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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) break guidePhoto by: Jay

Tofino (North Chestermans Beach) Surf Guide

Tofino in Vancouver Island is a sheltered beach break that has fairly consistent surf Ideal winds are from the east northeast. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach break both left and right. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Tofino (North Chestermans Beach) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent13.0°C

Surfing Tofino (North Chestermans Beach):

The best conditions reported for surf at Tofino (North Chestermans Beach) occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Tofino (North Chestermans Beach) sea temperature, Tofino (North Chestermans Beach) photographs, Tofino (North Chestermans Beach) detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Tofino (North Chestermans Beach) webcams, current wind from Vancouver Island live weather stations and Tofino (North Chestermans Beach) 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 Tofino (North Chestermans Beach)

Tofino (North Chestermans Beach) Surf:

Saturday, 30 May 2020, 05:20 Local time
Saturday 30
Wave (m) 2.2
Period (s) 11 11 10 10
Wind (km/h) 25
WNW 15
NW 20
WNW 25
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

Tide Times:

For Tofino, British Columbia, 4 km from Tofino (North Chestermans Beach).

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Tofino (North Chestermans Beach) Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At TofinoAirport, 11 km from Tofino (North Chestermans Beach).


Air temperature
- °C

Current weather near Tofino (North Chestermans Beach)

Buoy Data:

At La Perouse Bank Buoy, 21 miles from Tofino (North Chestermans Beach).

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Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
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Overall Tofino (North Chestermans Beach) Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

Surf stats for Tofino (North Chestermans Beach): see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Tofino (North Chestermans Beach): see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Sunny thanksgiving days, on the beach, Tofino (North Chestermans Beach) photo

Tofino (North Chestermans Beach)

Photo credit: Linda McNeill

Tofino (North Chestermans Beach) Location Maps

Tofino (North Chestermans Beach) Location Map

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Wave buoys nearest to Tofino (North Chestermans Beach):

Tide stations nearest to Tofino (North Chestermans Beach):

  • Closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Kennedy Cove
    11 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    20 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Riley Cove
    23 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Stopper Islands
    26 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Tofino is Tofino Airport (YAZ) in Canada, 13 km (8 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Tofino is Comox Airport (YQQ), also in Canada, 97 km (60 miles) away.
  • Third is Campbell River Airport (YBL) in Canada, 101 km (63 miles) away.
  • Nanaimo Airport (YCD) in Canada is 149 km (93 miles) away.
  • Victoria International Airport (YYJ), also in Canada is the fifth nearest airport to Tofino and is 190 km (118 miles) away.
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