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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 creekCox bayCrescentDeep creekDeep creekLa pushHoko river kydakaJordan riverCox bayDeep creekLa pushCox bayCox bayCox bayCox bayDeep creekLa push
Rating6
6
6
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4
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4
4
9
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.5

W
2.5

W
2.5

W
2.4

W
2.1

W
1.6

W
2.5

WNW
1.7

W
3.0

SSW
4.0

W
4.0

W
4.5

W
2.5

SW
2.1

SW
1.6

SW
1.2

SW
0.9

WNW
1.0

WNW
Period(s) (?)1616151514141112916161512111091110
Energy(?)381936143144252518309611720814128973878141892319131107530242225206
Wind
(km/h)
5 S5
5 SE5
30 ENE30
0 SE0
25 S25
15 SSW15
15 SSE15
10 SSE10
10 E10
20 SSE20
15 SSW15
25 ESE25
25 ESE25
10 NNE10
15 NE15
5 SSE5
5 NE5
5 NNW5
Wind State(?)glasscross-
off
offglassoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
glassglasscross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)

4:51AM
5:49PM

5:39AM
6:00PM

5:36AM


7:26AM

10:00PM
8:51AM

5:49PM
11:10PM
9:09AM

10:49PM
Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:50AM

10:25PM
12:54PM

11:15PM
12:48PM
10:30AM
3:10PM

12:48PM

3:23PM
3:12AM

4:33PM


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rain showers
moderate rain
rain showers
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partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
moderate rain
light rain
light rain
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
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Summary
light rainheavy rainrain shwrsmod. rainrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsmod. rainlight rainlight raincloudycloudysome cloudsclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
41214615-13621------
High °C
878897885665675566
Low °C
777786763554563565
Chill °C (?)
863863564230352564
Sunrise
6:50--6:47--6:48--6:52--6:50--6:48--
Sunset
-6:05--6:07--6:08--6:09--6:17--6:13-
Swell1 (m) & direction
2.5

W
2.5

W
2.5

W
2.4

W
2.1

W
1.6

W
2.5

WNW
1.9

SSW
0.7

WNW
4.0

W
4.0

W
4.5

W
2.5

SW
2.1

SW
1.6

SW
1.2

SW
1.0

SW
1.0

WNW
Period (s)1616151514141110121616151211109910
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.1

SW
0.2

SSW
2.5

S
0.1

S
0.1

S
0.2

S
2.4

SSW
1.7

W
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.4

SSW
1.4

W
1.1

W
1.0

W
0.9

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.8

SW
Period (s)14171020191910121716161513131211118
Wind waves (m) & direction
1.9

SSW
3.5

SSW

-
3.5

S
4.0

SSW
4.5

SW

-

-
3.0

SSW
2.1

SSW
2.3

SSW

-

-

-

-

-

-
0.3

NW
Period (s)810-101212--999------3


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

A M8.1 earthquake near the Kermadec Islands north of New Zealand may pose risk of regional tsunamis. Vanuatu, New Caledonia and northern parts of New Zealand are most vulnerable.