Gallery: Samoa - September 2014

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Report by Keegan Downes at Aganoa Lodge Samoa

Depending where you are in the Southern Hemisphere, August was brutal or delightful. Sub-antarctic lows spun their way across the Southern Ocean, sending swell after swell into the southern states where numb hands fumbled with car heaters, and wet wetsuit smells became a little too familiar.

Five thousand kilometres away from my usual reality of winter in Tasmania, I sat in boardies in my beachfront fale, overlooking one of the best waves in the south-pacific, where the water and air temperatures kept each other company at a tropical 28 degrees celsius.

The month got off to a fantastic start, with the first couple of weeks producing consistent swells in the 2-4 ft range. Winds were predominately easterlies, dead offshore, making for some amazing surfing conditions. The waves out the front of the lodge: Keith’s Left and Aganoa Right were reliable as always. When small the right is a playful but punchy, offering up barrel and turn sections. The left is a fast barrel, pull in and hang on! When it wasn’t quite happening out the front we cruised down to Middles, a fun left and right peak which can produce some super hittable sections.

The third week of the month was one for the memory bank, with a solid south swell pushing up through the Tasman – the peak of the swell producing waves around the 6-8ft mark. Winds were great and we had a couple of unbelievable afternoons at Aganoa Rights. When the right gets solid it becomes a heaving barrel, just take off behind it and pull in! As the week progressed the swell backed off to a more manageable 4ft, and the right and left out front continued to fire. We were well in need of a break after a pumping week, with some surfed-out bodies around the dinner table each night.

The latter part of August saw a lot of south-east trade winds, which blow onshore at Aganoa. With no shortage of swell we had a few options further along the coast: Middles was the go-to wave with some really fun sessions going down, as well as scoring great waves down at the ever beautiful Coconut Grove - a fast and hollow left-hander that grinds down the reef just metres from the white sand beach.

An amazing month of waves, sunshine and great times! A big thanks and best wishes to all those who have stayed with us here at Aganoa Lodge Samoa, and we look forward to a great October!

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