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Sea River ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.2

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Sea River Surf Guide

Sea River in Efate is an exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the north. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the south. A left hand reef break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rips and coral.

Sea River Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s44.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
27.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sea River:

The best conditions reported for surf at Sea River occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Sea River with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 6% of the time in February while 20% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 74% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
6%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
20%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
74%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Sea River Location Map

Interactive Sea River 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 Sea River is Port Vila Bauerfield (Port-vila) Airport (VLI) in Vanuatu, which is 18 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Sea River is Ouanaham (Lifou) Airport (LIF) in New Caledonia, 350 km (217 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Sea River Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 09:51 Local Time
Sunday 11
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m) 0.4
ESE
0.6
ESE
0.6
ESE
0.6
ESE
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 15
NNW 10
NNW 10
NNW 5
NNW
Wind State cross-
off
off cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Sea River

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

Wind History at Sea River

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Sea River:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.