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China Beach Surf Guide

China Beach in Vancouver Island is a fairly exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Offshore winds are from the east northeast with some shelter here from northwest winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the northwest. The beach break offers mainly left hand waves. Rarely crowded here.

China Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
10.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing China Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at China Beach occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing China Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 37% of the time in December while 34% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 29% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
37%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
34%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
29%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore China Beach Location Map

Interactive China 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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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
China Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 25 September 2021, 13:53 Local Time
Saturday 25
2PM5PM8PM11PM
Wave (m)
0.9
W
1
W
1.1
W
1.1
W
Period (s) 16 15 14 14
Wind (km/h)
15
15
10
10
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at China Beach

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

Wind History at China Beach

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

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