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Sea River 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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Sea River Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.6 °C

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Saturday, 19 January 2019, 21:03 Local time
Wave (m) 2.1
Period (s) 7 7 7 8
Wind (km/h) 30
SE 30
ESE 30
ESE 30
Wind State cross-

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Sea River in Efate is an exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the north. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the south. A left hand reef break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rips and coral.

Vanuatu wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Rusty Barrel, 2 km from Sea River.

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Sea River Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Bauerfield-efateIl, 19 km from Sea River.

moderate winds from the E

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Air temperature
26.4 °C

Current weather near Sea River

Overall Sea River Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Sea River Location Maps

Sea River Location Map

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Tide stations nearest to Sea River:

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

Ski Resorts closest to Sea River:

  • Closest ski area
    Manganui (New Zealand)
    1523 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Whakapapa (New Zealand)
    1540 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Tukino (New Zealand)
    1544 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 Sea River:

  • Closest city location
    9 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Noumea (New Caledonia)
    333 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Nandi (Fiji)
    592 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Lautoka (Fiji)
    597 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Suva (Fiji)
    658 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Sea River is Port Vila Bauerfield (Port-vila) Airport (VLI) in Vanuatu, which is 18 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Sea River is Ouanaham (Lifou) Airport (LIF) in New Caledonia, 350 km (217 miles) away.
Sea River break location map and break info

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