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Jordan River ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.6
Consistency of Surf: 2.2
Difficulty Level: 3.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 2.7

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Jordan River break guidePhoto by: Sergej Krivenko

Jordan River Surf Guide

Jordan River in Vancouver Island is a fairly exposed reef and point break that has reasonably consistent surf The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the west. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Take special care here if it gets very crowded.

Jordan River Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon  reefReef and pointIcon  s32.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
9.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Jordan River:

The best conditions reported for surf at Jordan River occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Jordan River with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 31% of the time in October while 49% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 20% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
31%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
49%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
20%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Jordan River 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. The closest passenger airport to Jordan River is Victoria International Airport (YYJ) in Canada, 48 km (30 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Jordan River is Port Angeles Cgas Airport (NOW) in USA, 49 km (30 miles) away.

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Jordan River Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 25 October 2020, 01:32 Local Time
Sunday 25
2AM5AM8AM11AM
Wave (m) 1.0
W
0.9
W
0.8
W
0.3
W
Period (s) 8 8 8 19
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 20
ENE 20
ENE 15
E
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

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Swell History at Jordan River

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Wind History at Jordan River

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Jordan River Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 21 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s32.7
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.6
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s22.2
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.3
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s32.5
  • Crowds:Icon  s32.7
  • ...

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Review
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