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RE: Vanuatu« Reply #1 on: December 23 2004 03:12:00 »
no, but if you find anything out, let me know, im goin in march. from what i know/hear pango is the main spot on efate, and there is a break in the harbour in front of vila. will be talkin to a mate who has been years ago, so will let you know if i hear anything decent, and would appreciate same from you, especially when you get back!
RE: Vanuatu« Reply #3 on: January 03 2005 01:01:00 »
hey jix, if you wouldnt go there and 2 websites are bullshit, why have you surfed there for 27 years?!! i sussed an older mate of mine who was there in the early 80s, and he told me about some good spots, and reckons he got some pumping days. he said you gotta surf early cause of the winds, and it didnt get that big, but hey, theres no crowds!
RE: Vanuatu« Reply #4 on: January 03 2005 06:01:00 »
No crowds? I wonder why. I grew up there are return there every year to see my family, with board (my third arm). If you are going on a two week holiday you will be lucky to score good waves. I've scored some great waves in Vanuatu but over a long time scale. Just remember if you go to Vanuatu the reef belongs to the local villagers(including the waves) ask before you walk or surf on it. Don't give money like all the other tourist idiots.
RE: Vanuatu« Reply #5 on: January 03 2005 06:01:00 »
the break in the harbour has only worked once in my 27 year experience and that was due to the biggest cyclone swell as the bay is very sheltered.
RE: Vanuatu« Reply #6 on: January 03 2005 10:01:00 »
the wanna surf report was done by a group of drunken surfers
and the world surf report was done by a person who only spent 2 weeks in vanuatu.
RE: Vanuatu« Reply #7 on: January 09 2005 01:01:00 »
I went earlier this year and left the board at home as everyone had said "There is no bloody surf in Vanuatu!".
Guess what, I went to to a resort just down the road from LeLegon called Breakas, and there before my eyes were 3 breaks. A peeling left reef break ran off the point (I think it is called Erakor Point), there was a centre A-frame and down the beach was a very soft right-hander. They were all only 3-4 feet but very nicely shaped and within paddling distance of the beach even for 50 year old surfers like me.I filmed it all with no one out to prove my mates wrong. I am going back in March with the boards. I know it will be very dependant on the swell and winds, but that's the game worldwide. Good luck.
RE: Vanuatu« Reply #9 on: January 19 2005 02:01:00 »
I tried getting info from locals (expats, who own a dinghy to get to an island south east of Pango) - & agree if u live there you may get a good off shore day with swell, otherwise getting the tide right with the wind (it is usually S east - onshore for Pango) & the other side is all harbour like protected. Some small reef breaks (Devils Point) OK for kyak, body board fun but all access is from private property. Pango (left) is in front of a resort whilst the right is on NiVan land. The local boys (Nivans) surf even the crap & r used to the sharp coral. I only had my bogie board & paddled over the coral - beautiful to look at but tide too low to try a take off. I was however the only one out. Not the same if surf is pumping as local accountants etc all take the day off!