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Cape Breton Island Surf

Detailed Cape Breton Island surf forecast maps and the latest eyeball surf report from local surfers in the region. Near-shore swell is shown on the map together with the surf forecast rating for spots in Cape Breton Island. Find the best places to surf in offshore conditions by selecting the wind option on the forecast map. Windsurfers and kite surfers can also use this option to find more favorable cross-shore conditions in Cape Breton Island. Our local Wavefinder indicates where some of the best conditions are likely to be found in Cape Breton Island over the next 7 days. Surf photos from Cape Breton Island and reviews of the best spots and surfing conditions have been provided by local surfers.

Cape Breton Island Surf Forecast

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Cape Breton Island Surf Forecast map for predicting the best wave and wind conditions across the region. For surfers, the map shows the most powerful swell tracking across near-shore open water and not the peak waves experienced by boats out at sea. Move your mouse over the ocean swell symbols or the surf breaks on the coastline to see a more detailed surf forecast including wave period and wind conditions. The forecast updates every 6 hours and most live weather reports update every hour. You can animate the Cape Breton Island Surf map or show live wind and wave conditions as reported from wavebuoys and local weather stations. Surf breaks shown along the Cape Breton Island coastline are also listed below.

Cape Breton Island Photos

Cape Breton Island Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in Cape Breton Island
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Rating1
0
0
0
0
0
4
4
4
3
0
0
1
2
2
2
1
0
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6

ESE
2.5

ENE
3.5

E
3.5

E
2.5

E
2.3

E
2.5

E
2.1

E
1.8

E
1.4

E
0.9

E
0.8

E
1.0

E
0.9

E
1.3

NNW
1.0

N
0.8

E
0.4

E
Period(s) (?)10789991010999101011881110
Energy(?)64637164918501210861124779953931313012020619824013714331
Wind
(km/h)
15 W15
35 ENE35
45 E45
35 E35
25 E25
25 NE25
20 NNE20
15 NNW15
15 NNE15
10 SSE10
40 S40
45 SW45
25 NW25
15 NNW15
25 NW25
15 NW15
15 SSW15
35 SSW35
Wind State(?)cross-
off
onononononcross-
off
offcross-
off
oncross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
3:38PM
0.93

3:39AM
1.04

6:01PM
0.87
4:45AM
1.03
5:47PM
1.00
6:58PM
0.90
5:51AM
1.05

7:38PM
0.95
6:50AM
1.09

8:12PM
1.01
7:42AM
1.13

8:44PM
1.07
8:19AM
1.22
Low Tide
/ height (m)

10:30PM
0.20
10:59AM
0.35

10:51PM
0.81


11:58PM
0.78

12:59PM
0.34
12:57AM
0.72

1:43PM
0.32
1:46AM
0.64

2:21PM
0.30
2:28AM
0.55

thunderstorm
moderate rain
light rain
light rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
Summary
risk thund- dermod. rainlight rainlight rainrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearsome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearsome clouds
Rain (mm)
39542-----256-----
High °C
231211111210111112141820171413131518
Low °C
181211111010101011131219171212131415
Chill °C (?)
23978978911131619161311121417
Sunrise
--6:43--6:46--6:46--6:48--6:48--6:50
Sunset
7:05--7:04--7:00--7:00--6:57--6:55--
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.6

ESE
0.4

N

-

-
0.2

SSW

-
2.5

E
2.1

E
1.8

E
1.4

E
0.9

E
0.8

E
3.0

SW
1.2

SW
0.5

E
1.0

N
0.8

E
0.4

E
Period (s)108--8-101099910881181110
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.1

S
0.1

SE

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-
0.2

S
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.1

N

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1.0

E
0.9

E
0.1

SE
0.5

E
0.4

SW
0.2

NNW
Period (s)812---888884-101171176
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.3

SW
2.5

ENE
3.5

E
3.5

E
2.5

E
2.3

E

-

-

-

-
1.2

S
1.9

SSW
3.0

WSW
0.9

NW
1.3

NNW

-
0.3

SSW
1.1

S
Period (s)778999----46948-24


Cape Breton Island Surf Breaks

Everything from point, reef and beach breaks can be found on Cape Breton Island. Best time of year for ground swell is the fall during hurricane season and winter during the Nor' Easters. Cape Breton Island is large and diverse. Beaches can be sandy or cobble stoned. The coastline consists of winding points and coves. Topography can be high bluffed and highland areas or low laying sand bars or rock shoals reaching out. The scenery is some of the best in the world for natural beauty. The population of the island is low so the majority of surf breaks are isolated and you will not see buildings near by unless. Some breaks are near small fishing villages. Not every spot can be accessed by vehicle and a long hike to the surf location is required.