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British Beach 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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British Beach Surf Guide

British Beach in Efate is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the south. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

British Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s44.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing British Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at British Beach occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf British Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing British Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 12% of the time in April while 18% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 70% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
12%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
18%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
70%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore British Beach Location Map

Interactive British Beach surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to British Beach is Port Vila Bauerfield (Port-vila) Airport (VLI) in Vanuatu, which is 11 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to British Beach is Ouanaham (Lifou) Airport (LIF) in New Caledonia, 350 km (217 miles) away.

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British Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 17:08 Local Time
Wednesday 21
2PM5PM8PM11PM
Wave (m) 0.3
S
0.3
S
0.3
S
0.3
SSW
Period (s) 19 19 18 17
Wind (km/h) 15
ESE 15
ESE 15
ESE 10
ESE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at British Beach

Surf stats for British Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at British Beach

Wind stats for British Beach, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon beach  redBombora
    • Icon  s54.5
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To British Beach: