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Sombrio Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.6
Consistency of Surf: 2.9
Difficulty Level: 3.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.5
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 2.8

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Sombrio Beach Surf Guide

Sombrio Beach in Vancouver Island is a quite exposed beach and reef break that has pretty consitent surf Works best in offshore winds from the north northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Hazards include rocks and locals.

Sombrio Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
9.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sombrio Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Sombrio Beach 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 Sombrio Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Sombrio Beach 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).

Explore Sombrio Beach Location Map

Interactive Sombrio 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. The closest passenger airport to Sombrio Beach is Victoria International Airport (YYJ) in Canada, 59 km (37 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Sombrio Beach is Port Angeles Cgas Airport (NOW) in USA, 66 km (41 miles) away.

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Sombrio Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 08:22 Local Time
Tuesday 18
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m) 1.4
W
0.7
W
0.7
W
1.2
W
Period (s) 7 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 20
WSW 15
WSW 20
W 20
W
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross

Swell History at Sombrio Beach

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

Wind History at Sombrio Beach

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

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