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Bobs ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.0

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Bobs Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.9 °C

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Sunday, 20 January 2019, 02:03 Local time
Sunday 20
Wave (m) 2.2
Period (s) 7 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 25
ESE 25
ESE 25
ESE 25
Wind State on on on on

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Bobs in Efate is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. The left hand reef break is better than the right.. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of rips and coral.

Vanuatu wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Bobs Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Bauerfield-efate Il, 26 km from Bobs.

moderate winds from the ESE

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Air temperature
26.0 °C

Current weather near Bobs

Overall Bobs Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Tide stations nearest to Bobs:

  • Closest tide station
    9 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    14 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    183 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    185 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    230 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Bobs:

  • Closest ski area
    Manganui (New Zealand)
    1523 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Whakapapa (New Zealand)
    1540 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Tukino (New Zealand)
    1544 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Turoa (New Zealand)
    1546 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Rainbow (New Zealand)
    1683 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Bobs:

  • Closest city location
    14 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Noumea (New Caledonia)
    337 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Nandi (Fiji)
    585 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Lautoka (Fiji)
    590 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Suva (Fiji)
    651 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Bobs is Port Vila Bauerfield (Port-vila) Airport (VLI) in Vanuatu, which is 24 km (15 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Bobs is Ouanaham (Lifou) Airport (LIF) in New Caledonia, 356 km (221 miles) away.
Bobs break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Bobs, Efate. Use the tab navigation above to view Bobs sea temperature, Bobs photographs, Bobs detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Bobs webcams, current wind from Efate live weather stations and Bobs 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 Bobs.