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Vaihu ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Vaihu Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell S | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.2 °C

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 18:30 Local time
Tuesday 17
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 18 18 18 17
Wind (km/h) 35
NE 35
NE 35
NE 35
Wind State cross-

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Vaihu on the South Coast is an exposed reef break that only works when conditions are just right. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Offshore winds blow from the north. Clean groundswells prevail and the optimum swell angle is from the south. A reef breaks left. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of rocks and urchins.

Global-Pacific wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Hanga Piko, Easter Island, 3 km from Vaihu.

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Vaihu Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Easter Island, 6 km from Vaihu.

light winds from the NNE

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Air temperature
21.9 °C

Current weather near Vaihu

Overall Vaihu Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Town and city forecasts close to Vaihu:

  • Closest city location
    2206 mi
  • Second closest city location
    2212 mi
  • Third closest city location
    2214 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    2214 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    2217 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Vaihu is Mataveri International (Easter Island) Airport (IPC) in Chile, which is 5 km (3 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Vaihu is (Carnarvon) Airport (CVQ) in Australia, 500 km (311 miles) away.
Vaihu break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Vaihu, Easter Island. Use the tab navigation above to view Vaihu sea temperature, Vaihu photographs, Vaihu detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Vaihu webcams, current wind from Easter Island live weather stations and Vaihu tide predictions. The Chile swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Chile 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 Chile 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 Vaihu.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.