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Black Sands Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Black Sands Beach Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell S | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.1 °C

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Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 11:38 Local time
Wednesday 24
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 25
SE 25
SE 30
SE 25
Wind State on on on on

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Black Sands Beach in Efate is a quite exposed beach break. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Rarely crowded here. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

Vanuatu wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Black Sands Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Bauerfield-efate Il, 9 km from Black Sands Beach.

light winds from the ESE

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Air temperature
26.0 °C

Current weather near Black Sands Beach

Overall Black Sands Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Black Sands Beach Location Maps

Black Sands Beach Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Black Sands Beach:

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Tide stations nearest to Black Sands Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    7 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    22 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    168 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    168 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    230 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Black Sands Beach:

  • Closest ski area
    Manganui (New Zealand)
    1533 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Whakapapa (New Zealand)
    1551 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Tukino (New Zealand)
    1556 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Turoa (New Zealand)
    1557 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Rainbow (New Zealand)
    1692 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Black Sands Beach:

  • Closest city location
    7 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Noumea (New Caledonia)
    336 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Nandi (Fiji)
    606 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Lautoka (Fiji)
    610 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Suva (Fiji)
    672 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Black Sands Beach is Port Vila Bauerfield (Port-vila) Airport (VLI) in Vanuatu, which is 11 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Black Sands Beach is Ouanaham (Lifou) Airport (LIF) in New Caledonia, 356 km (221 miles) away.
Black Sands Beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Black Sands Beach, Efate. Use the tab navigation above to view Black Sands Beach sea temperature, Black Sands Beach photographs, Black Sands Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Black Sands Beach webcams, current wind from Efate live weather stations and Black Sands Beach tide predictions. The Vanuatu swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Vanuatu and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Vanuatu wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Black Sands Beach.