Surfing on Vanuatu - Surf Camps, Surf Schools and Accommodation
Vanuatu, which means everlasting country, is an Oceanian archipelago in the South Pacific. The atoll (ring-shaped coral reef) consists of 83 volcanic islands, 68 of which are inhabited. Vanuatu has a 3,000-year-old and was first inhabited by Melanesian people.
This long history is reflected in the traditional architecture and rituals of its inhabitants. The Vanuatu locals are also known to be incredibly friendly.
In addition to the country’s interesting culture, it has diverse fauna and flora to discover. It is worth seeing the kauri trees, which can be up to 60 meters high and nearly 2,000 years old. Vanuatu also has numerous waterfalls, caves and volcanoes, some of which are still active.
Apart from surfing, you can dive or snorkel to explore Vanuatu's unspoilt underwater world.
Vanuatu can be divided into two climate zones: a tropical north and the subtropical south. The optimal times to travel to the island nation is in either April or May when relatively dry weather dominates the island. January to March is the rainy season, so temperatures and humidity rise drastically. During this season, cyclones develop over the warm sea. Overall, Vanuatu experiences a pleasant, warm climate year-round.
Some of the best surfing can be found in the Port Vila region where there are both left and right breaks to entice surfers. Thanks to stunning tropical nature, Vanuatu provides a very special atmosphere for surfers.
Best surfing season for Beginners: All year
Best surfing season for advanced: May-June
Crowd Factor: May-June rather more going on.
Vanuatu is approximately 2.5 hours from Australia or New Zealand. Carriers including Air New Zealand, Pacific Blue, Unity Airlines, Air Pacific and Air Vanuatu fly into Farmer Field Airport Vanuatu (VLI). You can also get to Vanuatu from other South Pacific islands.
Getting between Vanuatu’s islands usually requires air travel. Out of the country’s 31 airports, only three have paved runways.
The main island has a well-developed bus network and taxis are abundant on all of the larger islands.