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British Beach Surf Guide

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.

British Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
27.9°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 North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing British Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 8% of the time in April while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 62% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
8%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
30%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
62%
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 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.

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British Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 22 May 2022, 09:52 Local Time
Sunday 22
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m)
1.2
SSW
1.1
SSW
0.5
S
0.5
S
Period (s) 7 7 15 14
Wind (km/h)
10
15
15
10
Wind State cross cross cross cross

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.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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Wave Buoys Nearest To British Beach: