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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 Forecast / Easter Island / Chile

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Tuesday 18 May 2021 EAST
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Vaihu surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Vaihu sea temperature is 23.1 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 22.4 max: 23.4 min: 21.0 °C)
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Vaihu surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Vaihu sea temperature is 23.1 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 22.4 max: 23.4 min: 21.0 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Vaihu (light winds from the ESE at Easter Island 7 km from Vaihu).

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Actual: 47 min ago

Light
6 km/h
ESE
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Vaihu this week:

The surf forecast for Vaihu over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (May 18) at 9AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 3.5m and 15s period. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Vaihu in the next 12 days are 3.5m 15s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (May 18) at 9AM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.0m 7s period and expected on Thursday (May 20) at 6AM.

Wave TypeTime (EAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9AM (Tue 18th May)11ft (3.5m) 15s
Best Surf 9AM (Tue 18th May)11ft (3.5m) 15s
Most Powerful 9AM (Tue 18th May)11ft (3.5m) 15s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Vaihu over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
765541234002355454344643311332333330
T global pacific.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T global pacific.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T global pacific.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T global pacific.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T global pacific.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T global pacific.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T global pacific.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T global pacific.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T global pacific.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T global pacific.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T global pacific.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
T global pacific.htsgw.metric.276.cc23
3.5
SSW
3
SSW
2.2
SSW
1.9
S
1.6
S
1.3
S
1.6
SW
1.9
SW
2.5
SW
3
SW
2.5
SW
1.8
SW
2.2
SW
2.1
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.3
SW
1.9
SW
2.1
SW
3
WSW
2.5
WSW
3
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.4
SW
1.9
SW
1.6
SW
1.7
SW
4
W
3.5
W
2.5
WSW
2
W
1.9
W
1.7
S
2.5
SSW
1.9
S
1.7
S
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50524288211114841014591138817872671295220718551929158312077461210210121733887291332732856200510607607154223308416301076986790252914511163
5
ENE
15
NE
20
NNE
25
NNE
35
NNE
40
NNW
40
NW
20
SW
10
S
25
SE
25
SE
20
ESE
20
E
20
ENE
15
N
30
NNW
30
NNW
25
NW
25
NW
25
NW
25
NW
20
NNW
25
NNW
25
NNW
30
NNW
35
NNW
35
NW
35
NW
40
NW
40
NW
35
WNW
15
SSW
15
E
35
NNW
30
NW
30
SSW
glasscross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
on
1:01PM
0.78
1:44AM
0.58
1:32PM
0.78
2:11AM
0.62
2:05PM
0.77
2:43AM
0.66
2:42PM
0.75
3:22AM
0.71
3:22PM
0.71
4:07AM
0.75
4:10PM
0.67
5:01AM
0.78
5:06PM
0.61
6:02AM
0.80
6:14PM
0.56
7:10AM
0.83
7:36PM
0.52
8:22AM
0.85
9:04PM
0.52
9:32AM
0.87
10:24PM
0.54
10:37AM
0.89
11:32PM
0.58
7:45PM
0.16
7:12AM
0.25
8:09PM
0.15
7:50AM
0.23
8:35PM
0.13
8:33AM
0.21
9:05PM
0.13
9:22AM
0.21
9:41PM
0.12
10:18AM
0.22
10:23PM
0.13
11:24AM
0.23
11:12PM
0.14
12:40PM
0.23
12:10AM
0.16
2:04PM
0.22
1:19AM
0.19
3:25PM
0.18
2:35AM
0.20
4:36PM
0.14
3:50AM
0.20
5:35PM
0.10

Note: the tide data above is for Hanga Piko, Easter Island which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Vaihu.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Vaihu blow from the N

Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
moderate rain
thunderstorm
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
light rain
cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
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8:51--8:52--8:52--8:52--8:53--8:53--8:55--8:55--8:56--8:56--8:56--8:56--
-7:35--7:35--7:34--7:34--7:34--7:32--7:32--7:31--7:31--7:31--7:31--7:30-

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 22mm), heaviest during Thu morning. Warm (max 22°C on Wed night, min 19°C on Tue morning). Winds increasing (calm on Tue morning, strong winds from the NNW by Wed night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Warm (max 23°C on Sun night, min 20°C on Fri morning). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Mon morning. Warm (max 22°C on Mon morning, min 22°C on Mon morning). Mainly fresh winds.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Fri morning. Warm (max 23°C on Thu night, min 19°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NW on Thu night, light winds from the SSE by Fri afternoon).

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Information about the Vaihu Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Vaihu provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Vaihu can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Vaihu surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Vaihu) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Vaihu may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Easter Island? If you are looking for accommodation near Vaihu, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Easter Island, consider staying in Caleton which is 8 km (5 miles) away. Alternatively, find information about places to stay and car hire in Easter Island which is 10 km (6 miles) away