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Tow Hill Beach Surf Guide

Tow Hill Beach in Vancouver Island is an exposed beach break that has very reliable surf. Offshore winds are from the southeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northwest. The beach breaks are all lefts. An uncrowded break, even when it is working.

Tow Hill Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
14.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tow Hill Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tow Hill Beach occur when a North-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Tow Hill Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Tow Hill Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 3% of the time in November while 6% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 91% 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).
Tow Hill Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 18 September 2020, 09:17 Local Time
Friday 18
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 8 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 10
WNW 10
NW 15
Wind State cross-
on on

Swell History at Tow Hill Beach

Surf stats for Tow Hill Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Tow Hill Beach

Wind stats for Tow Hill Beach, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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