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Vancouver Island Surf

Detailed Vancouver 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 Vancouver 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 Vancouver Island. Our local Wavefinder indicates where some of the best conditions are likely to be found in Vancouver Island over the next 7 days. Surf photos from Vancouver Island and reviews of the best spots and surfing conditions have been provided by local surfers.

Vancouver Island Surf Forecast

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Vancouver 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 Vancouver Island Surf map or show live wind and wave conditions as reported from wavebuoys and local weather stations. Surf breaks shown along the Vancouver Island coastline are also listed below.

Vancouver Island Photos

Vancouver Island Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in Vancouver Island
Deep creekDeep creekCox bayHoko river kydakaChesterman beachDeep creekDeep creekDeep creekCrescentJordan riverWhiskey creekWhiskey creekDeep creekHoko river kydakaLa pushLa pushLa pushLa push
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.0

W
1.8

WNW
2.2

W
2.1

W
3.5

SSW
1.6

WNW
2.0

WNW
1.9

W
1.5

WNW
3.5

SSW
5.5

WSW
6.0

W
5.0

W
4.0

W
4.0

WNW
4.0

WNW
4.0

W
3.5

W
Period(s) (?)10121415111312101091114161616161615
Energy(?)769928178819362667915113868344119967657121921099984437956765381456365
Wind
(km/h)
5 SSE5
10 ENE10
25 E25
15 ENE15
20 ESE20
25 SW25
10 SW10
15 WSW15
5 SSW5
0 SW0
35 WSW35
25 WSW25
15 WSW15
10 E10
5 NE5
10 ENE10
5 ENE5
5 E5
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
on
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
glassglass
High Tide
/ height (m)

6:28AM
1.77
5:27PM
1.75

6:22AM
2.32
6:39PM
1.66

7:11AM
3.04
6:59PM
2.09

8:45AM
4.28

9:11PM
1.66
8:49AM
3.34

10:17PM
1.74
9:14AM
3.21

Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:45PM
0.23
12:12PM
1.02

12:23AM
1.03
12:08PM
1.38
1:20PM
0.97
12:22AM
1.28

1:18PM
1.20
1:16AM
0.63

3:35PM
0.65
3:25AM
0.48

4:04PM
1.09



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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
1010912998999109988898
Low °C
999998788799778778
Chill °C (?)
9861266678666667698
Sunrise
-7:37--7:50--7:39--7:41--7:43--7:46-
Sunset
--4:30--4:27--4:24--4:24--4:28--4:28
Swell1 (m) & direction
2.0

W

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2.2

W
2.1

W
3.5

SSW
1.6

WNW

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1.9

W

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0.7

WNW
0.9

W
1.6

W
5.0

W
4.0

W
4.0

WNW
4.0

WNW
4.0

W
3.5

W
Period (s)10-14151113-10-102119161616161615
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.3

W
1.8

WNW
2.0

SSW

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1.8

W

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1.6

WNW

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1.5

WNW
0.1

W

-
2.5

WNW
0.7

W

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0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
Period (s)15128-14-12-1026-1918-17171616
Wind waves (m) & direction
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-
2.0

WNW

-

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3.5

SSW
5.5

WSW
6.0

W

-

-

-

-

-

-
Period (s)------12--91114------


Vancouver Island Surf Breaks

West coast Vancouver island has some of the sickest surf spots and the views are spectacular! Wave conditions are pretty consistent all year round, there is always a wave to ride. Winter season provides larger swells so put away the longboard and pull out the shorties as you're gonna need to duckdive a lot more, and don't forget your paddle arms and 7mm booties and hoodies. The water is chilly but if you are into catching waves you won't notice ..... Chad Harris

Tofino/Ucluelet (North Island): Wide open long sandy beach breaks. South Island (Jordan River/Sombrio beach): Rocky beach/reef/point breaks. Best time of year (Tofino) is summer if you want to learn to surf, otherwise, autumn/winter to surf big waves. Sombrio is flat in the summer, but big and clean in the fall/winter ..... Keelan Watkins

South Island spots are typically reef breaks. North Island has mainly beach breaks with a number of hidden point breaks that are difficult to access ..... Cole Chappell