Winter in Tofino
Fresh powder may be drawing many adrenaline junkies to the mountains at this time of the year, but one of the best-kept secrets on British Columbia’s West Coast is drawing surfers and storm watchers to the beach.
Winter is when the waves come! Even though the air is a little cooler the water temperature stays fairly consistent 10C throughout the year. And it’s not just locals who are flocking out to the waves, professional surfers are among those taking trips to Tofino to play in the world class waves.
With a reputation for excellent surfing, combined with a great atmosphere, the 2010 O'Neill Coldwater Surf Classic, the first professional Association of Surfing Professionals surf event ever held in Canada, was held in Tofino. Long Beach Lodge Resort was proud to be the event sponsor and host of the guests. In 2012, National Geographic Adventure ranked Tofino as one of the World’s Best Surf Towns.
|Waves are high and prices are low! $199/night for two on a five night deal|
Long Beach Lodge Resort offers the highest quality surf experience, with top quality gear and on-site professional surf instruction. With Cox Bay right on their doorstep and known worldwide for its quality beach break, it is the perfect place to spend the winter.
When the swell isn’t just right the Tofino region still has a lot to offer. Storm watching has become one of the regions must-see natural events. There’s something very peaceful about watching the forces of nature outside as you sip on a hot drink by the fireplace in the comfort of the Great Room of the Resort.
If the weather isn’t providing swell or storms the town of Tofino is a draw on its own. Local artisans, shops and restaurants line the streets of this picturesque surf town.