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

Overall: 3.7

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Tapi Point Surf Guide

Tapi Point in Efate is an exposed point break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the best 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 ideal swell angle is from the south.The waves is a point break that peels left. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for coral.

Tapi Point Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tapi Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tapi Point 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 Tapi Point (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Tapi Point 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 Tapi Point Location Map

Interactive Tapi Point 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 Tapi Point is Port Vila Bauerfield (Port-vila) Airport (VLI) in Vanuatu, which is 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Tapi Point is Ouanaham (Lifou) Airport (LIF) in New Caledonia, 350 km (217 miles) away.

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Tapi Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 27 February 2021, 03:41 Local Time
Saturday 27
2AM5AM8AM11AM
Wave (m) 1.3
ESE
1.3
ESE
1.4
ESE
1.4
ESE
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
ESE 20
ESE 20
ESE 25
ESE
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Tapi Point

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

Wind History at Tapi Point

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

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