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Canada, West Surf Reports and Surf Forecasts

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Conditions Summary
 Tofino (Cox Bay)
Grey Star
4ft 7secs 174° 19mph ESE - Offshore - 115°
 Agate Beach
Star
2.5ft 8secs 202° 13mph NE - Offshore - 51°
 Bonanza Beach
Star
2.5ft 8secs 188° 10mph NE - Offshore - 56°
 Tofino (Chesterman Beach)
Grey Star
4ft 7secs 174° 19mph ESE - Onshore - 115°
 Vancouver Island North (Long Beach)
Star
4.5ft 7secs 173° 10mph ESE - Offshore - 106°
 Vancouver Island South (Jordan River)
Star
2.5ft 9secs 285° 4mph ENE - Offshore - 58°
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Vancouver Island's inlet studded west coast is the main surfing area for British Columbia. Access to breaks and strong winds, not a lack of surf, are the major problems with regular swells battering the coast year-round from the North Pacific and Gulf of Alaska. Winter is the most consistent season, if a little cold. Water temperatures falling to 7°C/45°F and rising to 14°C/57°F at their height. But, winters on the coast are milder than might be anticipated due to the maritime climate. Pioneered in the mid 1960s this area has a dedicated crew of locals in the main areas such as Wreck Bay and Long Beach. Recently, in-line with better wetsuits, the population surfing these areas has increased significantly. The limited continental shelf sucks little power from the waves before they unload on the reefs and beaches. Winds blow mainly from the south in winter and north-west or west in winter. Predominantly swell travels in from the west.
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