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Nootka Island (Calvin Bay) ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 1.7

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Nootka Island (Calvin Bay) Surf Guide

Nootka Island in Vancouver Island is a fairly exposed beach break that does not work very often Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Watch out for .

Nootka Island (Calvin Bay) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
8.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Nootka Island (Calvin Bay):

The best conditions reported for surf at Nootka Island (Calvin Bay) occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Nootka Island (Calvin Bay) (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Nootka Island (Calvin Bay) 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 28% of the time in February while 66% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 6% 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 Nootka Island (Calvin Bay) Location Map

Interactive Nootka Island (Calvin Bay) 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 Nootka Island is Tofino Airport (YAZ) in Canada, 80 km (50 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Nootka Island is Campbell River Airport (YBL), also in Canada, 99 km (61 miles) away.

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Nootka Island (Calvin Bay) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 08:28 Local Time
Thursday 15
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 18 18 18 19
Wind (km/h) 5
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Nootka Island (Calvin Bay)

Surf stats for Nootka Island (Calvin Bay), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Nootka Island (Calvin Bay)

Wind stats for Nootka Island (Calvin Bay), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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