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

Overall: 4.2

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Pounders Surf Guide

Pounders in Efate is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the north. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the south. A reef breaks left. Best around high tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care of coral.

Pounders Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s44.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
28.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pounders:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Pounders 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 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).

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

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

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

Wind History at Pounders

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

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