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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
Hoko river kydakaCox bayCrescentDeep creekDeep creekCox bayDeep creekJordan riverCox bayDeep creekHoko river kydakaChesterman beachCox bayCox bayCox bayDeep creekLa pushNootka island
Rating6
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.5

W
2.5

W
2.4

W
2.1

W
1.6

W
2.4

SSW
1.6

WNW
3.0

SSW
3.5

W
4.0

W
4.5

WSW
2.5

SW
2.1

SW
1.6

SW
0.9

WNW
0.9

WNW
1.1

WNW
1.3

WNW
Period(s) (?)16151514141012916161512111011111110
Energy(?)36303144252518309611168692126160028563775719931072509213221256290
Wind
(km/h)
10 E10
30 ENE30
5 SSE5
30 S30
15 SW15
15 SSE15
5 SE5
5 E5
20 SSE20
10 SSE10
15 ESE15
15 E15
10 NE10
10 NE10
5 SE5
0 N0
5 NNW5
5 NNW5
Wind State(?)cross-
off
offoffoffoffcross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassglassglassglass
High Tide
/ height (m)
5:46PM

4:38AM
6:00PM

6:25AM


7:47AM


8:09AM

9:58PM
9:22AM

12:01AM
11:16AM
Low Tide
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10:25PM
11:36AM
11:34AM

11:15PM

1:56PM


3:23PM


4:33PM
3:15AM

4:22PM

5:35AM
moderate rain
rain showers
moderate rain
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
Summary
mod. rainrain shwrsmod. rainrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudslight rainrain shwrsrain shwrslight raincloudycloudysome cloudsclearclearclearclearsome clouds
Rain (mm)
1019913-1361--------
High °C
788877656656645766
Low °C
777757645535534644
Chill °C (?)
537435632423415744
Sunrise
--6:47--6:54--6:52--6:50--6:48--6:50
Sunset
6:06--6:07--6:07--6:09--6:17--6:13--
Swell1 (m) & direction
2.5

W
2.5

W
2.4

W
2.1

W
1.6

W
2.4

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2.1

SSW
0.8

WNW
3.5

W
4.0

W
4.5

WSW
2.5

SW
2.1

SW
1.6

SW
1.1

SW
0.9

WNW
1.1

WNW
0.8

WNW
Period (s)16151514141010121616151211109111110
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.2

SSW
2.5

S
0.1

S
0.1

S
0.8

S
1.7

W
1.6

WNW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.3

SSW
0.4

SSW
1.4

W
1.1

W
1.0

W
0.9

WNW
1.0

SW
0.6

SW
0.5

WNW
Period (s)171020191112121716161613131211984
Wind waves (m) & direction
3.5

SSW

-
4.0

S
3.5

SSW
4.5

SW

-

-
3.0

SSW
2.0

SSW
2.2

SSW

-
1.9

SSE

-

-

-

-
0.3

WNW
1.3

WNW
Period (s)10-101212--999-8----310


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.