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South Chesterman Beach break guidePhoto by: Stephan Mehr

South Chesterman Beach Surf Guide

South Chesterman Beach in Vancouver Island is a fairly exposed beach break that has reliable surf Offshore winds are from the northeast with some shelter here from north northwest winds. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here.

South Chesterman Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
13.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing South Chesterman Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at South Chesterman Beach occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf South Chesterman Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing South Chesterman Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 35% of the time in February while 53% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 12% 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 South Chesterman Beach Location Map

Interactive South Chesterman Beach 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.

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South Chesterman Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 30 September 2022, 11:19 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 11 11 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on cross cross-

Swell History at South Chesterman Beach

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

Wind History at South Chesterman Beach

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

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