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Ifira Island ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Ifira Island Surf Guide

Ifira Island in Efate is a very sheltered point break. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south.Surfers ride left hand point. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care of rips, rocks and sharks.

Ifira Island Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
27.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ifira Island:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ifira Island 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 Ifira Island (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ifira Island with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 0% of the time in January while 0% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 100% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
0%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
0%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
100%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ifira Island Location Map

Interactive Ifira Island 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 Ifira Island is Port Vila Bauerfield (Port-vila) Airport (VLI) in Vanuatu, which is 7 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Ifira Island is Ouanaham (Lifou) Airport (LIF) in New Caledonia, 354 km (220 miles) away.

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Ifira Island Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 00:37 Local Time
Tuesday 18
2AM5AM8AM11AM
Wave (m) 1.0
SE
0.9
SSE
1.0
SSE
1.2
SSE
Period (s) 5 5 5 5
Wind (km/h) 20
ESE 20
ESE 25
ESE 30
SE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Ifira Island

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

Wind History at Ifira Island

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

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