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Vaihu ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Vaihu Surf Guide

Vaihu on the South Coast is an exposed reef break that only works when conditions are just right. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Offshore winds blow from the north. Clean groundswells prevail and the optimum swell angle is from the south. A reef breaks left. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of rocks and urchins.

Vaihu Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
25.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Vaihu:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Vaihu with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 43% of the time in April while 48% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 9% 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).

Explore Vaihu Location Map

Interactive Vaihu 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 Vaihu is Mataveri International (Easter Island) Airport (IPC) in Chile, which is 5 km (3 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Vaihu is (Carnarvon) Airport (CVQ) in Australia, 500 km (311 miles) away.

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Vaihu Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 17 January 2021, 11:39 Local Time
Sunday 17
Wave (m) 2.1
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 25
E 25
E 20
E 20
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Vaihu

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

Wind History at Vaihu

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

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