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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Ambleside Park

Canada, West Coast

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 49° 19.501' N
Longitude: 123° 9.103' W

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Ambleside Park is just slightly west of the Lions Gate bridge. You can't miss it if you take the West Vancouver exit off the Lion's Gate Bridge. 13th and Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC.

English (Translate this text in English): Ambleside Park is just slightly west of the Lions Gate bridge. You can't miss it if you take the West Vancouver exit off the Lion's Gate Bridge. 13th and Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC.

English (Translate this text in English): Ambleside Park is just slightly west of the Lions Gate bridge. You can't miss it if you take the West Vancouver exit off the Lion's Gate Bridge. 13th and Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC.

English (Translate this text in English): Ambleside Park is just slightly west of the Lions Gate bridge. You can't miss it if you take the West Vancouver exit off the Lion's Gate Bridge. 13th and Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC.

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

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Public access?Public access

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand

Power

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthShort (< 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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 Additional Information

This place needs 15knots NW or more, and there will be something goin.

English (Translate this text in English): This place needs 15knots NW or more, and there will be something goin.

English (Translate this text in English): This place needs 15knots NW or more, and there will be something goin.

English (Translate this text in English): This place needs 15knots NW or more, and there will be something goin.

Atmosphere

Excellent wind wave. Great for all levels. No localism except for a few people who think they started the sport.

English (Translate this text in English): Excellent wind wave. Great for all levels. No localism except for a few people who think they started the sport.

English (Translate this text in English): Excellent wind wave. Great for all levels. No localism except for a few people who think they started the sport.

English (Translate this text in English): Excellent wind wave. Great for all levels. No localism except for a few people who think they started the sport.

General

Beats the hassle of taking the ferry to the island! Has appeared in local news stories. Google "ambleside surfing" for more info. Be sure to check out the media page at wreckboards.com for small clips of West Vancouver (Mainland) surfing.

English (Translate this text in English): Beats the hassle of taking the ferry to the island! Has appeared in local news stories. Google "ambleside surfing" for more info. Be sure to check out the media page at wreckboards.com for small clips of West Vancouver (Mainland) surfing.

English (Translate this text in English): Beats the hassle of taking the ferry to the island! Has appeared in local news stories. Google "ambleside surfing" for more info. Be sure to check out the media page at wreckboards.com for small clips of West Vancouver (Mainland) surfing.

English (Translate this text in English): Beats the hassle of taking the ferry to the island! Has appeared in local news stories. Google "ambleside surfing" for more info. Be sure to check out the media page at wreckboards.com for small clips of West Vancouver (Mainland) surfing.

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By surfcold , 10-09-2011

The real deal on Ambleside - Here is some correct info on Ambleside. The best spot is slightly 'lookers' left of the park, closer to the bridge. The bottom is reef/rock, not sand, and it is fully exposed during low tide, and not surfable. It is sharp as sh!t and hurts to stand on even with booties. Its not for everyone, especially not beginners. Frequency says often, but this is wrong as Ambleside breaks only in wintertime with a very strong WSW wind swell, and almost doubles up when tankers pass. The wave has some pitch to it and a board over 8'6" would be difficult to ride here. Side note: it is colder than the coast as its near a river that is just glacial runoff (especially as it really only works in winter). There can be a current in the inlet as well, but its not bad. Seriously, this wave is super rare, and has a sharp bottom. Advanced only, but it can be awesome, and definitely beats the ferry ride, given it is going off.

By Anonymous , 11-03-2008

News Articles and Pictures - http://www.coastalbc.com/surf/photos2008/80125teasdale01.jpg
http://www.where.ca/vancouver/article_feature~listing_id~101.htm
http://www.edgemontvillage.org/pics/0003/2007Dec.html

short vids:
http://www.wreckboards.com/Wreck%20Media.htm

By Anonymous , 11-03-2008

More Pictures - Here are some more pictures of West Vancouver (Mainland) surf. Since they're copyrighted, I can't post them here.

http://www.coastalbc.com/surf/photos2007/70115dom01.jpg
http://www.coastalbc.com/surf/photos2007/70115dom02.jpg
http://www.coastalbc.com/surf/photos2007/70115dom03.jpg
http://www.coastalbc.com/surf/photos2007/70115dom04.jpg
http://www.coastalbc.com/surf/photos2007/70115dom05.jpg
http://www.coastalbc.com/surf/photos2007/70115dom06.jpg
http://www.coastalbc.com/surf/photos2007/70115dom07.jpg
http://www.coastalbc.com/surf/photos2007/70115dom08.jpg
http://www.coastalbc.com/surf/photos2007/70115dom09.jpg
http://www.coastalbc.com/surf/photos2007/70115dom10.jpg

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