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High Doggies ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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High Doggies Surf Guide

High Doggies in Efate is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the south. A reef breaks right. Best around high tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include rocks and coral.

High Doggies Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
28.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing High Doggies:

The best conditions reported for surf at High Doggies 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 High Doggies (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing High Doggies 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 6% of the time in February while 20% 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.
clean
6%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
20%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
74%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore High Doggies Location Map

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

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High Doggies Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 17 April 2021, 11:23 Local Time
Saturday 17
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m) 0.4
S
0.4
S
0.3
S
0.3
S
Period (s) 11 11 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
SE 15
SE 15
SE 15
ESE
Wind State cross cross-
on
cross-
on
cross

Swell History at High Doggies

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

Wind History at High Doggies

Wind stats for High Doggies, 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 High Doggies. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: consistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBombora
    • Icon  s54.5
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To High Doggies: