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Erakor Island Surf Guide

Erakor Island in Efate is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the north northeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the south. There is a left hand reef break. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Watch out for coral.

Erakor Island Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s44.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
27.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Erakor Island:

The best conditions reported for surf at Erakor Island occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Erakor Island with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 7% of the time in February while 23% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 70% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
7%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
23%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
70%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Erakor Island Location Map

Interactive Erakor Island 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 Erakor Island is Port Vila Bauerfield (Port-vila) Airport (VLI) in Vanuatu, which is 11 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Erakor Island is Ouanaham (Lifou) Airport (LIF) in New Caledonia, 350 km (217 miles) away.

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Erakor Island Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 3 July 2022, 07:12 Local Time
Sunday 03
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m)
0.2
S
0.3
S
0.3
S
0.3
S
Period (s) 19 18 18 17
Wind (km/h)
30
30
30
30
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Erakor Island

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

Wind History at Erakor Island

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Erakor Island. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBombora
    • Icon  s54.5
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Erakor Island: