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Vancouver Island Surf

Detailed Vancouver 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 Vancouver 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 Vancouver Island. Our local Wavefinder indicates where some of the best conditions are likely to be found in Vancouver Island over the next 7 days. Surf photos from Vancouver Island and reviews of the best spots and surfing conditions have been provided by local surfers.

Vancouver Island Surf Forecast

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Vancouver 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 Vancouver Island Surf map or show live wind and wave conditions as reported from wavebuoys and local weather stations. Surf breaks shown along the Vancouver Island coastline are also listed below.

Vancouver Island Photos

Vancouver Island Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in Vancouver Island
Deep creekDeep creekWhiskey creekDeep creekLa pushLa pushDeep creekDeep creekLa pushHoko river kydakaCox bayChesterman beachCox bayChesterman beachPillar pointDeep creekDeep creekChesterman beach
Rating10
10
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
5.0

W
5.0

W
5.5

W
4.5

W
4.5

W
4.0

W
3.0

W
3.0

W
3.0

WNW
2.4

W
2.3

W
2.3

W
2.1

W
3.0

W
3.0

W
2.4

W
2.0

W
2.1

WNW
Period(s) (?)161515141414141313131212121210101010
Energy(?)1322111393125638237739955283230335432451883161713721207237517441070776800
Wind
(km/h)
15 SSW15
15 W15
20 SW20
10 S10
5 SSW5
15 SE15
15 WSW15
20 WSW20
15 SE15
20 E20
10 SSE10
10 ESE10
25 ESE25
10 SSE10
25 WSW25
15 WSW15
20 W20
10 ENE10
Wind State(?)offcross-
off
cross-
off
offcrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
on
offcross-
off
cross-
off
off
High Tide
/ height (m)


4:00PM
4:00PM


7:36AM
5:21AM
4:34PM
4:34PM


5:02AM
5:02AM
4:05PM
5:17PM


Low Tide
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10:21AM
10:21AM


11:08PM
11:08PM
10:21AM
10:31AM
10:58AM


10:37PM
10:37PM
10:26AM
10:26AM


12:46AM
12:46AM
heavy rain
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light rain
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moderate rain
light rain
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light rain
light rain
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heavy rain
moderate rain
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rain showers
clear
Summary
heavy rainrain shwrsrain shwrslight rainlight rainmod. rainlight rainrain shwrsclearlight rainlight rainrain shwrsheavy rainmod. rainrain shwrssome cloudsrain shwrsclear
Rain (mm)
138335722-2371371-1-
High °C
111310101111101111891091215111210
Low °C
111199101091097999101010118
Chill °C (?)
101179109899668611149108
Sunrise
7:39--7:39--7:41--7:43--7:54--7:46--
Sunset
-6:22--6:22--6:17--6:22--6:21--6:13-
Swell1 (m) & direction
5.0

W
5.0

W
5.5

W
4.5

W
4.5

W
4.0

W
3.0

W
0.3

SW
3.0

WNW
2.4

W
2.3

W
2.3

W
2.1

W
2.3

WSW
0.3

SSW
2.4

W
2.0

W
1.6

W
Period (s)161515141414141313131212121218101010
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.7

S
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.1

S
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.2

SSW
0.4

SW
0.3

SSW
0.4

SW
Period (s)81615141414142413132120191916171716
Wind waves (m) & direction
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-

-

-

-

-

-
3.0

W

-

-

-

-
1.1

SE
3.0

W
3.0

W

-

-
2.1

WNW
Period (s)-------13----41210--10


Vancouver Island Surf Breaks

West coast Vancouver island has some of the sickest surf spots and the views are spectacular! Wave conditions are pretty consistent all year round, there is always a wave to ride. Winter season provides larger swells so put away the longboard and pull out the shorties as you're gonna need to duckdive a lot more, and don't forget your paddle arms and 7mm booties and hoodies. The water is chilly but if you are into catching waves you won't notice ..... Chad Harris

Tofino/Ucluelet (North Island): Wide open long sandy beach breaks. South Island (Jordan River/Sombrio beach): Rocky beach/reef/point breaks. Best time of year (Tofino) is summer if you want to learn to surf, otherwise, autumn/winter to surf big waves. Sombrio is flat in the summer, but big and clean in the fall/winter ..... Keelan Watkins

South Island spots are typically reef breaks. North Island has mainly beach breaks with a number of hidden point breaks that are difficult to access ..... Cole Chappell