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Rosie's Bay Surf Guide

Rosie's Bay in Vancouver Island is an exposed beach break that has very consistent waves and works all around the year. Offshore winds blow from the northeast with some shelter here from southeast winds. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west. The beach breaks are all lefts. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Rocks are a hazard.

Rosie's Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
8.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Rosie's Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Rosie's Bay 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 Rosie's Bay (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Rosie's Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 2% of the time in January while 9% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 89% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
2%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
9%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
89%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Rosie's Bay Location Map

Interactive Rosie's 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.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Rosie's Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 29 January 2023, 10:49 Local Time
Sunday 29
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m)
0.8
W
0.9
W
1
W
1
W
Period (s) 16 16 16 15
Wind (km/h)
5
5
5
10
Wind State cross-
on
glass cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Rosie's Bay

Surf stats for Rosie's Bay, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Rosie's Bay

Wind stats for Rosie's Bay, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Rosie's Bay: