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

Overall: 4.2

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Boats Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.9 °C

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Sunday, 20 January 2019, 06:28 Local time
Sunday 20
Wave (m) 2.2
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 30
ESE 30
ESE 30
SE 30
Wind State cross-

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Boats in Efate is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the north northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south. There is a right hand reef break. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here. Beware of coral.

Vanuatu wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Port Vila, Vanuatu, 5 km from Boats.

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Boats Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Bauerfield-efateIl, 10 km from Boats.

light winds from the E

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Air temperature
26.0 °C

Current weather near Boats

Overall Boats Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Tide stations nearest to Boats:

  • Closest tide station
    3 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    17 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    176 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    177 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    226 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Boats:

  • Closest ski area
    Manganui (New Zealand)
    1527 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Whakapapa (New Zealand)
    1544 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Tukino (New Zealand)
    1549 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Turoa (New Zealand)
    1550 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Rainbow (New Zealand)
    1686 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Boats:

  • Closest city location
    4 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Noumea (New Caledonia)
    333 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Nandi (Fiji)
    599 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Lautoka (Fiji)
    603 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Suva (Fiji)
    665 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Boats is Port Vila Bauerfield (Port-vila) Airport (VLI) in Vanuatu, which is 11 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Boats is Ouanaham (Lifou) Airport (LIF) in New Caledonia, 350 km (217 miles) away.
Boats break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Boats, Efate. Use the tab navigation above to view Boats sea temperature, Boats photographs, Boats detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Boats webcams, current wind from Efate live weather stations and Boats tide predictions. The Vanuatu swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Vanuatu and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Vanuatu wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Boats.