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Cox Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 4.3
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

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

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent13.3°C

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:

Alaska United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Cox Bay sea temperature, Cox Bay photographs, Cox Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Cox Bay webcams, current wind from Vancouver Island live weather stations and Cox Bay 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 Cox Bay

Cox Bay Surf:

Sunday, 31 May 2020, 22:57 Local time
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 16 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 15
WNW 15
NW 10
NNW 10
Wind State on cross-

Tide Times:

For Tofino, British Columbia, 6 km from Cox Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Cox Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At TofinoAirport, 9 km from Cox Bay.


Air temperature
- °C

Current weather near Cox Bay

Buoy Data:

At La Perouse Bank Buoy, 20 miles from Cox Bay.

  5PM 6PM 7PM 8PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.6
Dominant period (s) 9 9 9 8

All wavebuoys around Cox Bay

Overall Cox Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June


Surf stats for Cox Bay: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Cox Bay: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Master and grommet, Cox Bay photo

Cox Bay

Photo credit: Tom Roddy

Cox Bay Location Maps

Cox Bay Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Vancouver Island surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Cox Bay

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Cox Bay:

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Wave buoys nearest to Cox Bay:

Tide stations nearest to Cox Bay:

  • Closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Kennedy Cove
    10 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    18 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Riley Cove
    25 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Stopper Islands
    25 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Campbell River Airport (YBL) in Canada, 104 km (65 miles) away.
  • Nanaimo Airport (YCD) in Canada is 146 km (91 miles) away.
  • Victoria International Airport (YYJ), also in Canada is the fifth nearest airport to Cox Bay and is 186 km (116 miles) away.
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