Vai'ava Strait

Vai'ava Strait is the name of a little known strait located in American Samoa. Although little known, the strait is a National Natural Landmark. It is a great example of cliffs formed by waves (via erosion) on volcanic rock. The strait consists of communal lands. It was designated as a NNL in 1972.

Coordinates: 14°14′19″S 170°40′17″W / 14.2386°S 170.6713°W / -14.2386; -170.6713


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    We approached the Indian Island through the narrow strait called “Cook.” He said, “I ‘xpect we take in some water there, river so high,—never see it so high at this season. Very rough water there, but short; swamp steamboat once. Don’t paddle till I tell you, then you paddle right along.” It was a very short rapid. When we were in the midst of it he shouted “paddle,” and we shot through without taking in a drop.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)