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No Boats ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.2

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No Boats Surf Guide

No Boats in Efate is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the north northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south. A reef breaks left. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here. Beware of coral.

No Boats Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s44.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing No Boats:

The best conditions reported for surf at No Boats 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 No Boats (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing No Boats 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 No Boats Location Map

Interactive No Boats 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 No Boats is Port Vila Bauerfield (Port-vila) Airport (VLI) in Vanuatu, which is 11 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to No Boats is Ouanaham (Lifou) Airport (LIF) in New Caledonia, 351 km (218 miles) away.

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No Boats Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 26 February 2021, 16:17 Local Time
Friday 26
2PM5PM8PM11PM
Wave (m) 1.4
ESE
1.4
ESE
1.3
ESE
1.3
ESE
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 25
ESE 25
ESE 20
ESE 20
ESE
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at No Boats

Surf stats for No Boats, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at No Boats

Wind stats for No Boats, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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