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Long Beach (Tofino Airport) ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.6
Consistency of Surf: 3.6
Difficulty Level: 2.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.4

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Long Beach (Tofino Airport) Surf Forecast / Vancouver Island / Canada

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 pm Wednesday 20 Oct 2021 PDT
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Long Beach (Tofino Airport) surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Long Beach (Tofino Airport) sea temperature is 11.1 °C (Statistics for 20 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 11.9 max: 13.0 min: 10.7 °C)
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Long Beach (Tofino Airport) surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Long Beach (Tofino Airport) sea temperature is 11.1 °C (Statistics for 20 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 11.9 max: 13.0 min: 10.7 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Long Beach (Tofino Airport) (calm at Ucluelet wx 21 km from Long Beach (Tofino Airport)).

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21 km away, 1 h 24 min ago

Calm
3 km/h
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11.0
11.1
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Long Beach (Tofino Airport) this week:

The surf forecast for Long Beach (Tofino Airport) over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Oct 21) at 2AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 3.0m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 1.2m and 13s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Long Beach (Tofino Airport) in the next 12 days are 5.5m 16s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Oct 22) at 5AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.5m 6s period and expected on Thursday (Oct 21) at 2PM.

Wave TypeTime (PDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 2AM (Thu 21st Oct)10ft (3.0m) 10s
Best Surf 5AM (Fri 22nd Oct)18ft (5.5m) 16s
Most Powerful 5AM (Fri 22nd Oct)18ft (5.5m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Long Beach (Tofino Airport) 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
Thursday
21
Friday
22
Saturday
23
Sunday
24
Monday
25
Tuesday
26
Wednesday
27
Thursday
28
Friday
29
Saturday
30
Sunday
31
Mon
01
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
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3
S
3.5
S
5
S
4.5
SW
5
SW
4.5
WSW
2.4
WSW
1.6
WSW
3
WSW
3
WSW
3
WSW
2.1
W
2.5
SSW
2.5
SW
1.8
WSW
2.5
SSW
2.1
SSW
2.1
SSW
1.8
WSW
2.5
WSW
4
WSW
3.5
WSW
3
WSW
2.5
W
2.1
W
1.6
W
1.8
WNW
1
W
2.1
W
1.4
WSW
5
S
3.5
SSW
5
WSW
4
WSW
4
WSW
2.5
W
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176737357763797510867790819016692852261843352402156921352310181310118844641645885354323569269415147468972378613704356375411571687163612364
40
E
50
E
40
ESE
30
SE
5
SSW
10
SSE
35
ESE
10
NNW
10
WNW
20
E
40
E
50
SE
30
E
30
E
20
E
10
ESE
20
SE
25
SW
30
WSW
25
WSW
20
WSW
15
E
15
E
25
ENE
35
ESE
20
WNW
25
WNW
10
NE
10
E
10
SE
20
E
35
ESE
40
ESE
10
SSE
35
WNW
20
W
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crossglasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crossoncross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscrossoffcross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
1:35AM
3.05
1:23PM
3.28
2:14AM
2.99
1:52PM
3.26
2:52AM
2.90
2:22PM
3.20
3:33AM
2.78
2:53PM
3.10
4:17AM
2.64
3:27PM
2.97
5:08AM
2.51
4:05PM
2.84
6:10AM
2.41
4:53PM
2.70
7:23AM
2.38
5:58PM
2.59
8:33AM
2.45
7:20PM
2.54
9:24AM
2.59
8:41PM
2.60
10:03AM
2.77
9:49PM
2.73
10:37AM
2.97
7:23AM
1.04
7:54PM
0.42
7:54AM
1.17
8:28PM
0.41
8:26AM
1.31
9:04PM
0.47
8:59AM
1.46
9:43PM
0.57
9:34AM
1.61
10:26PM
0.71
10:13AM
1.75
11:16PM
0.84
11:05AM
1.87
12:15AM
0.95
12:19PM
1.94
1:22AM
0.99
1:49PM
1.88
2:27AM
0.98
3:04PM
1.69
3:22AM
0.93
4:00PM
1.41
4:10AM
0.88
4:47PM
1.06

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Long Beach (Tofino Airport) blow from the NE

Thursday
21
Friday
22
Saturday
23
Sunday
24
Monday
25
Tuesday
26
Wednesday
27
Thursday
28
Friday
29
Saturday
30
Sunday
31
Mon
01
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-7:52--7:54--7:56--7:56--7:58--8:00--8:02--8:03--8:04--8:07--8:07--8:10-
--6:21--6:19--6:16--6:15--6:14--6:12--6:09--6:07--6:07--6:05--6:02--6:01

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 93mm), heaviest during Sat morning. Very mild (max 12°C on Wed night, min 8°C on Sat morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the E on Thu morning, calm by Fri morning).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 45mm), heaviest during Sun night. Very mild (max 11°C on Sun morning, min 7°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat night, strong winds from the SE by Sun afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 81mm), heaviest during Thu night. Very mild (max 11°C on Tue night, min 7°C on Thu afternoon). Winds increasing (calm on Wed night, fresh winds from the WNW by Fri morning).

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 69mm), heaviest during Sun night. Very mild (max 11°C on Sun night, min 6°C on Sat morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the NE on Fri night, strong winds from the E by Sun night).

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Information about the Long Beach (Tofino Airport) Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Long Beach (Tofino Airport) provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Long Beach (Tofino Airport) can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Long Beach (Tofino Airport) 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 (Long Beach (Tofino Airport)) 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 Long Beach (Tofino Airport) 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.

Are you planning a holiday in Vancouver Island? If you are looking for accommodation near Long Beach, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Vancouver Island, consider staying in Port Alberni which is 67 km (42 miles) away. Other places in and around Vancouver Island where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Gold River which is 89 km (55 miles) away and Courtenay, 89 km (55 miles) away.