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Wickaninnish ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.4

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Wickaninnish Surf Guide

Wickaninnish in Vancouver Island is an exposed sandbar break that is usually a safe bet The best wind direction is from the northwest and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west southwest. The sandbar break offers both left and right hand waves. It's sometimes crowded here.

Wickaninnish Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
11.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Wickaninnish:

The best conditions reported for surf at Wickaninnish occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Wickaninnish with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 81% of the time in July while 17% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% 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).
Wickaninnish Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 30 October 2020, 08:52 Local Time
Friday 30
Wave (m) 4.0
Period (s) 12 12 12 11
Wind (km/h) 45
WNW 40
WNW 40
WNW 35
Wind State off off cross-

Swell History at Wickaninnish

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

Wind History at Wickaninnish

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

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