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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
HobuckDeep creekHobuckCox bayChesterman beachNootka islandCox bayChesterman beachHobuckChesterman beachChesterman beachCox bayChesterman beachThe dumpChesterman beachCox bayChesterman beachChesterman beach
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.0

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0.7

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0.7

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0.4

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0.4

SSW
0.8

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1.2

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1.8

WSW
2.0

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2.0

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2.1

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1.8

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1.7

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1.3

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1.5

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1.0

WSW
1.3

WSW
1.3

WSW
Period(s) (?)111110141510101212111110887121110
Energy(?)251114104548912731688910799001026630341224181256401365
Wind
(km/h)
5 ENE5
5 E5
10 WSW10
5 NNW5
5 S5
10 WNW10
10 NW10
5 S5
10 W10
5 ENE5
10 SSE10
10 WNW10
0 NNE0
15 SSW15
0 W0
5 SSW5
5 SSE5
5 N5
Wind State(?)offglassonglassglasscross-
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onglasscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
4:31AM
5:22PM
5:25AM
6:36PM
6:39PM

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6:26AM

8:50PM
7:51AM

4:31AM
9:48PM
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10:34PM
12:57PM

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3:03PM
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4:27AM

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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
191716141314111211111111111010101010
Low °C
161515121212101111111110108109910
Chill °C (?)
19171614131491210101110118810108
Sunrise
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Sunset
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Swell1 (m) & direction
1.0

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0.5

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0.8

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1.2

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1.8

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2.0

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2.0

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1.7

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1.6

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1.7

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1.3

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1.2

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1.0

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1.3

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WSW
Period (s)11111010810101212111010887121110
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.4

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0.1

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0.4

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0.4

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0.4

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0.5

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0.9

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1.1

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0.1

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0.3

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0.2

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0.2

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0.2

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0.1

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0.5

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0.9

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0.6

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0.7

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Period (s)15151581512147171414141414106513
Wind waves (m) & direction
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0.3

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0.9

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2.1

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1.8

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1.7

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1.5

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1.1

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0.7

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0.8

SE
Period (s)-----35---11107-7654


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