Our Sportin ‘Life

Now just in case you think that all Samoans do is relax in our fales, watch the ocean, while eating, drinking and laughing, we had better draw your attention to another aspect of our complex personality. Samoans are fiercely competitive and very loyal supporters of the teams they admire. Just watch a Rugby 7’s match – we are currently world champions! Better still, try to watch an even more indigenous sport – that of Fautasi and longboat racing. Then you really see passion in action as both participants and spectators get involved. We have to admit a little bias when it comes to this topic however, as our boss and founder is the first and only woman skipper of a Fautasi and has spent most of the past ten years training crews to win. While the main races occur on public holidays like American Samoa’s Flag Day in April, Samoan’s Independence Day in June or Samoa’s Tuila Festival  in September, visitors can enjoy the training runs that take place in the weeks prior.

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