Cox Bay Spot ID
Photo credit: Tom Roddy
Type: beach and point
Reliability: fairly consistent
Best: Swell W | Wind E
Sea Temperature Today is: 11.7 °C
Cox Bay in Vancouver Island is an exposed beach and point break that has pretty consitent surf Works best in offshore winds from the northeast with some shelter here from south winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Hazards include .
For Tofino, British Columbia, 6 km from Cox Bay.
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At Pfeiffer Crescent Tofino wx, 4 km from Cox Bay.
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At La Perouse Bank Buoy, 20 miles from Cox Bay.
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Overall Cox Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May
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Use this relief map to navigate to Vancouver Island surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Cox Bay
- The closest passenger airport to Cox Bay is Tofino Airport (YAZ) in Canada, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly).
- The second nearest airport to Cox Bay is Comox Airport (YQQ), also in Canada, 99 km (61 miles) away.
- Third is Campbell River Airport (YBL) in Canada, 104 km (65 miles) away.
- Nanaimo Airport (YCD) in Canada is 146 km (91 miles) away.
- Victoria International Airport (YYJ), also in Canada is the fifth nearest airport to Cox Bay and is 186 km (116 miles) away.
This is the Surf-Forecast page for Cox Bay, Vancouver Island. Use the tab navigation above to view Cox Bay sea temperature, Cox Bay photographs, Cox Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Cox Bay webcams, current wind from Vancouver Island live weather stations and Cox Bay tide predictions. The Canada swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Canada and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Canada wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Cox Bay.