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British Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.8

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British Beach Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.4 °C

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Sunday, 23 September 2018, 00:54 Local time
Sunday 23
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 6 6 6 7
Wind (km/h) 25
SE 30
SE 30
SE 35
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

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British Beach in Efate is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the north northeast with some shelter here from east southeast winds. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the south. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Vanuatu wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Port Vila, Vanuatu, 8 km from British Beach.

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British Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Bauerfield-efateIl, 11 km from British Beach.


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Air temperature
20.3 °C

Current weather near British Beach

Overall British Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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British Beach Location Maps

British Beach Location Map

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Tide stations nearest to British Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    5 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    21 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    173 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    174 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    226 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to British Beach:

  • Closest ski area
    Manganui (New Zealand)
    1528 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Whakapapa (New Zealand)
    1546 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Tukino (New Zealand)
    1551 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Turoa (New Zealand)
    1551 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Rainbow (New Zealand)
    1687 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to British Beach:

  • Closest city location
    6 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Noumea (New Caledonia)
    332 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Nandi (Fiji)
    603 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Lautoka (Fiji)
    608 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Suva (Fiji)
    669 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to British Beach is Port Vila Bauerfield (Port-vila) Airport (VLI) in Vanuatu, which is 12 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to British Beach is Ouanaham (Lifou) Airport (LIF) in New Caledonia, 349 km (217 miles) away.
British Beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for British Beach, Efate. Use the tab navigation above to view British Beach sea temperature, British Beach photographs, British Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, British Beach webcams, current wind from Efate live weather stations and British Beach 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 British Beach.