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Ifira Island Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Efate, Vanuatu)

Today's Ifira Island sea temperature is 27.2 °C.

Statistics for 26 Jun (1981–2005) – mean: 25.6 °C, range: 24.9 °C to 26.5 °C

Sunny with very warm air temperatures, feeling like 26 °C once we account for any wind. Sea temperatures (27 °C) very warm too. Staying comfortable in the water at Ifira Island 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 Ifira Island. 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.

Ifira Island 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.

Ifira Island water temperatures peak in the range 27 to 30°C (81 to 86°F) on around the 7th of February and are at their lowest on about the 22nd of July, in the range 24 to 26°C (75 to 79°F). Year round warm water temperatures at Ifira Island climb to their maximum in the first part of February. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Ifira Island water temperatures are always warm but dip to their lowest in the second half of July. 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 Ifira Island 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 Ifira Island. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.