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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
Rosies bayRosies bayNootka islandRosies bayRosies bayNootka islandHoko river kydakaNootka islandHobuckDeep creekJordan riverHoko river kydakaDeep creekDeep creekDeep creekDeep creekLa pushHoko river kydaka
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.9

SSW
1.1

SSW
1.0

WNW
1.3

SSW
1.3

SSW
1.1

WNW
1.0

W
1.6

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.1

WNW
1.6

S
2.0

W
1.8

W
3.0

W
4.0

WSW
4.0

WSW
4.0

W
3.0

W
Period(s) (?)18161015141010101010611111513141413
Energy(?)486620205656595265216511370260184100676441455640641653283304
Wind
(km/h)
10 SW10
10 ESE10
5 SW5
5 WNW5
5 N5
5 WNW5
10 WNW10
5 E5
10 SSE10
5 NW5
5 E5
10 ESE10
25 SSW25
10 SSW10
5 SSW5
15 SW15
20 SE20
5 ESE5
Wind State(?)oncross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
off
glassoncross-
off
cross-
off
glassglasscross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
glass
High Tide
/ height (m)
2:47PM
3:19AM

3:27PM
2:47PM
4:12AM

4:08PM

5:09AM
4:55PM

6:17AM
5:51PM

7:37AM
6:55PM

3:12AM
10:31AM
Low Tide
/ height (m)

9:05PM
9:12AM

9:55PM
9:54AM

10:46PM
10:42AM

11:47PM
11:40AM

12:57AM
12:57PM

2:16AM

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cloudy
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partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
heavy rain
heavy rain
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
partially cloudy
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Summary
clearsome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrssome cloudscloudysome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsheavy rainheavy rainrain shwrsrain shwrslight rainsome cloudslight rainlight rain
Rain (mm)
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High °C
161515151414161316161513181616181513
Low °C
151514151412161214151312171515181412
Chill °C (?)
161515151414161316161513171616181413
Sunrise
--7:11--7:13--7:07--7:05--7:07--7:09
Sunset
7:23--7:22--7:13--7:09--7:07--7:06--
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.2

S
1.3

S
1.0

WNW
1.3

SSW
1.3

SSW
1.1

WNW
1.0

W
1.6

WNW
1.3

WNW
1.1

WNW
0.9

SW
2.2

SSW
1.8

W
3.0

W
4.0

WSW
4.0

WSW
4.0

W
3.0

W
Period (s)991015141010101010710111513141413
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.9

SSW
1.1

SSW
0.4

SW
0.4

SSE
0.3

SSE
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.6

WNW
2.0

W
0.9

W
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.2

SSW
Period (s)181616101021201919181011181616151514
Wind waves (m) & direction
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1.1

S
1.1

S

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0.5

SSE
0.8

S
1.6

S
2.3

SSW
2.2

SSW
2.2

SSW
1.3

S
0.5

S

-

-
Period (s)---98---34699988--


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