Which is the better view at Skookumchuck Narrows : +XL or -XL tide? Does the whirlpool activity happen during -XL only, or also at +XL? Thanks!
I was there about 2 hours before max high tide and the standing wave had already formed at the right hand view point and people were surfing it in kayaks, so it's definitely good to watch any time from -2 to +2 hours of high tide, tide going in (left to right) from the right viewpoint.
I have no idea about the whirlpools I did not see them but suspect they only form later at high tide as the water was beginning to swirl when we left. The whirlpools appear best viewed from the lefthand viewpoint at high tide.
No idea about low tide conditions (water flowing out, from right to left). I would Google it to see hiker's first hand accounts and pictures.
+XL! catch the wave surfers...
Whirlpools at -xl water going out. Waves +xl water coming in.
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