Samoa Islands

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Group of volcanic islands in the tropical South Pacific Ocean, located roughly halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii; American Samoa, made up of the eastern islands, is a United States territory; Western Samoa is an independent nation. The bountiful Samoan surf is powerful, well-shaped, and lined with sharp coral reefs. Many of the best reefs are set in near-complete isolation. The weather is t...

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