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Old 29th March 2010, 07:46 PM   #1
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Default Windsurfing in Vancouver, Canada

Hi all,

I might go to Vancouver after summer for university and I'm wondering what it's like for windsurfing...

I'm not picky, coming from Hong Kong where I get a decent sail about once a fortnight...

Has anyone sailed in Vancouver/ know of windsurfing in Vancouver?

Any information would be appreciated.

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Old 29th March 2010, 09:22 PM   #2
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Lucky dude, dont know about WS, but with Whistler bike park only 45 minutes away, you'll have plenty to do on no wind days.
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Old 29th March 2010, 09:57 PM   #3
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Lucky dude, dont know about WS, but with Whistler bike park only 45 minutes away, you'll have plenty to do on no wind days.
Nice. I used to do a lot of BMXing before focusing on windsurfing, so that could be a plus.
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Old 30th March 2010, 09:07 AM   #4
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Check out the below discussion forum for Vancouver windsurfers:

http://thewindsurfer.com/?q=node/113

Note on the sidebar "sites" for various windsurfing locations. There can be year round sailing, though some times are much better than others.
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Old 31st March 2010, 06:35 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies.

I just noticed that Columbia River Gorge is within a days drive away. That place looks mental!
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Old 5th April 2010, 01:35 AM   #6
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You should also check out Squamish, on the way up to Whistler from Vancouver and Nitinat Lake, on Vancouver Island. Both have good summer thermal winds.
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Old 5th April 2010, 08:42 AM   #7
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You should also check out Squamish, on the way up to Whistler from Vancouver and Nitinat Lake, on Vancouver Island. Both have good summer thermal winds.
Thanks for this reply. By thermal winds do you mean winds that are almost guaranteed at a certain time of the day? (For instance, I know that in Mui Ne, Vietnam they have "thermal winds" and basically every morning at 10:00 the wind starts picking up, with basically no exception)

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Old 6th April 2010, 06:41 AM   #8
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Yes, as long as the sun is out.
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Old 6th April 2010, 07:07 AM   #9
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That's fantastic. Good to hear it.
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