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Cox Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.4
Consistency of Surf: 4.4
Difficulty Level: 2.9
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.9

Overall: 3.5

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Cox Bay break guidePhoto by: Tom Roddy

Cox Bay Surf Guide

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 .

Cox Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon  beachBeach and pointIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
11.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cox Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cox Bay occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Cox Bay (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Cox Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 61% of the time in January while 33% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 6% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
61%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
33%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
6%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cox Bay Location Map

Interactive Cox Bay surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. 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.

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Cox Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 30 October 2020, 09:48 Local Time
Friday 30
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m) 4.0
W
4.0
W
3.5
W
3.5
W
Period (s) 12 12 12 11
Wind (km/h) 40
WNW 35
WNW 35
WNW 35
WNW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Cox Bay

Surf stats for Cox Bay, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Cox Bay

Wind stats for Cox Bay, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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