The Ambleside Tide Rip occurs around the new and full moon when there is a big tide exchange. There needs to be an ebb current of about 3 knots and westerly wind or wave action. The results can be a river of rolling waves about 300 metres off of Ambleside Beach in West Vancouver. Wave height can be as high as 6 feet, and be very chaotic. The location and length of the tide rip varies with tide height, current speed, wind/wave direction. Its always different. A great playground. The condition featured in this video are very small compared to its potential.

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