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Port Renfrew ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.4

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Port Renfrew Surf Forecast / Vancouver Island / Canada

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 am Thursday 06 May 2021 PDT
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Port Renfrew surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Port Renfrew sea temperature is 9.2 °C (Statistics for 06 May 1981-2005 - mean: 11.2 max: 13.0 min: 9.5 °C)
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Port Renfrew surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Port Renfrew sea temperature is 9.2 °C (Statistics for 06 May 1981-2005 - mean: 11.2 max: 13.0 min: 9.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Port Renfrew (moderate winds from the SSE at NitinatLake(maps) 31 km from Port Renfrew).

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31 km away, 1 h 31 min ago

Moderate
28 km/h
SSE
19.3
9.2
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Port Renfrew this week:

The surf forecast for Port Renfrew over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (May 06) at 8PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.3m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 0.7m and 10s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Port Renfrew in the next 12 days are 1.7m 11s and forecast to arrive on Friday (May 07) at 2AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (PDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8PM (Thu 6th May)4.5ft (1.3m) 8s
Best Surf 5AM (Fri 7th May)5.5ft (1.7m) 11s
Most Powerful 2AM (Fri 7th May)5.5ft (1.7m) 11s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Port Renfrew over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thursday
06
Friday
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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T british columbia.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T british columbia.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T british columbia.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T british columbia.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T british columbia.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T british columbia.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T british columbia.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T british columbia.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T british columbia.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T british columbia.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
T british columbia.htsgw.metric.276.cc23
0.7
W
1
SW
1.7
W
1.4
W
1.6
W
1.7
W
1.2
W
1
W
0.8
W
0.8
W
1.1
W
1.5
W
1
W
1.2
W
0.7
W
1
W
0.9
W
1.1
W
1
W
1.1
W
1.5
W
1.5
W
1.4
W
1.8
W
1.1
W
0.9
W
0.9
W
0.4
SW
0.5
W
0.9
WNW
1.1
W
1.2
W
1.6
W
2.2
W
2.2
W
1.8
W
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11080646392522567260155847624752622030016327821625920422826332026650914683797975205281313427741682391
5
S
20
WSW
10
W
20
W
30
W
20
WNW
15
W
15
W
5
NW
10
W
20
W
0
WSW
10
WSW
15
W
5
WNW
10
WSW
15
W
15
WNW
15
WSW
20
W
5
ESE
5
SE
15
W
5
ESE
10
ESE
20
W
15
W
5
S
15
W
20
WNW
25
W
25
W
10
W
5
WSW
15
W
10
E
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
glassoncross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
off
10:11AM
2.72
11:01PM
3.03
11:15AM
2.78
11:29PM
3.11
12:04PM
2.83
11:54PM
3.18
12:43PM
2.87
12:18AM
3.23
1:17PM
2.89
12:42AM
3.27
1:50PM
2.90
1:08AM
3.29
2:22PM
2.89
1:33AM
3.30
2:55PM
2.87
2:01AM
3.29
3:30PM
2.82
2:31AM
3.26
4:08PM
2.76
3:05AM
3.20
4:52PM
2.69
3:43AM
3.11
5:44PM
2.66
4:31AM
2.99
4:41PM
1.31
5:24AM
1.46
5:26PM
1.39
6:05AM
1.26
6:04PM
1.49
6:40AM
1.10
6:38PM
1.60
7:12AM
0.98
7:08PM
1.71
7:42AM
0.90
7:35PM
1.82
8:12AM
0.86
8:00PM
1.92
8:40AM
0.86
8:21PM
2.01
9:10AM
0.89
8:38PM
2.08
9:42AM
0.95
8:54PM
2.14
10:18AM
1.02
9:17PM
2.20
11:03AM
1.11
10:03PM
2.25

Note: the tide data above is for Port Renfrew, British Columbia which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Port Renfrew.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Port Renfrew blow from the NE

Thursday
06
Friday
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
cloudy
light rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
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13978108997911910118912101011891281011999910118101210
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5:50--5:48--5:47--5:45--5:43--5:41--5:41--5:39--5:37--5:37--5:35--5:33--
-8:38--8:39--8:42--8:43--8:45--8:45--8:46--8:49--8:50--8:51--8:52--8:53-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Thu afternoon. Very mild (max 14°C on Thu morning, min 7°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu morning, fresh winds from the W by Fri afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 12°C on Tue afternoon, min 8°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 13°C on Fri afternoon, min 8°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Sat afternoon. Very mild (max 12°C on Mon afternoon, min 8°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Port Renfrew Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Port Renfrew provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Port Renfrew can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Port Renfrew surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Port Renfrew) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Port Renfrew may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Port Renfrew is 62 km (39 miles) from Duncan. If you plan a holiday in Vancouver Island, look for hotels and other accommodation in Duncan. Duncan has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.