Tofino ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.4
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.4
Crowds: 3.0

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Tofino Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Vancouver Island, Canada)

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Tofino Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 9.6 °C

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Sunday, 29 March 2015, 16:47 Local time

Sunday 29
2PM 5PM 8PM 11PM
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 12 12 14 13
Wind (km/h) 5
SW 5
ENE 15
E 20
Wind State glass glass cross-

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Tofino in Vancouver Island is a sheltered beach break that has quite consistent surf Works best in offshore winds from the east northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

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For Tofino, British Columbia, 1 km from Tofino.

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Live Weather:

At Tofino Airport, 14 km from Tofino.

light winds from the WSW

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
12 °C

Current weather near Tofino

Buoy Data:

At La Perouse Bank Buoy, 22 miles from Tofino.

  11AM 12PM 1PM 2PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 3.3
Dominant period (s) 10 11 12 12

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Overall Tofino Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Visitor Reviews of Tofino

Adam S from CANADA writes:

Weekly Tofino Surf Reports, Daily Surf Tweets may be found at Find surf accommodations there too. Found a great place, walk to the beach, for good price, last week.


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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Tofino:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Cox Bay 4 mi
Second closest break Long Beach 14 mi
Third closest break Florencia Bay 16 mi
Fourth closest break Nootka Island 42 mi
Fifth closest break The Dump 77 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Tofino:

Closest wave buoy La Perouse Bank Buoy 22 mi
Second closest wave buoy Sentry Shoal Buoy 67 mi
Third closest wave buoy Neah Bay Buoy 71 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy South Brooks Buoy 99 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Halibut Bank Buoy 100 mi

Tide stations nearest to Tofino:

Closest tide station Tofino 1 mi
Second closest tide station Kennedy Cove 11 mi
Third closest tide station Riley Cove 21 mi
Fourth closest tide station Ucluelet 21 mi
Fifth closest tide station Stopper Islands 27 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Tofino:

Closest ski area Mount Washington (Canada) 49 mi
Second closest ski area Mount Cain (Canada) 77 mi
Third closest ski area Cypress Mountain (Canada) 122 mi
Fourth closest ski area Grouse Mountain (Canada) 128 mi
Fifth closest ski area Mount Seymour (Canada) 134 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Tofino:

Closest city location Courtenay (Canada) 56 mi
Second closest city location Campbell River (Canada) 67 mi
Third closest city location Nanaimo (Canada) 89 mi
Fourth closest city location North Cowichan (Canada) 103 mi
Fifth closest city location Saanich (Canada) 123 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Tofino is Tofino Airport (YAZ) in Canada, 13 km (8 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Tofino is Comox Airport (YQQ), also in Canada, 97 km (60 miles) away.
  • Third is Campbell River Airport (YBL) in Canada, 101 km (63 miles) away.
  • Nanaimo Airport (YCD) in Canada is 149 km (93 miles) away.
  • Victoria International Airport (YYJ), also in Canada is the fifth nearest airport to Tofino and is 190 km (118 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Tofino, Vancouver Island. Use the tab navigation above to view Tofino sea temperature, Tofino photographs, Tofino detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Tofino webcams, current wind from Vancouver Island live weather stations and Tofino 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 Tofino.


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