Gallery: Samoa – November 2014

16 Dec 2014 1

« 1 of 16 »

Article provided by Atoll Travel destinations

Sunny days, offshore winds, no crowds and fresh swells in November? Welcome to Samoa…

November is quite often associated with surfers taking a gamble on indo to defeat the mid year crowds while hopefully catching some remaining swell, which consequently results in a "win" or a "loss" scenario. Despite a brand new casino opening recently just minutes from Samoa's international Faleolo airport, finding good waves in Samoa this November was not a red or black decision.

Consistent SouthWest swells showered us with options on the South Coast, while the first solid North swell allowed us to discover hidden gems on the North Coast. Aganoa was easily the most consistent break on the less populated, simple island of Savai'i (think winding roads through the greenest flora, thriving wildlife, open traditional Samoan Fales and incredibly friendly locals), while all other breaks remained consistently untouched. Thats right, no other surfers were encountered anywhere else on Savai'i during November, just our crew at Aganoa Lodge ready to explore.

In particular, a 5-7 feet SouthWest swell that arrived with a swell period of 20 seconds, delivered solid rights and lefts to our doorstep at Aganoa lodge deeming conditions pumping. On either side of this swell there were constant South pulses providing us with fun waves that were tickled with an offshore wind every time a band of rain would pass over us. Amongst all of this, an ocean temp of 28 degrees ensured the mood stayed tropically stoked.

The first decent North swell of the season came towards the end of the month sending Hawaii into a frenzy and letting us know that we had around 3 days until it hit our empty Northern coasts in Samoa. A trip around Savai'i on the first day the swell hit resulted in an endless chase for waves. After viewing all of the Northern breaks as great options, we settled for a wave on the West Coast called Coconut Grove which is reminiscent of a peaky South Stradbroke Island on certain swells, only over reef. With a great start to the North swell season, I guarantee there will be plenty more firing days in Samoa in the coming months.

With choices all around, everybody that stayed with us at Aganoa Lodge Samoa went home surfed out and frothing to come back. Cheers November, see you next year. Alex Pundyk

Tags: gallery, samoa (create Alert from these tags)

blog comments powered by Disqus
More From Samoa
Samoa: Our Tropical Wave Rich Neighbours

Samoa: Our Tropical Wave Rich Neighbours

The summer of waves report

0 22 Mar 2016
Gallery: Samoa - February 2015 Recap

Gallery: Samoa - February 2015 Recap

Fun waves on the Polynesian island.

1 5 Mar 2015
Recent

Weekend Surf Forecast 24 - 26 March, 2017

Is the surf looking good this weekend? You bet it is.

0 23 Mar 2017
Is Glenn Micro Hall Better Than Tony Robbins?

Is Glenn Micro Hall Better Than Tony Robbins?

1 21 Mar 2017
Stephanie Gilmore & Owen Wright Win First Event Of The Year

Stephanie Gilmore & Owen Wright Win First Event Of The Year

0 19 Mar 2017
Bells Beach 50 Year Storm Invitational About To Hit Go

Bells Beach 50 Year Storm Invitational About To Hit Go

1 16 Mar 2017
The Weekend Surf Forecast 17 - 19 March, 2017

The Weekend Surf Forecast 17 - 19 March, 2017

0 16 Mar 2017
Latest News

Weekend Surf Forecast 24 - 26 March, 2017

Is the surf looking good this weekend? You bet it is.

Is Glenn Micro Hall Better Than Tony Robbins?

The Dooley Podcast: Dissecting stop 1 of the WSL CT

Stephanie Gilmore & Owen Wright Win First Event Of The Year

Quiksilver & Roxy Pro wrap up on the Gold Coast

The Weekend Surf Forecast 17 - 19 March, 2017

Planning to brave the elements this weekend?

Popular This Week

Burleigh Point At Its Best Over The Weekend

Last Friday, Saturday & Sunday at the Point

Sean Doherty On: The Return Of Owen Wright

You’ve never witnessed a scene in the surfer’s area quite like it

Burleigh Point At Its Best Over The Weekend - Part II

The weekend explodes into brilliant barrels

Hydro Foil Boards Are Here To Kill You

There’s a good chance you’ll be decapitated before you finish this sentence

Go to Top