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Hopscotch ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Hopscotch Surf Guide

Hopscotch in Efate is an exposed beach and reef break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the north northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south. A left hand reef break. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Hopscotch Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Hopscotch:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Hopscotch 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 5% of the time in February while 21% 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
5%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
21%
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 Hopscotch Location Map

Interactive Hopscotch 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 Hopscotch is Port Vila Bauerfield (Port-vila) Airport (VLI) in Vanuatu, which is 25 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Hopscotch is Ouanaham (Lifou) Airport (LIF) in New Caledonia, 357 km (222 miles) away.

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Hopscotch Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 17:15 Local Time
Wednesday 21
2PM5PM8PM11PM
Wave (m) 0.3
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
Period (s) 19 18 18 17
Wind (km/h) 15
E 15
ESE 15
ESE 10
ESE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Hopscotch

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

Wind History at Hopscotch

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

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