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

Overall: 3.8

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White Cows Surf Guide

White Cows in Efate is an exposed beach and point break that has quite reliable surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the southwest. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks peel to the right Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include rocks and coral.

White Cows Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and pointIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing White Cows:

The best conditions reported for surf at White Cows occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing White Cows with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 16% of the time in January while 59% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 25% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
16%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
59%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
25%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore White Cows Location Map

Interactive White Cows 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 White Cows is Port Vila Bauerfield (Port-vila) Airport (VLI) in Vanuatu, which is 21 km (13 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to White Cows is Ouanaham (Lifou) Airport (LIF) in New Caledonia, 372 km (231 miles) away.

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White Cows Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 19 April 2021, 02:38 Local Time
Monday 19
2AM5AM8AM11AM
Wave (m) 1.2
ESE
1.2
ESE
1.2
ESE
0.4
SSW
Period (s) 7 7 7 16
Wind (km/h) 15
E 15
E 15
E 15
ENE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at White Cows

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

Wind History at White Cows

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

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