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Fast Lefts 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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Fast Lefts Surf Guide

Fast Lefts in Efate is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the north northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south. A reef breaks left. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care of coral.

Fast Lefts Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s44.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Fast Lefts:

The best conditions reported for surf at Fast Lefts 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 Fast Lefts (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Fast Lefts 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 Fast Lefts Location Map

Interactive Fast Lefts 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 Fast Lefts is Port Vila Bauerfield (Port-vila) Airport (VLI) in Vanuatu, which is 11 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Fast Lefts is Ouanaham (Lifou) Airport (LIF) in New Caledonia, 349 km (217 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Fast Lefts Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 12 April 2021, 05:48 Local Time
Monday 12
2AM5AM8AM11AM
Wave (m) 0.2
S
0.5
WSW
0.5
WSW
0.1
SE
Period (s) 14 7 7 12
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 5
W 5
ENE 5
NNE
Wind State cross-
off
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Swell History at Fast Lefts

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

Wind History at Fast Lefts

Wind stats for Fast Lefts, 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 Fast Lefts. Click below to view there surf guides.

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    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.2
    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 Fast Lefts:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.