Vancouver Island

This unfinished page contains text from either the 2003 or 2005 print version of Encyclopedia of Surfing. An updated version, with more photos, is coming soon.

Heavily forested Canadian island located just north of the American-Canadian border; the largest Pacific Coast island in North America, with almost 300 miles of rugged, deeply fissured southwest-facing coastline; an area once known to sailors as the Graveyard of the Pacific. Jordan River, located deep inside the Juan de Fuca Strait, is Vancouver Island's most popular place to surf, as it's one o...

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