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Topic: surfing vancouver, bc
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Topic: surfing vancouver, bc
Views: 36362 Replies: 26

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Rob

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RE: surfing vancouver, bc

Been surfing for 5 years now. Truthfully, there's nothing here. You're better off going to Tofino or Westport. Yes, you can surf at Pt. Roberts (near Tsawwassen ferry) & Whidbey Island's Ft. Ebey. Pt. Roberts is your better bet, but you'll need 30kn wind in the right direction to see anything! I've also heard of people surfing Wreck Beach & Jerico, but you're likely to get skunked at any of these "novelty" spots unless you do some serious tide/swell homework first! Westport & Tofino are about 4 hours away, but the surf is always on. Even so, most of the open ocean surf in the PacificNW is crossed-up storm surge. Nothing like California. Not to be negative, but if you're unwilling to drive 4 hours to do it properly, you should probably forget about the sport and try skimboarding instead.



By:

dude

RE: surfing vancouver, bc

Dont go to westport it always sucks just dont do it

By:

oldschool

RE: surfing vancouver, bc

working north to south all dependent on wind fetch a side 3rd  e bay  kits point   lacarno acadia towers wreck iona sea island g point s arm canoes coalport t-beach breakers(usa)  12th mudbay cresent whiterck

By:

Kook

RE: surfing vancouver, bc

Vancouver gets plenty of good surf in fact. Only minutes from downtown in some cases. study your wind direction, and look at the possible coast lines, and you'll find us.

By:

BLuZ0Ne

RE: surfing vancouver, bc

try Jordan River ;)



By:

Sean

RE: surfing vancouver, bc

Your closest surf is on the Island. You can cut through the
center of the Island to get to Tofino which has 20+ beaches
for surfing. Its a sleepy little surf town and can be a lot of
fun.

Alternatively, you can go down to the South of the Island,
past Victoria and the drive up the coast to Jordan River.

Either way you go (Tofino or Jordan) the surf is similar and
it will take you roughly 6 hours to get there including the 1hr
30 min ferry to the island from Vancouver.

By:

Steve

RE: surfing vancouver, bc

Hey,

I'm new to BC, going to learn how to surf June 20th. I'm looking for ppl to drink with that night, maybe at a camp site..

By:

P

RE: surfing vancouver, bc

You can also surf on windy days at Ambleside Park in West Van and Wreck Beach in Van.

By:

btcp

RE: surfing vancouver, bc

is it posible to surf very often if you live in Victoria? are there a lot of surfers in Uvic?

By:

mavourneen

RE: surfing vancouver, bc

I'm a South African beginner surfer (the kind that can stand and really tries to go sideways but isn't quite there yet) from Cape Town. I'm coming to SFU for the fall term and would like to catch whatever easy wave there is in the area. I was thinking of going to California (cheesy I know) for the waves but was told that I should save some cash and check out the surf in Can. Any advice or recommendations?


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