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Vancouver Island surf« on: June 12 2006 17:06:00 »
I am in Vancouver at the moment, and was thinking of heading to vancouver Island to try for some waves. My main concern I guess is whether I would freeze.... I have a 4/3 wetsuit but its getting kinda old. I was a little cold while surfing in it in Peru, and I only have reef boots.
Also, anyone know about the waves over the next couple of days?
What do you reckon? anyone please...
RE: Vancouver Island surf« Reply #1 on: June 13 2006 05:06:00 »
Jim, I suggest you move out to the east coast!
RE: Vancouver Island surf« Reply #2 on: June 13 2006 08:06:00 »
Its OK, Im off to Taihiti in a week and a bit. so Im not that worried about getting a surf in. I just thought it would be nice to take a sample of the waves that were on offer in Canada.....
RE: Vancouver Island surf« Reply #3 on: June 13 2006 17:06:00 »
The west is quite definetely the best in Canada.
But it is too cold on either coast for a 4/3 with only reef boots. Sorry.
Although I assume Tahiti won't be that bad.
RE: Vancouver Island surf« Reply #4 on: June 13 2006 21:06:00 »
youve obviously have never been to Nova Scotia grasshopper have you? Im sure BC has some great spots but when people talk about surfing in Canada its always the east coast. Weve been in most surfing mags and have way more waves than the west coast. Sorry D but its all about the bluenose son!!
RE: Vancouver Island surf« Reply #5 on: June 13 2006 21:06:00 »
Ive surfed west coast, Wanting to go east in sept. any ideas on a good tour through??
would love the inside scoop.
RE: Vancouver Island surf« Reply #6 on: June 14 2006 19:06:00 »
You are a moron. BC surf is miles better.
On the east coast not only are the waves smaller they also have a considerably shorter period (a period of 11+ seconds is rare primarily because the waves are typically wind swell.)
The pacific on the other hand gets storms that travel hundreds of miles generating true ground swell.
Sure the east coast is a great place to be but it will never be as consistent and large as the west (Unless you are somehow able to reverse the spin of the earth and create trade winds that blow from east to west in the Northern hemisphere)
RE: Vancouver Island surf« Reply #7 on: June 14 2006 21:06:00 »
yes i know the trade winds blow the wrong direvtion in the summer but the real surfers surf here in the winter when wave rider shows 6.0 meter average wave height with a 20 second peak period and 5 knots offshore wind, that my friend is bliss! Summer just brings wind slop, tourists, and kooks. NO ONE gets a solid ground swell 365 days a year. We get hurricanes, we have more than just beach breaks unlike vancouver island. Almost every picture I see of Vancouver Island coast looks like Peggys Cove here in Nova Scotia. Google it and youll see what I mean. You guys have the mountains, we have better coastline, thats just the way it is. Sorry, Im out PEACE!!!
RE: Vancouver Island surf« Reply #8 on: June 14 2006 21:06:00 »
Oh yeah storms here in the atlantic travel thousands of miles to get here we arent wedged into russia!