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Old 01-07-2015   #1
 
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Skookumchuck TR and planning

"Two days at Skook is better than no days at Skook" was the philosophy that inspired a December trip to Skookumchuck in British Columbia. It was cold, salty, beautiful, awesome, and cold.

I wrote up a trip report that morphed into a "how to" plan your own trip to Skook. It's definitely a worthwhile trip any time of the year.

Link: Trip Report

I tried to include most of the things that will help folks to plan a trip there, but let me know if you have other questions about the area.

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Nice detail. Thanks for the report.
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How long did it take you to get through customs and hows the water temp? The Tofino folks are saying they are having warmer than normal water temps this year.
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We had a 30 minute wait on each end of customs, but breezed right by when our turn came up.

Water temps definitely didn't feel very cold. I started both days wearing pogies but ditched them for bare hands after about 9am. So not too cold. Drysuit was definitely awesome to have, but Leif was just using a dry deck (dry top and sray skirt combo) with neoprene pants.

Have you ever been up there?
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This is full of great info! Thanks David. Skook is very high on my 2015 list...


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We had a 30 minute wait on each end of customs, but breezed right by when our turn came up.

Water temps definitely didn't feel very cold. I started both days wearing pogies but ditched them for bare hands after about 9am. So not too cold. Drysuit was definitely awesome to have, but Leif was just using a dry deck (dry top and sray skirt combo) with neoprene pants.

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Nope, didnt realize Skook was that close to where I am going in March. I am spending a week in Tofino.
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It looks like there are some surfable evening tides from the 20-22 of March. Nothing too fast– looks like 11.7 knots to 12.9 knots and the last day will be pushing day light a little bit. The wave won't get huge with those tides, but it will definitely be in.
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