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Erakor Point Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Efate, Vanuatu)

Today's Erakor Point sea temperature is 29.8 °C.

Statistics for 07 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 27.2 °C, range: 26.2 °C to 28.8 °C

Sunny with very warm air temperatures, feeling like 29 °C once we account for any wind. Sea temperatures (29 °C) very warm too. Staying comfortable in the water at Erakor Point won't be a problem, but wear at least a rash-vest to keep the UV off.

Vanuatu Sea Water Temperature

Map of current Vanuatu
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Vanuatu Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current Vanuatu
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)

(click thumbnails to expand)

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Erakor Point. This has been derived from analysis of two decades of oceanographic satellite measurements of nearby open water. We have calculated the average water temperature variation around the year as well as the extremes that have been observed on each date.

Erakor Point Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Erakor Point sea temperatures peak in the range 27 to 30°C (81 to 86°F) on around the 10th of February and are at their minimum on about the 21st of August, in the range 24 to 26°C (75 to 79°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at Erakor Point climb to their highest in early to mid February. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Erakor Point sea temperatures are always warm but dip to their minimum in mid to late August. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Erakor Point can vary by several degrees compared with these open water averages. This is especially true after heavy rain, close to river mouths or after long periods of strong offshore winds. Offshore winds cause colder deep water to replace surface water that has been warmed by the sun. Air temperature, wind-chill and sunshine should also be considered before deciding on the kind of wetsuit needed to stay warm when surfing at Erakor Point. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.