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RE: Vanuatu« on: March 27 2008 16:03:00 »
hey mate. have you guys set up your accomo yet?
how are the waves? pretty keen for a week's break hey.
hit me back.
RE: Vanuatu« Reply #1 on: April 01 2008 16:04:00 »
just had 3 weeks at Pango. Fun 2-6ft super glassy all day for most of time. Warm water & friendly locals. Great place for a surf trip. Heaps of little bays & reef passes on the Eastern side that were good as well.
RE: Vanuatu« Reply #2 on: April 12 2008 02:04:00 »
Hi Robbo, just read your posting. Where on the Eastern side did you find waves and how good was it?
RE: Vanuatu Surfing« Reply #3 on: June 15 2008 01:06:00 »
Just got back from a two week holiday from Vanuatu...15 June 2008
Forget going to efate island for waves very fickle, better of taking the handbrake there for a romantic dirty holiday. However great dive spot take ya dive gear. Took the board there and checked Pango, Breakas, and other spots all onshore for two weeks and shit! Mornings are meant to be the go high tide this time of year arvos are crap exposed reef. Better of surfing in Aus... However I was told by a local surfer you need to catch a plane to Tanna Island to find an untouched point break. This could be true because on the flight home I did spot a long point break, however being 10000 feet in an aeroplane could be deceptive...
RE: Vanuatu« Reply #4 on: June 15 2008 01:06:00 »
I know i said it was fickle when I was there for only two weeks, but i should say the place would still have potential if you where there and all elements where in place such as tide, winds, swell direction, and of course some swell....
RE: Vanuatu« Reply #6 on: December 09 2008 23:12:00 »
I surfed there for a few weeksin October. The setups at Pango are pretty good, and even though the swell was small there were waves. We surfed the reefs kinda like a beachbreak, surfing over them on the tides. The wind was mostly onshore trade winds then, but I imagine when the winds go offshore the waves would be clean and fun.
I stayed in town, you can bus out there for 200 vatu (about 2NZD).
RE: Vanuatu« Reply #7 on: January 23 2009 01:01:00 »
Just got back yesterday from a 7 day stay at breakas. Surfed 3 times. 2 of those were good to average days on the lefthand point out front. The other was an epic session 5 - 6 foot with no wind and 3 others out. Take your boards boys. You can't hire em there. I saw a few other spots breaking while I was there some looked like u could only access by boat. Enjoy!
RE: Vanuatu« Reply #8 on: March 16 2009 02:03:00 »
i've been to efate to visit my mates 7 times now, from2 weeks to 2 months and i've only seen good surf once, which was at breakers and pango. it lasted 2 days, was epic,and could only be surfed for 1 and 1/2 hours at the very top of the tide cos it's too shallow any other time. luckily the high tide was in the morning otherwise the trade winds would of killed it.
i've got a 2 mates that have lived over there for the past 3 years and one that has been traveling between efate and tanna for nearly 6 years, they come back to oz for a 1 months holiday every year at chrisy and the same in july, they always bring there boards and they're always stoked with the waves and their consistancy here.
RE: Vanuatu« Reply #9 on: March 16 2009 03:03:00 »
i've spent nearly $2000 on excess baggage to date, for 3hrs surf. if you need to hire a car be prepared to pay around $1000 per week. when you take into consideration all the expenses (bcause nothings cheap over there, apart from the locals "resturants" at the markets) you're not going to get much change if any from $5000 for 2 people for 2 weeks. why not go to indo for a month or two?
if you want the best kava in sp, or good diving, or to treat the missus, then vanuatu's the go, but if you're chasing surf then save your money and time for somewhere else.
if you're still keen after reading this make sure high tide is in the morning cos the trade winds will kill it after 10am.