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Bobs Surf Guide

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.

Bobs Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
27.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bobs:

The best conditions reported for surf at Bobs occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Bobs (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Bobs with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 8% of the time in February while 18% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 74% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Bobs Location Map

Interactive Bobs surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. 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.

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Bobs Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 26 May 2022, 16:40 Local Time
Thursday 26
Wave (m)
Period (s) 13 12 12 17
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Bobs

Surf stats for Bobs, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Bobs

Wind stats for Bobs, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Bobs: