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Mangea Reefs (The Channel Island) ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Mangea Reefs (The Channel Island) Surf Guide

Mangea Reefs (The Channel Island) in Efate is an exposed reef break that has inconsistent surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Both left and right reef breaks. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for coral and rips.

Mangea Reefs (The Channel Island) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
28.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Mangea Reefs (The Channel Island):

The best conditions reported for surf at Mangea Reefs (The Channel Island) occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Mangea Reefs (The Channel Island) (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Mangea Reefs (The Channel Island) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 16% of the time in January while 59% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 25% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Mangea Reefs (The Channel Island) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 23 April 2021, 12:17 Local Time
Friday 23
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 8 7 7 8
Wind (km/h) 20
ESE 20
ESE 20
ESE 25
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

Swell History at Mangea Reefs (The Channel Island)

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Wind History at Mangea Reefs (The Channel Island)

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