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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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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.6

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1.5

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1.2

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1.1

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0.6

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0.5

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0.4

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1.0

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0.3

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1.5

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1.6

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1.8

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2.0

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2.1

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1.8

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1.4

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1.3

NNW
0.4

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Period(s) (?)777787687677888769
Energy(?)226223155113442712114714922033845855838820613031
Wind
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High Tide
/ height (m)


9:01PM
7:55AM

7:23AM
9:50PM
8:26AM

10:34PM
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Low Tide
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2:15PM
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3:33PM

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Summary
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Rain (mm)
2-2---5-1--1------
High °C
10191716161512129667677788
Low °C
7161113151210126666567776
Chill °C (?)
8191615161412116112122344
Sunrise
5:13--5:18--5:11--5:11--5:11--5:11--
Sunset
-8:43--8:44--8:42--8:45--8:46--8:47-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.0

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1.5

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1.2

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1.1

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0.6

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0.5

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1.0

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0.3

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0.1

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0.1

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0.1

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0.1

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0.4

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0.3

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0.4

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Period (s)87778768777714141312119
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.1

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0.1

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0.1

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0.6

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0.3

SSE
0.4

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0.2

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0.3

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0.2

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0.1

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0.1

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0.1

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0.1

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0.1

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0.1

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0.2

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Period (s)1413118545778714--13111011
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.6

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0.3

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0.9

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0.2

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0.2

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0.4

SSE
0.3

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1.5

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1.6

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1.8

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2.0

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2.1

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1.8

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1.4

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1.3

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0.9

NW
Period (s)7342343-3677888765


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.