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Cape Breton Island Surf

Detailed Cape Breton Island surf forecast maps and the latest eyeball surf report from local surfers in the region. Near-shore swell is shown on the map together with the surf forecast rating for spots in Cape Breton Island. Find the best places to surf in offshore conditions by selecting the wind option on the forecast map. Windsurfers and kite surfers can also use this option to find more favorable cross-shore conditions in Cape Breton Island. Our local Wavefinder indicates where some of the best conditions are likely to be found in Cape Breton Island over the next 7 days. Surf photos from Cape Breton Island and reviews of the best spots and surfing conditions have been provided by local surfers.

Cape Breton Island Surf Forecast

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Cape Breton Island Surf Forecast map for predicting the best wave and wind conditions across the region. For surfers, the map shows the most powerful swell tracking across near-shore open water and not the peak waves experienced by boats out at sea. Move your mouse over the ocean swell symbols or the surf breaks on the coastline to see a more detailed surf forecast including wave period and wind conditions. The forecast updates every 6 hours and most live weather reports update every hour. You can animate the Cape Breton Island Surf map or show live wind and wave conditions as reported from wavebuoys and local weather stations. Surf breaks shown along the Cape Breton Island coastline are also listed below.

Cape Breton Island Photos

Cape Breton Island Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in Cape Breton Island
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Rating0
0
2
0
0
0
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3
1
0
0
0
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6

SE

-
0.9

SE
0.4

SE
0.4

ESE
0.3

SE
1.9

NNW
1.7

NNW
0.7

N
0.4

N
0.9

ESE
2.2

ESE
4.5

ESE
3.0

SE
1.4

ESE
0.7

ESE
0.6

ESE
1.2

S
Period(s) (?)10-989999764610109889
Energy(?)740123253012611453481129386367016423216444225
Wind
(km/h)
35 S35
40 SSW40
30 WSW30
55 W55
45 WNW45
40 NW40
30 NW30
15 NW15
5 WSW5
20 ESE20
25 E25
40 E40
30 E30
40 SSW40
40 W40
15 W15
5 WNW5
15 NW15
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
offoffcross-
off
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
10:36AM
8:56PM

9:17PM
9:58PM
11:25AM

10:04PM
12:18PM

10:45PM
1:14PM

11:34PM

2:13PM
12:39AM
10:36AM

3:10PM

Low Tide
/ height (m)

3:42PM
3:50AM

4:24PM

5:10AM
5:10PM
3:44AM

5:59AM
6:05PM

6:55AM
7:09PM

7:55AM


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light rain
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Summary
cloudylight rainrain shwrssnow shwrssnow shwrssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearsome cloudsrain shwrsheavy rainlight rainsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudscloudy
Rain (mm)
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High °C
589-4-1-1-1-1-212581311666
Low °C
260-4-2-3-2-2-2-1237125554
Chill °C (?)
035-13-10-9-8-7-5-4-3-14118333
Sunrise
7:03--7:05--7:05--7:07--7:09--7:11--
Sunset
-4:27--4:25--4:24--4:23--4:23--4:22-
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.6

SE

-
0.9

SE
0.4

SE
0.4

ESE
0.3

SE
0.2

ESE
1.3

NNW
0.7

N
0.4

N
0.2

ESE
0.8

SSE

-
3.0

SE
1.4

ESE
0.7

ESE
0.6

ESE
1.2

S
Period (s)10-989911876109-109889
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.2

N

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-
0.1

SE
0.3

SSW
0.1

SE
0.1

S
0.2

ESE
0.1

SE
0.1

SE
0.2

N
0.2

ESE

-

-
0.8

SSE
0.4

NNW
0.4

N
0.4

ESE
Period (s)6--12911911910519--11788
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.0

S
1.8

SSE
1.0

WSW
2.4

WNW
2.5

NW
2.4

NNW
1.9

NNW
1.7

NNW

-
0.4

E
0.9

ESE
2.2

ESE
4.5

ESE
2.5

SSW
1.4

WSW
0.5

WSW

-
0.4

NW
Period (s)454671099-34610754-3


Cape Breton Island Surf Breaks

Everything from point, reef and beach breaks can be found on Cape Breton Island. Best time of year for ground swell is the fall during hurricane season and winter during the Nor' Easters. Cape Breton Island is large and diverse. Beaches can be sandy or cobble stoned. The coastline consists of winding points and coves. Topography can be high bluffed and highland areas or low laying sand bars or rock shoals reaching out. The scenery is some of the best in the world for natural beauty. The population of the island is low so the majority of surf breaks are isolated and you will not see buildings near by unless. Some breaks are near small fishing villages. Not every spot can be accessed by vehicle and a long hike to the surf location is required.