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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 Surf Forecast / Vancouver Island / Canada

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 am Sunday 09 May 2021 PDT
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Cox Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Cox Bay sea temperature is 10.9 °C (Statistics for 09 May 1981-2005 - mean: 10.9 max: 12.3 min: 9.2 °C)
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Cox Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Cox Bay sea temperature is 10.9 °C (Statistics for 09 May 1981-2005 - mean: 10.9 max: 12.3 min: 9.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Cox Bay (light winds from the NNE at Tofino Airport 8 km from Cox Bay).

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Light
9 km/h
NNE
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Cox Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Cox Bay over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (May 09) at 11AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.4m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 14s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Cox Bay in the next 12 days are 3.5m 9s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 15) at 2AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (PDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)11AM (Sun 9th May)4.5ft (1.4m) 10s
Best Surf11PM (Sun 9th May)7ft (2.1m) 11s
Most Powerful 2AM (Sat 15th May)11ft (3.5m) 9s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Cox Bay over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
305311312103123325333320102301000322
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T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.282.cc23
1.4
W
1.9
W
2.3
WNW
1.5
W
1.1
W
0.8
W
1.1
W
1.1
W
1.3
W
0.4
SW
1.5
W
1.6
WNW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
1.9
WNW
1.8
WNW
3
WNW
3.5
WNW
1.8
WNW
1.6
WNW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
1.5
WNW
1.9
WNW
2
WNW
3
WNW
3
WNW
1.6
WNW
1.6
WNW
1.5
WNW
101011101012121111181071615888999161616171616161577788877
3797741167479247190330287375100450264175150486372998166652835845833442247534732625523222336535012181068276269181
5
NW
20
WNW
5
N
10
WSW
20
WNW
15
NW
5
WSW
15
WNW
10
WNW
10
W
20
WNW
5
ESE
10
SSE
5
WNW
5
SSE
5
WSW
20
WNW
10
SE
5
S
5
WSW
5
ESE
10
SSE
15
WNW
25
WNW
15
WNW
25
WNW
10
WNW
15
SSE
30
WNW
20
WNW
25
WNW
40
WNW
25
NW
10
WSW
10
S
15
ESE
glassonglasscross-
on
oncross-
on
ononcross-
on
ononglasscrossoncross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
off
crossonglasscross-
off
oncross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crossoff
12:32PM
2.93
12:22AM
3.29
1:12PM
2.95
12:51AM
3.33
1:49PM
2.96
1:19AM
3.34
2:25PM
2.94
1:48AM
3.34
3:02PM
2.90
2:17AM
3.30
3:40PM
2.84
2:49AM
3.24
4:21PM
2.77
3:25AM
3.15
5:08PM
2.70
4:07AM
3.04
6:01PM
2.65
4:58AM
2.90
7:00PM
2.64
6:02AM
2.77
8:00PM
2.70
7:21AM
2.68
8:55PM
2.84
6:15PM
1.18
6:57AM
0.64
6:49PM
1.27
7:30AM
0.53
7:21PM
1.37
8:02AM
0.47
7:52PM
1.46
8:36AM
0.45
8:23PM
1.55
9:10AM
0.48
8:57PM
1.64
9:47AM
0.55
9:35PM
1.73
10:27AM
0.65
10:19PM
1.80
11:14AM
0.75
11:14PM
1.85
12:09PM
0.84
12:26AM
1.83
1:11PM
0.89
1:46AM
1.70
2:13PM
0.90
2:58AM
1.44

Note: the tide data above is for Tofino, British Columbia which is 6 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Cox Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Cox Bay blow from the E

Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
some cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudscloudysome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearsome cloudssome cloudscloudycloudycloudysome cloudsclearsome cloudsclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudscloudyrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudscloudycloudysome clouds
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91011999101110111010101011101010101010910101010998891099109
999999101110111010101010109991099999989878988108
9799761098118899111088999988876955665797
5:48--5:48--5:46--5:45--5:43--5:41--5:41--5:39--5:37--5:37--5:35--5:33--
-8:51--8:52--8:53--8:54--8:55--8:58--8:59--9:00--9:01--9:02--9:04--9:06-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 11°C on Sun night, min 9°C on Sun morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 11°C on Wed morning, min 9°C on Fri afternoon). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 10°C on Sat morning, min 8°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Tue afternoon. Very mild (max 10°C on Wed afternoon, min 7°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (calm on Tue morning, fresh winds from the WNW by Wed afternoon).

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Information about the Cox Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Cox Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Cox Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Cox Bay surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Cox Bay) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Cox Bay may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Cox Bay is 77 km (48 miles) from Gold River. If you plan a holiday in Vancouver Island, look for hotels and other accommodation in Gold River. Gold River has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.