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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
0
4
3
2
1
0
0
1
1
2
1
0
0
0
0
3
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.2

SSE
0.8

ESE
1.7

ESE
2.1

ESE
1.7

ESE
1.3

ESE
0.8

ESE
0.7

E
1.6

E
2.4

ESE
2.0

SE
1.1

SE
0.9

SE
0.4

SE
0.3

SE
0.3

SE
0.2

E
1.3

S
Period(s) (?)746888776888127781112
Energy(?)5202075733941916945196745470125209188910449
Wind
(km/h)
5 SE5
30 ESE30
35 ESE35
20 WNW20
10 W10
5 NW5
5 NNE5
30 E30
35 E35
35 S35
35 SSW35
30 WSW30
25 WSW25
25 W25
30 W30
10 W10
5 SW5
5 NNE5
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
offcross-
off
glassononcross-
off
cross-
off
offcrossoffoffoffglasscross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

3:54PM
6:06AM
5:20PM

6:45AM

6:37PM
7:17AM

7:07PM
7:29AM

8:36PM
8:11AM

9:23PM
6:06AM
8:39AM

Low Tide
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10:57PM
11:39AM

11:58PM

12:45PM
12:50AM

10:57PM
12:55PM
11:09PM
1:23AM

2:15PM
2:12AM

2:51PM
2:47AM

3:25PM
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partially cloudy
moderate rain
moderate rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
Summary
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Rain (mm)
1591---78221-----4
High °C
634466434544678687
Low °C
434346233444568575
Chill °C (?)
6-3-21354-2-11-2-1234384
Sunrise
-5:39--5:37--5:35--5:33--5:33--5:31-
Sunset
--8:17--8:19--8:20--8:21--8:22--8:22
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.2

SSE
0.1

E

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2.1

ESE
1.7

ESE
1.3

ESE
0.8

ESE
0.1

N
0.1

N
2.1

ESE
0.9

ESE
1.1

SE
0.9

SE
0.4

SE
0.3

SE
0.3

SE
0.3

SE
1.3

S
Period (s)77-88876689812778712
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.1

E
0.1

N

-
0.3

SSW
0.2

NNE
0.3

NNE
0.2

NNE
0.1

N

-
0.2

N
0.2

NNE
0.4

ESE
0.3

ESE
0.2

SSE
0.1

SE
0.2

N
0.2

E
0.3

ESE
Period (s)73-85666-699781371113
Wind waves (m) & direction
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0.8

ESE
1.7

ESE
0.9

SW

-

-

-
0.7

E
1.6

E
2.4

ESE
2.0

SE
0.4

SW
2.2

SSW
0.4

W
0.5

W
0.1

W

-

-
Period (s)-467---768839332--


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.