North Oliphant

 
4:13 AM

7:25 AM

7:01 PM

Current conditions at 10/5 3:00 AM - WIARTON AIR - 16 km away.

 

Wind Forecast

Oct-5
Wednesday
5-October
2 am58112pm5811
Direction
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speed (knots)55679569
Temp C120111517171615
Precip (mm/3hr)
Oct-6
Thursday
6-October
2 am58112pm5811
Direction
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speed (knots)10810121515153
Temp C16151516015118
Precip (mm/3hr)0.30.6
 
Oct-7
Friday
7-October
2 am58112pm5811
Direction
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speed (knots)1817171621196
Temp C77666777
Precip (mm/3hr)1.20.90.3
 
Oct-8
Saturday
8-October
2 am58112pm5811
Direction
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speed (knots)7100171917152
Temp C789100121312
Precip (mm/3hr)
 
Oct-9
Sunday
9-October
2 am58112pm5811
Direction
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speed (knots)15143168577
Temp C1111111212121413
Precip (mm/3hr)
 
Oct-10
Monday
10-October
2 am58112pm5811
Direction
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speed (knots)8590977
Temp C100101111109 
Precip (mm/3hr)24.21.4 
 

Forecast Source: Environment Canada

 

Nearby Stations

The following stations are near this spot.

NameICAODateDistance (Km)Wind SpeedDirectionStatusAction
WIARTON AIRCYVV10/5 3:00 AM16.03
 
Active
WESTERN ISL (MAPCWMZ10/5 3:00 AM78.76
 
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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