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Surfing Vanuatu.

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You'll hear "there's no surf in Vanuatu" but that's what they said about Fiji not long ago. Vanuatu surfing can be as good as some of the crowded spots in Fiji, Samoa, Tonga but takes patience and transport to get to the more innaccesable surf spots. Surfing in Vanuatu is still in its infancy. More time is needed by the hearty few to get out and discover. There's plenty of potential, not only on Efate but also on the many of this Y shaped chain of four main islands and 80 smaller islands.

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Vanuatu surfing climate is tropical. S.E. tradewinds blow from May to Oct. You can expect moderate rainfall between Nov. to April. Cyclone season is Dec. to April

Efate Island Surfing Spots in Vanuatu

1. Breaka's Resort, Port Vila - Efate Island

Location : Breaka's Resort, Pango Road, Port Vila Directions : Catch a bus or drive on the Pango Point Road until you come to Breaka's Beach Resort.

Pango also has one of the most beautiful diving site, here in Port Vila on the out skirts of Pango Point.

Type of wave : Hollow barreling wave Direction : left and right Break : Reef break Bottom : Coral Length of ride : 40-50 meters Best tide : High tide Wave size : Good 6-8 ft in autumn and ok 4-6 ft rest of year Best months : April to June Best winds : South-east Level of surfing : Beginner Ideal board : 6'2-6'4 Thruster

Hazards : Reef Sharks, Sharp Coral, Sunburn.

2. Erakor Point, Port Vila - Efate Island

Location : Erakor Point, Erakor Island, Port Vila Directions : Catch a bus to the Erakor Ferry. Then a free ferry followed by a short walk. Ferry runs on the half hour and the hour.

Type of wave : Occasionally barreling wave Direction : left Break : Reef break Bottom : Coral Length of ride : 50-100 meters Best tide : High tide Wave size : Good 6-8 ft in summer & autumn and ok 4-6 ft rest of year Best months : January to March Best winds : All directions Level of surfing : Intermediate Ideal board : 6'4-6'8 Thruster

Hazards : Reef Sharks, Sharp Coral, Sunburn.

3. Pango Point, Port Vila - Efate Island

Location : Pango Point Road, Port Vila Directions : Take or drive out to Pango Village on the Pango Road. The Point is not far past the Village and Breaka's Resort is on the same road.

Type of wave : Hollow barreling wave Direction : left and right Break : Reef break Bottom : Coral Length of ride : 50-100 meters Best tide : High tide Wave size : Good 4-6 ft in summer and ok 2-4 ft rest of year Best months : January to June Best winds : north ,north-west ,east ,north-east Level of surfing: Intermediate Ideal board : 6'4-6'8 Thruster

Hazards : Reef Sharks, Sharp Coral, Sunburn.

4. Eratap island, Eratap village- Efate Island

Location : Head out to Eratap village and ask for a canoe ride out to the island.

Type of wave : Righthander, hollow.

Hazards : Reef Sharks, Sharp Coral, Sunburn. Getting stranded.

Places to stay in Vanuatu

There are many great places to stay in Vanuatu if you are a surfing enthusiast. We have approached many of the resorts where the great surfing spots can be found. Some of the resorts we have listed in this section allow you to book your accommodation with them online. With the others you have to send them an email and the management will get back to you.

Port Vila, Efate Island

Breaka's Beach Resort

Pango Road. This is an adults only Resort and you have the surf right outside your front door.

Tradewinds Resort

Captain Cook Avenue. This mini resort is situated in the town of Port Vila and only a few minutes by bus or hire card to the surfing spots near Port Vila.

Treetops Lodge & Bungalows

Pango Raod. Ideal cheap accommodation only a short walk from Breaka's and a couple of minutes by buses from the other great spots.

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