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Tofino (North Chestermans Beach) ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.4
Consistency of Surf: 3.9
Difficulty Level: 3.1
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 3.1

Overall: 4.0

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Tofino (North Chestermans Beach) Surf Forecast / Vancouver Island / Canada

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 pm Sunday 17 Jan 2021 PST
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Tofino (North Chestermans Beach) surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Tofino (North Chestermans Beach) sea temperature is 8.6 °C (Statistics for 17 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 8.4 max: 9.5 min: 6.6 °C)
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Tofino (North Chestermans Beach) surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Tofino (North Chestermans Beach) sea temperature is 8.6 °C (Statistics for 17 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 8.4 max: 9.5 min: 6.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Tofino (North Chestermans Beach) (light winds from the WNW at Tofino Airport 10 km from Tofino (North Chestermans Beach)). 3.0m 13 s period swell from WSW with an additional 2.7m 19 s period swell from WSW

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1 h 41 min ago

Moderate
19 km/h
WNW
Cross-On
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Tofino (North Chestermans Beach) this week:

The surf forecast for Tofino (North Chestermans Beach) over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (Jan 17) at 7PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.5m and 18s period with a secondary swell of 3.0m and 13s. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Tofino (North Chestermans Beach) in the next 7 days are 4.0m 18s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (Jan 17) at 10PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.6m 6s period and expected on Sunday (Jan 24) at 10PM.

Wave TypeTime (PST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7PM (Sun 17th Jan)8ft (2.5m) 18s
Best Surf10PM (Sun 17th Jan)13ft (4.0m) 18s
Most Powerful10PM (Sun 17th Jan)13ft (4.0m) 18s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Tofino (North Chestermans Beach) over the next 7 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
Sun
17
Monday
18
Tuesday
19
Wednesday
20
Thursday
21
Friday
22
Saturday
23
Sunday
24
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
0111155454554334544434434
T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T alaskaunitedstates.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
2.2
WSW
4
WSW
3.5
WSW
3
WSW
1.9
WSW
1.8
W
2.1
W
2.2
W
2.5
W
2.4
W
1.9
W
1.4
WNW
0.8
W
1.4
W
1.9
W
1.6
W
1.8
W
1.7
W
1.4
W
1.1
W
1.4
W
1.5
W
1.5
W
1917161514131313141313121715141413141420191817
348498615186337513671121156116672338201211365053588531443946112110947211005133614201266
20
NW
5
NE
10
ENE
5
SSE
5
E
10
SE
15
ESE
15
NNW
10
E
10
ESE
10
ENE
5
ENE
5
NW
5
NE
5
ESE
0
SW
5
E
10
ESE
5
SSE
10
E
20
E
35
E
30
E
cross-
on
offoffglassoffcross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
offglasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassoffcross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
off
4:15AM
3.31
3:58PM
3.04
4:55AM
3.26
4:50PM
2.81
5:37AM
3.21
5:56PM
2.62
6:25AM
3.19
7:21PM
2.53
7:19AM
3.20
8:49PM
2.55
8:13AM
3.24
9:58PM
2.66
9:04AM
3.32
9:42PM
0.86
10:12AM
1.61
10:18PM
1.13
11:07AM
1.62
10:57PM
1.40
12:11PM
1.60
11:41PM
1.64
1:20PM
1.53
12:37AM
1.85
2:26PM
1.39
1:45AM
1.98
3:25PM
1.22
2:51AM
2.04
4:16PM
1.03

Note: the tide data above is for Tofino, British Columbia which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Tofino (North Chestermans Beach).New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Tofino (North Chestermans Beach) blow from the ENE

Sun
17
Monday
18
Tuesday
19
Wednesday
20
Thursday
21
Friday
22
Saturday
23
Sunday
24
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
light rain
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
light rain
light rain
light rain
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87655667676666665554443
75655665675565554444333
554544334546555633310-2-2
--8:08--8:07--8:07--8:07--8:06--8:03--8:03--
4:57--4:58--5:00--5:00--5:02--5:05--5:06--5:07-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Tue afternoon. Low air temperatures (max 8°C on Sun afternoon, min 5°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Sun night. Low air temperatures (max 6°C on Thu morning, min 3°C on Sun morning). Winds increasing (calm on Fri afternoon, fresh winds from the E by Sun afternoon).

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Information about the Tofino (North Chestermans Beach) Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Tofino (North Chestermans Beach) provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Tofino (North Chestermans Beach) can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Tofino (North Chestermans Beach) 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 (Tofino (North Chestermans Beach)) 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 Tofino (North Chestermans Beach) 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.

Tofino is 72 km (45 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.