take off to hunt down waves on the outer reefs.
This area has a variety of waves from five to 45 minutes away, with the furthest on the south coast. Typical south coast breaks include Boulders, Coconuts, Wackas, Pebbles and Special K. North coast surf breaks are accessible by car and include Tiavea, Dragon’s Breath and many more.
Upolu Island has waves all year round, depending on swell and wind conditions, and is suitable for experienced surfers. The best swell direction is from the south for the south coast, and anything north or west for the north coast. The best wind conditions for the south coast are from the north, and the north coast waves prefer a southerly wind, but southwesterly winds are also offshore.
Brent, your expert surf guide, will help you track down breaks with fewer surfers, so you get more waves to yourself. His expert knowledge and experience in the area will ensure you always get to surf the best waves on offer.
To get to the waves, Brent operates a 23 ft centre console longboat, with a 40 hp Yamaha 4 stroke and auxiliary 5 hp Yamaha. This boat can be used to access the waves when they’re pumping, but it can also be used for other activities such as fishing and snorkelling. The boat is located a short 15-minute drive from Samoan Surfaris. Land-based tours and transfers are also available in the 7-seat Toyota Prado and dual cab Toyota Hilux 4WD.
A down-the-line left-hander at Salamumu Beach. It’s inconsistent, but can be very good.
True to its name, this wave is very ‘wackable’ and a fun and playful left-hander. It’s a versatile wave for surfers of all abilities and crafts.
A perfect right-hand setup breaking onto a shallow reef. This wave starts small, but can grow into a barrel of your dreams.
A freight train left-hander on an outer reef that can produce long, insane barrels in the right conditions.
A short, fun left-hander with great walls.
Longer and bowlier than the inside, in the right conditions Outside Siumu can be all-time.
A super round left-hander that horseshoes almost 90 degrees off a wedge in offshore southeasterly trade winds. Out the back is much longer and mellower, with big walls for big turns.
An incredibly hollow and sometimes intimidating right-hander that has been compared to HT’s in the Mentawais.
A classic left-hand point break that in the right conditions is very powerful and protected in southeasterly winds. Boulders can hold swell up to 15 ft.
Brent's Secret Spots
There are still a couple of secret spots in the south where you may get to surf alone when the conditions are right. Two breaks, in particular, include Y-Tops and Spot-X and offer perfection and a surf experience you’ll remember forever.
Tiavea Bay is a series of breaks including a ‘sunset’ style right-hand peak that provides heavy tubes and can hold swell up to 15 ft, and a river mouth with left and right-handers breaking off a peak that is fun for turns.
Fagaloa Bay is a series of points that can be compared to Noosa Heads, as it needs exact swell direction. It can only be accessed by boat, so is rarely surfed for this reason.
Three separate, medium-length hollow right-handers breaking onto a shallow coral reef stretching for over 400m, all varying in difficulty. Solo Solo is a swell magnet and offshore in most winds.
A right-hand point break that is offshore in most winds. Laulii is a playful, medium-length wave that barrels on a big swell.
This world-class wave is one of the best on Upolu Island and is situated approximately 10 minutes from Apia and a 15-minute paddle out. This wave can hold huge swells and is a right-hander that offers big open barrels you could drive a car through. Dragon’s Breath breaks similar to Pipeline in Hawaii.
The left off the other side is longer at about 150 to 200 m, and offers fast hollow tubes with three separate sections. For experienced surfers only.
A short, playful right-hander that is well worth a visit in the right conditions.
Another short, fun right-hander that is about one minute from Pudding Rock. Unlike many other waves in the area, Waterfalls breaks best on low tide.
When you’re not surfing, there’s plenty to do at Samoan Surfaris. You can explore the crystal clear waters on a snorkelling adventure, take off on a lagoon cruise, go on a spearfishing charter and watch the turtles, dolphins and whales play.
Samoa is an incredible location for anglers, and Samoan Surfaris offers fishing near the shore, bottom-fishing and light game fishing. You’ll target a range of species from smaller bottom fish to Sailfish and Marlin. Fishing trips cater to one or two anglers for a period of two to eight hours.
If you’d prefer to stay dry, you can experience the untouched beauty of Samoa with a hike, waterfall tour, turtle feeding, shopping and much more. The fales are located on a beautiful white sandy beach, perfect for a sunset stroll or for exploring the old church ruins. No matter what you like to do, the friendly team at Samoan Surfaris will tailor an adventure to suit your needs.