Continent
North America
Country
Canada
Next Big City
Victoria
Next Town
Victoria
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Expert
Features:
Toilet, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Chop
Hazards:
Animals, Currents, Buoys, Reefs, Corals, Wave breaker, Rocks, Stones, Shells
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Low tide

Choppy. Moderate tides, stronger as you go further out. Reef covered at high tide, visible at low.

Beach

Type:
Rocks
Size:
Small
Hazards:
Rocks, Stones, Shells, Other
Beach Users:
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Rocky (gravel, boulders), logs. Dangerous launch. Narrow beach. In stronger winds kites are launched from the water. Also someone holding onto your harness is strongly recommended in strong winds. Self launch is possible, way easier in the summer. Self landing is not recommended (unless you want to test the durability of your kite). Tap your head and and someone on the beach will catch your kite.

Weather

Spring:
Normal, Thick
Summer:
Normal
Fall:
Normal, Thick
Winter:
Thick

Water is cold all year round. Air temp varies 15-25°C. I would say a wetsuit/drysuit is always necessary. 3-2mm in summer minimum to 6-4mm in winter.

Wind

Best Months:
May, June, July, August, September
Wind Type:
Thermal, Frontal
Best Direction:
ESE, SE, SSE, S, SSW, SW, WSW
Main Direction:
SSW

Usually sideshore or sideonshore. Average in summer is about 50% of days some months much more, some less. Usually 12-16m kites weather, 10-25kts. Usually W sometimes SW. Best direction is W. In winter highly unpredictable, frontal kiting. Very windy 9m kites or less, 25+kts. Very lofty location due to large cliff (increases loft danger). Best months are May to September (especially June and July) due to thermals. But it is ridable all year with frontals in winter.



How to get there

Transport
Car, Bus
Access
Short walk

Pretty much downtown. Beside Becon Hill Park. Follow Cook St. to the water and there walk down the stairs to the beach. Bus or car.

Extra information

Rules
None

No special rules. Make sure you are intermediate or ddvanced. Kiters have learned there but people have also broken many bones.

Nightlife

The Beagel pub.