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Tow Hill Beach Surf Guide

Tow Hill Beach in Vancouver Island is an exposed beach break that is usually a safe bet. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northwest. The beach breaks are all lefts. The location means that it never gets crowded.

Tow Hill Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
13.4°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).

Explore Tow Hill Beach Location Map

Interactive Tow Hill Beach 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.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Tow Hill Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 6 July 2022, 00:16 Local Time
Wednesday 06
Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off glass cross-

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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Wave Buoys Nearest To Tow Hill Beach: