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Rusty Barrel 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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Rusty Barrel Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.9 °C

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Saturday, 16 February 2019, 20:01 Local time
Saturday 16
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 35
NNE 35
NNE 35
NNE 45
Wind State cross-

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Rusty Barrel in Efate is an exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the north. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the south. There are left and right breaking reefs. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of rips and coral.

Vanuatu wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Rusty Barrel Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Bauerfield-efate Il, 18 km from Rusty Barrel.

moderate winds from the NNE

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Air temperature
27.6 °C

Current weather near Rusty Barrel

Overall Rusty Barrel Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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Rusty Barrel Location Maps

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Tide stations nearest to Rusty Barrel:

  • Closest tide station
    7 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    14 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    181 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    181 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    226 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Rusty Barrel:

  • Closest ski area
    Manganui (New Zealand)
    1523 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Whakapapa (New Zealand)
    1541 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Tukino (New Zealand)
    1545 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Turoa (New Zealand)
    1546 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Rainbow (New Zealand)
    1683 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Rusty Barrel:

  • Closest city location
    9 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Noumea (New Caledonia)
    333 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Nandi (Fiji)
    594 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Lautoka (Fiji)
    599 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Suva (Fiji)
    659 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Rusty Barrel is Port Vila Bauerfield (Port-vila) Airport (VLI) in Vanuatu, which is 17 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Rusty Barrel is Ouanaham (Lifou) Airport (LIF) in New Caledonia, 349 km (217 miles) away.
Rusty Barrel break location map and break info

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