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Lava Rock ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.0

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Lava Rock Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.3 °C

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Saturday, 19 January 2019, 23:22 Local time
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 35
SE 35
ESE 35
ESE 30
Wind State cross cross cross cross

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Lava Rock in Efate is an exposed reef break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the south. There is a right hand reef break. Best around high tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of coral,.

Vanuatu wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Black Sands Beach, 6 km from Lava Rock.

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Lava Rock Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Bauerfield-efate Il, 15 km from Lava Rock.

moderate winds from the E

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Air temperature
26.4 °C

Current weather near Lava Rock

Overall Lava Rock Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Lava Rock Location Maps

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Tide stations nearest to Lava Rock:

  • Closest tide station
    10 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    25 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    168 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    168 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    227 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Lava Rock:

  • Closest ski area
    Manganui (New Zealand)
    1533 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Whakapapa (New Zealand)
    1551 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Tukino (New Zealand)
    1555 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Turoa (New Zealand)
    1556 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Rainbow (New Zealand)
    1691 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Lava Rock:

  • Closest city location
    11 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Noumea (New Caledonia)
    333 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Nandi (Fiji)
    609 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Lautoka (Fiji)
    613 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Suva (Fiji)
    675 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Lava Rock is Port Vila Bauerfield (Port-vila) Airport (VLI) in Vanuatu, which is 17 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Lava Rock is Ouanaham (Lifou) Airport (LIF) in New Caledonia, 351 km (218 miles) away.
Lava Rock break location map and break info

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