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Where to surf in Tofino, BC?

By now it’s no secret that the stretch of coastline between Tofino BC and Ucluelet British Columbia boasts many well-known surf spots such as the sandbars at Chesterman Beach, and the rocky headlands at Cox Bay.

However, in addition to the marquee spots, Tofino regulars will tell you that there are also countless lesser-known and often uncrowded spots just around the corner.

Sunset surf session in Tofino BCAs a result of its variety of surf spots and high exposure to Pacific Ocean swells, Tofino is also known for its consistency of surfable days and surfers regard it as a sure bet when searching for waves on Vancouver Island. Because each of Tofino’s beaches are positioned and exposed differently, it is not uncommon to find very different waves within a short distance of one another on the same day. For example, while Chesterman’s north beach may be small and perfect for your first wave or just cruising on a longboard, Cox Bay may be head-high and inviting for advanced surfers looking to hit the lip. Nestled in the forest at the north end of Cox Bay, The Long Beach Lodge is directly in front of a long stretch of beachbreaks between two rocky points, all of which can produce waves perfect for stoked beginners and seasoned pros alike, often over the course of a single day. A short drive from Long Beach Lodge are all of Tofino’s other surf beaches including Chesterman Beach, Long Beach, and Wickaninnish Beach, all boasting multiple spots and different challenges for every surfer depending on the conditions.


So whether you come for your first surfing lesson, or just need some advice on the tides and which spots will be offshore, the staff at the Long Beach Lodge are knowledgeable and ready to make your Tofino surf experience unforgettable.