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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 Forecast / Vancouver Island / Canada

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 am Wednesday 12 May 2021 PDT
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Wickaninnish surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Wickaninnish sea temperature is 11.1 °C (Statistics for 12 May 1981-2005 - mean: 11.0 max: 12.7 min: 9.2 °C)
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Wickaninnish surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Wickaninnish sea temperature is 11.1 °C (Statistics for 12 May 1981-2005 - mean: 11.0 max: 12.7 min: 9.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Wickaninnish (light winds from the N at Tofino Airport 10 km from Wickaninnish).

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Light
11 km/h
N
Cross-Off
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Wickaninnish this week:

The surf forecast for Wickaninnish over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 12) at 2PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.9m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 16s. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Wickaninnish in the next 12 days are 2.5m 8s and forecast to arrive on Friday (May 14) at 11PM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.2m 6s period and expected on Monday (May 17) at 5AM.

Wave TypeTime (PDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 2PM (Wed 12th May)3ft (0.9m) 10s
Best Surf 2AM (Fri 14th May)7ft (2.2m) 8s
Most Powerful11PM (Fri 14th May)8ft (2.5m) 8s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Wickaninnish 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
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
223124323234313332114211213332333334
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T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
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1
W
0.6
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.5
S
2.2
WNW
1.9
WNW
1.8
W
1.7
W
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
2.4
WNW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
1.6
WSW
0.9
W
0.6
SSW
1.4
WSW
0.7
SSW
1.5
W
2
WNW
0.8
SSW
1.5
W
2
W
0.5
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.9
SSW
2.5
WNW
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190171226153154602408377386399486640334427480448407322294279755206295410326383310291201427227298391329448686
15
WNW
20
WNW
0
ENE
10
SW
15
WNW
5
NNW
10
W
20
WNW
5
SSE
10
SSW
15
WNW
10
NW
15
WNW
30
WNW
20
WNW
10
W
10
WSW
15
SE
20
SE
20
SSE
10
ENE
10
SW
30
WNW
30
WNW
20
WNW
25
WNW
15
NW
20
W
15
WSW
10
E
10
SSE
0
SW
5
NNE
5
NW
15
WNW
5
ESE
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscrossoffglasscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscrosscross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
onononcross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
glasscross-
off
glass
2:15PM
2.87
1:37AM
3.24
2:54PM
2.82
2:09AM
3.19
3:35PM
2.74
2:42AM
3.12
4:18PM
2.65
3:18AM
3.02
5:07PM
2.57
3:58AM
2.91
6:00PM
2.53
4:47AM
2.79
6:58PM
2.54
5:50AM
2.69
7:54PM
2.63
7:07AM
2.62
8:43PM
2.77
8:27AM
2.63
9:28PM
2.97
9:42AM
2.72
10:10PM
3.18
10:47AM
2.84
10:53PM
3.40
7:43PM
1.38
8:23AM
0.37
8:17PM
1.47
9:00AM
0.41
8:51PM
1.57
9:39AM
0.49
9:29PM
1.67
10:21AM
0.59
10:11PM
1.76
11:07AM
0.69
11:04PM
1.83
11:59AM
0.77
12:13AM
1.83
12:55PM
0.84
1:31AM
1.71
1:54PM
0.89
2:44AM
1.48
2:52PM
0.92
3:45AM
1.15
3:46PM
0.96
4:39AM
0.77
4:37PM
0.99

Note: the tide data above is for Long Beach (Tofino Airport) which is 8 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Wickaninnish.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Wickaninnish blow from the NW

Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
moderate rain
light rain
cloudy
light rain
light rain
light rain
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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9109111210111011111191198899978986777789101110131210
5:43--5:43--5:41--5:39--5:39--5:37--5:35--5:35--5:33--5:33--5:31--5:30--
-8:53--8:54--8:57--8:58--8:59--9:00--9:01--9:02--9:05--9:06--9:07--9:07-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 13°C on Thu afternoon, min 10°C on Wed morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Very mild (max 12°C on Sat morning, min 9°C on Mon night). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Tue morning. Very mild (max 11°C on Tue morning, min 8°C on Thu night). Mainly fresh winds.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 13°C on Sun morning, min 7°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Wickaninnish Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Wickaninnish provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Wickaninnish can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Wickaninnish 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 (Wickaninnish) 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 Wickaninnish 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.