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RE: surfing vancouver, bc« on: April 20 2007 14:04:00 »
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.
RE: surfing vancouver, bc« Reply #1 on: October 15 2007 02:10:00 »
Dont go to westport it always sucks just dont do it
RE: surfing vancouver, bc« Reply #3 on: November 14 2008 03:11:00 »
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.
RE: surfing vancouver, bc« Reply #4 on: November 29 2008 10:11:00 »
try Jordan River ;)
RE: surfing vancouver, bc« Reply #5 on: March 11 2009 19:03:00 »
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
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.
RE: surfing vancouver, bc« Reply #6 on: June 07 2009 22:06:00 »
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..
RE: surfing vancouver, bc« Reply #7 on: July 09 2009 16:07:00 »
You can also surf on windy days at Ambleside Park in West Van and Wreck Beach in Van.
RE: surfing vancouver, bc« Reply #9 on: July 21 2009 08:07:00 »
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?