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Tofino ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.4
Consistency of Surf: 3.9
Difficulty Level: 3.1
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 3.1

Overall: 4.0

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Tofino Spot ID

Tofino photo


Photo credit: longbeachlodge

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.7 °C

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Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 21:01 Local time
Wave (m) 2.2
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 10
N 10
N 5
Wind State cross cross-

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Tofino in Vancouver Island is a sheltered beach break that has fairly consistent surf Ideal winds are from the east northeast. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach break both left and right. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Alaska United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Tofino, British Columbia, 1 km from Tofino.

IS AT (local time)

Tofino Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Tofino Airport, 13 km from Tofino.


Fog - in the vicinity
Air temperature
13 °C

Current weather near Tofino

Buoy Data:

At La Perouse Bank Buoy, 22 miles from Tofino.

  4PM 5PM 6PM 7PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 2.5
Dominant period (s) 12 12 13 14

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Overall Tofino Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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The rose diagram illustrates how often and how strongly the wind blows from different d... (show all text)

The two graphs above are also combined in the single Tofino surf consistency graph.

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Tofino Location Maps

Tofino Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Tofino:

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Wave buoys nearest to Tofino:

Tide stations nearest to Tofino:

  • Closest tide station
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Kennedy Cove
    11 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Riley Cove
    21 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    21 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Stopper Islands
    27 mi
snow forecast website

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
city weather forecast website

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
    Richmond (Canada)
    126 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.
Tofino break location map and break info

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.