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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

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Tofino

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 10.6 °C

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Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 04:53 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.4
WNW
1.3
WNW
1.3
WNW
1.2
WNW
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 5
WSW 0
SW 5
SSE 10
WSW
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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.

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Tofino Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-46206, 35 km from Tofino.

moderate winds from the WNW

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Air temperature
12.6 °C

Current weather near Tofino

Buoy Data:

At La Perouse Bank Buoy, 22 miles from Tofino.

  11PM 12AM 1AM 2AM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 1.6
1.7
1.9
2.0
Dominant period (s) 10 9 9 9

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Overall Tofino Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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Airports

  • 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.


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