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Long Beach (Tofino Airport) break guidePhoto by: Katja Pe

Long Beach (Tofino Airport) Surf Guide

Long Beach in Vancouver Island is an exposed beach and point break that has pretty consitent surf Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care of .

Long Beach (Tofino Airport) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
7.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Long Beach (Tofino Airport):

The best conditions reported for surf at Long Beach (Tofino Airport) occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Long Beach (Tofino Airport) (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Long Beach (Tofino Airport) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 39% of the time in February while 54% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 7% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Long Beach (Tofino Airport) Location Map

Interactive Long Beach (Tofino Airport) 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 Long Beach is Tofino Airport (YAZ) in Canada, 10 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Long Beach is Comox Airport (YQQ), also in Canada, 96 km (60 miles) away.

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Long Beach (Tofino Airport) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 2 February 2023, 00:42 Local Time
Thursday 02
Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 8 16 16
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Long Beach (Tofino Airport)

Surf stats for Long Beach (Tofino Airport), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Long Beach (Tofino Airport)

Wind stats for Long Beach (Tofino Airport), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Long Beach (Tofino Airport) Reviews:

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Based on 6 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.6
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s43.6
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s22.2
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.0
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Vince from Canada
“Love this beach and have caught some of my best waves there. Long beach Campground is only a 2 minute drive away and perfect for a Surf getaway!”

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