Surfing - wave reports and more (yup another question)

Discussion in 'General Paddling Discussions' started by SheilaP, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. SheilaP

    SheilaP Paddler

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    SO, someone (me) is hooked on playing in the bumpy stuff. I have learned to figure out the surf reports for the West Coast, but am not 100% sure when I look at places like Jordan River and Port Renfrew. Which websites or information sources do you use? Any other tips and tricks? :big_thumb Love ya all. :hug
     
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    Ooo... nice resource :)
    *Bookmarked
     
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    Thursday looks good to me! (for me?) some BIG days coming up. Thanks Johan for the resource.
     
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    I also use MagicSeaweed. If it is after high tide, the swell has to be 8' or over for there to actually be waves at JR/China/Sombrio, in my experience.
     
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    I like this one, from my few experiences it seems to be pretty accurate:

    http://www.surf-forecast.com/breaks/Tof ... st/six_day

    It also has the very useful information down at the bottom that if you can make it to Chile in time for Monday you can surf a 10 star wave :). Not sure how they rate the waves, but the best I've seen them give to Tofino was a 9 star - forecasted waves 21', 12 sec period, glass conditions.... I'm happy with a 3 star!
     
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    Magicseaweed seems to be the most trusted/followed and I think in a close timeframe(day or two away) it's fairly good for open coast. BUT! The prediction for Jordan River is usually shown almost same as ones for Tofino,but I don't think it's EVER the case. JR is always smaller than the open coast, and I'll assume swell direction makes a huge difference, as I think anything from southwest would get blocked by the Olympic Peninsula.
    If I recall correctly, Jordan River should be surfed at mid-high tide, whereas Renfrew only works at mid-low tide or else the wave will deposit you on the beach. Renfrew seems to need over 12 feet on the outer coast to work.
    My 2 cents from my brief experience anyway :) need to get out to south island more often.