North Oliphant

 
3:09 AM

5:53 AM

8:49 PM

Current conditions at 5/17 2:00 AM - WIARTON AIR - 16 km away.

 

Wind Forecast

May-17
Tuesday
17-May
2 am58112pm5811
Direction
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speed (knots)18161613141374
Temp C55677874
Precip (mm/3hr)
May-18
Wednesday
18-May
2 am58112pm5811
Direction
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speed (knots)15634426
Temp C32499976
Precip (mm/3hr)1.7
 
May-19
Thursday
19-May
2 am58112pm5811
Direction
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speed (knots)65326446
Temp C777888109
Precip (mm/3hr)1.75.50.3
 
May-20
Friday
20-May
2 am58112pm5811
Direction
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speed (knots)1114151419191715
Temp C1113141519201817
Precip (mm/3hr)3.5
 
May-21
Saturday
21-May
2 am58112pm5811
Direction
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speed (knots)151812215803
Temp C1617131111886
Precip (mm/3hr)1.73.2
 
May-22
Sunday
22-May
2 am58112pm5811
Direction
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speed (knots)41214141164
Temp C5555676 
Precip (mm/3hr)3.2 
 

Forecast Source: Environment Canada

 

Nearby Stations

The following stations are near this spot.

NameICAODateDistance (Km)Wind SpeedDirectionStatusAction
WIARTON AIRCYVV5/17 2:00 AM16.010
 
Active
WESTERN ISL (MAPCWMZ5/17 2:00 AM78.722
 
Active
OLIPHANT (AUTOB)CWDF3.4Active
CYPRUS LAKE CSCXCY57.7Active
COVE ISLAND (MAPCWWX72.7Active

Spot Details

Choice area when wind is from NW which can make S. Oliphant gusty.

Oliphant Kite Spots - Revised May, 2013

By Daniel Medysky

Please note: vehicles are permitted on the beach.

North Oliphant is actually known as Sandy Bay Cove. It is the farthest bay north in the Oliphant Fishing Islands. There are two access points:

First is on the beach at the end of Spry Lake Rd. in front of the former Sandy Bay Cove Restaurant.

The second access point is further down the beach closer to the island and the gap. You can access this spot at the near the end of Mary Street. This area is pristine and clean with very shallow water and an expansive beach due to the low water levels of the great lakes. The water is flat to choppy and is ideal for beginners to experts. For this reason the local kite schools use this beach on W or NW winds.

The bay is large enough to accommodate fifty plus kiters and gets quite busy on long weekends in the summer. Kiters are asked to respect all signage and be considerate of all beach users especially swimmers in the water. The local environment group called the Friends of Oliphant Coastal Environments (http://fooce.org/) is working to preserve the natural ecosystem.

There are several camping resorts in Oliphant including Fiddlehead, Trillium and White Sands. If there's no wind you can take a boat tour and snorkel over shipwrecks in the crystal clear waters. For more info contact Fishing Island Tours

The old shipping port town of Wiarton is a short drive across the peninsula on the Georgian Bay side and offers all the amenities of a modern city. Sit back and enjoy what the Bruce Peninsula has to offer.

For more info Join the local kite group on

Facebook : Bruce Grey Kiteboarding Association or Ontario Kiteboarding Association,

Daniel Medysky

Ontario SUP Race Series

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