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

Overall: 4.2

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Pounders Spot ID

Breakers, Pounders photo


Photo credit: Gerokit

Type: reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.0 °C

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 08:06 Local time
Wednesday 15
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 25
ESE 25
ESE 25
ESE 25
Wind State cross cross cross cross

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Pounders in Efate is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the north. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the south. A reef breaks left. Best around high tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care of coral.

Vanuatu wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Port Vila, Vanuatu, 7 km from Pounders.

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Pounders Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Bauerfield-efate Il, 10 km from Pounders.


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Air temperature
15.4 °C

Current weather near Pounders

Overall Pounders Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Tide stations nearest to Pounders:

  • Closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    20 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    174 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    174 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    226 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Pounders:

  • Closest ski area
    Manganui (New Zealand)
    1528 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Whakapapa (New Zealand)
    1546 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Tukino (New Zealand)
    1550 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Turoa (New Zealand)
    1551 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Rainbow (New Zealand)
    1687 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Pounders:

  • Closest city location
    5 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Noumea (New Caledonia)
    333 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Nandi (Fiji)
    602 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Lautoka (Fiji)
    607 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Suva (Fiji)
    668 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Pounders is Port Vila Bauerfield (Port-vila) Airport (VLI) in Vanuatu, which is 11 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Pounders is Ouanaham (Lifou) Airport (LIF) in New Caledonia, 350 km (217 miles) away.
Pounders break location map and break info

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