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Pounders Surf Forecast / Efate / Vanuatu

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 pm Monday 26 Sep 2022 +11
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Pounders surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Pounders sea temperature is 27.3 °C (Statistics for 26 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 25.4 max: 27.5 min: 24.0 °C)
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Pounders surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Pounders sea temperature is 27.3 °C (Statistics for 26 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 25.4 max: 27.5 min: 24.0 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Pounders (calm at Bauerfield Airport - Efate Island 12 km from Pounders).

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1 h 55 min ago

Calm
4 km/h
E
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Pounders this week:

The surf forecast for Pounders over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (Oct 02) at 8PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.3m and 16s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 10s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Pounders in the next 12 days are 0.7m 13s and forecast to arrive on Monday (Oct 03) at 11PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.5m 3s period and expected on Wednesday (Sep 28) at 2AM.

Wave TypeTime (+11) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8PM (Sun 2nd Oct)1ft (0.3m) 16s
Best Surf11AM (Mon 3rd Oct)2ft (0.6m) 12s
Most Powerful11PM (Mon 3rd Oct)2.5ft (0.7m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Pounders over the next 12 days.

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Mon
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
01
Sunday
02
Monday
03
Tuesday
04
Wednesday
05
Thursday
06
Friday
07
Sat
08
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
Rating
(10 max)
000000000000000000002220000012121123
Swell
Height Map
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T newcaledonia.htsgw.metric.27.cc23
T newcaledonia.htsgw.metric.51.cc23
T newcaledonia.htsgw.metric.75.cc23
T newcaledonia.htsgw.metric.99.cc23
T newcaledonia.htsgw.metric.123.cc23
T newcaledonia.htsgw.metric.147.cc23
T newcaledonia.htsgw.metric.171.cc23
T newcaledonia.htsgw.metric.195.cc23
T newcaledonia.htsgw.metric.219.cc23
T newcaledonia.htsgw.metric.243.cc23
T newcaledonia.htsgw.metric.267.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.4
SSE
0.4
S
0.3
S
0.3
S
0.2
ESE
0.2
ESE
0.2
ESE
0.7
ESE
0.7
ESE
0.2
SSE
0.3
SE
0.4
SE
0.3
SE
0.2
SSE
0.4
SE
0.3
SE
0.3
SE
0.2
S
0.2
S
0.3
S
0.6
S
0.7
S
0.8
S
0.8
S
0.7
S
0.6
S
0.5
S
0.9
SSE
1.4
SSE
1.5
SSE
1.3
SSE
1.5
SSE
2
SSE
1.6
SSE
1.5
SSE
1.3
SSE
Period(s) (?)1098810994499991111111018161512121312111110677778778
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)332612119881111813231312291814242138108144209175123855155181210149225449292215201
Wind
(km/h)
10
E
10
ENE
15
E
15
E
15
E
20
E
20
E
15
E
25
E
20
ESE
15
E
20
ENE
15
NE
10
NNE
15
WNW
10
W
10
NE
5
W
5
SSE
5
ENE
5
ESE
5
E
15
ESE
20
E
20
E
20
E
20
E
20
E
15
E
15
ESE
15
ESE
10
E
15
SE
20
ESE
15
E
15
ENE
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
crosscross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
glassglassglassglassglasscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
6:08PM
1.23
6:17AM
1.17
6:36PM
1.24
6:58AM
1.14
7:06PM
1.25
7:43AM
1.10
7:38PM
1.23
8:34AM
1.05
8:16PM
1.20
9:35AM
1.00
9:02PM
1.16
10:52AM
0.96
10:00PM
1.11
12:23PM
0.96
11:17PM
1.07
1:45PM
1.01
12:44AM
1.08
2:46PM
1.08
2:02AM
1.11
3:33PM
1.16
3:07AM
1.16
4:13PM
1.22
4:03AM
1.20
Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:18AM
0.27
12:25PM
0.24
12:55AM
0.23
12:58PM
0.31
1:34AM
0.20
1:34PM
0.39
2:18AM
0.19
2:14PM
0.48
3:09AM
0.20
3:02PM
0.57
4:09AM
0.22
4:07PM
0.65
5:22AM
0.23
5:36PM
0.69
6:41AM
0.22
7:11PM
0.67
7:52AM
0.18
8:27PM
0.59
8:53AM
0.14
9:25PM
0.49
9:43AM
0.12
10:14PM
0.38
10:28AM
0.13

Note: the tide data above is for Port Vila, Vanuatu which is 7 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Pounders.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Pounders blow from the N

Mon
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
01
Sunday
02
Monday
03
Tuesday
04
Wednesday
05
Thursday
06
Friday
07
Sat
08
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Rain (mm)
24123---------21-----41-12215461241-
Temp. °C282627272628282627272528282627282628272628282627282627282628272627272528
Low °C272526272526272526262426272526272426272527272526272627272527272526262526
Feels °C (?)312929292828282726262528292829292931303032322927282727282830292928292629
Sunrise--5:33--5:31--5:31--5:30--5:28--5:28--5:28--5:26--5:26--5:24--5:24--5:24
Sunset5:43--5:43--5:43--5:43--5:44--5:44--5:44--5:44--5:44--5:44--5:45--5:45--

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 12mm), heaviest on Mon afternoon. Warm (max 28°C on Mon afternoon, min 25°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Sat morning. Warm (max 28°C on Fri morning, min 24°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Mon afternoon. Warm (max 28°C on Mon morning, min 25°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 25mm), heaviest during Thu afternoon. Warm (max 29°C on Sat afternoon, min 25°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Pounders Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Pounders provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Pounders can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Pounders surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Pounders) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Pounders may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Efate? If you are looking for accommodation near Pounders, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Efate, consider staying in Port Vila which is 8 km (5 miles) away.