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Surftrip Samoa« on: March 21 2012 21:03:00 »
I want to do a surftrip to samoa but I need some more information about samoa, accommodation, spots etc.
at first Iam not a pro surfer but also not anymore a beginner :) I have about 4 month practise. First question:
1.) Do u reckon that samoa is to hard for me ? Is samoa just for professional surfers or more then just advanced surfers ?
2.) The surfspots are accessable from the beach or you need a boot to get there ?
3.) What is the best accommodation for surfers ? I dont need a great hotel Iam fine with a hostel for a small budget.
4.) Is it possible to rent a scooter to get to other spots or to see a bit more of the island ?
5.) How expensive is samoa ? How much I need per day for food and accommodation ? Or how expensive is a surftrip by boot.
Thanks a lot for your time
RE: Surftrip Samoa« Reply #1 on: June 29 2012 21:06:00 »
You want Western Samoa. There is no real tourism set up in American Samoa. There are a few waves, but the surfers here go to Western Samoa for surf trips. Better and longer setups and more of them. Samoa is not for a beginner. 4 months of practice is a beginner. There are a few mellower waves in Western Samoa but not many. The reef is sharp and shallow and you need to be comfortable in heavy surf. Most spots in Western are accessible by boat. You could paddle to some, but you would need to know where to go, so you're better off at a surf camp with a guide that can take you out. There are a few camps that have waves you can paddle out to (more on Savaii than Upolu), but for the most part it's boat access.