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Long Beach Surfing

Long Beach and its neighbours are some of the most popular spots for surfing on Vancouver Island. Long Beach is a place where everyone can surf all year round. However, beginners should try surfing in warm seasons. The hurricanes of the Caribbean bring some of the biggest and mightiest waves, making the place much more suitable. Long Beach Storm Watching is also well-known in the area.


Long Beach Surfing Location

Long Beach is the most convenient and most developed part of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, Vancouver Island's west coast. This section of the park, which includes Long Beach, is known as Pacific Rim National Park Reserve - Long Beach Unit. It is 2 km (1.2 miles) south of Cox Bay and about 4 km (2.5 miles) north of Combers Beach. You also can have easy access by airplane from Tofino-Long Beach Airport, not far away from the beach. To the south, Wickaninnish Beach and Rainforest Trail have located about 4 km (2.5 miles). About 13 km (8 miles) to the southeast, Kennedy Lake and Kennedy Lake Provincial Park would be worthy of visiting. You can get there from Nanaimo via Alberni Hwy, then Pacific Rim Hwy. The West Coast is accessed by travelling west on Pacific Rim Highway 4 from Parksville.


Long Beach Surfing Weather

Long Beach, with its mellow waves, provides an opportunity for surf schools. The most rain falls during the 31 days centred around November 20, with an average total accumulation of 12.0 inches (30.48 cm).

The Best Surf Spots Near Long Beach

Wickaninnish Beach Surfing

Wickaninnish Beach Surfing

Long Beach Surfing

Long Beach Surfing

Florencia Bay Surfing

Florencia Bay Surfing

Chesterman Beach (North) Surfing

Chesterman Beach (North) Surfing

Cox Bay Surfing

Cox Bay Surfing

Long Beach Surfing Report

January
Mean daily maximum°C: -1
Mean daily minimum°C: -8
Precipitation (mm): 118
Sunny days per month: 1.1
Wind swell: 22%
Ground swell: 71%
Average swell height (ft.): 11
Average swell period (s): 12
February
Mean daily maximum°C: -1
Mean daily minimum°C: -8
Precipitation (mm): 112
Sunny days per month: 1.6
Wind swell: 16%
Ground swell: 80%
Average swell height (ft.): 10
Average swell period (s): 12
March
Mean daily maximum°C: 2
Mean daily minimum°C: -5
Precipitation (mm): 110
Sunny days per month: 2.5
Wind swell: 29%
Ground swell: 65%
Average swell height (ft.): 10
Average swell period (s): 11
April
Mean daily maximum°C: 7
Mean daily minimum°C: 0
Precipitation (mm): 109
Sunny days per month: 2.5
Wind swell: 39%
Ground swell: 54%
Average swell height (ft.): 7
Average swell period (s): 11
May
Mean daily maximum°C: 13
Mean daily minimum°C: 4
Precipitation (mm): 81
Sunny days per month: 3.4
Wind swell: 43%
Ground swell: 43%
Average swell height (ft.): 6
Average swell period (s): 11
June
Mean daily maximum°C: 18
Mean daily minimum°C: 9
Precipitation (mm): 81
Sunny days per month: 3.8
Wind swell: 50%
Ground swell: 30%
Average swell height (ft.): 5
Average swell period (s): 10
July
Mean daily maximum°C: 23
Mean daily minimum°C: 13
Precipitation (mm): 74
Sunny days per month: 3.3
Wind swell: 45%
Ground swell: 20%
Average swell height (ft.): 4
Average swell period (s): 10
August
Mean daily maximum°C: 23
Mean daily minimum°C: 14
Precipitation (mm): 81
Sunny days per month: 5.5
Wind swell: 38%
Ground swell: 28%
Average swell height (ft.): 4
Average swell period (s): 11
September
Mean daily maximum°C: 19
Mean daily minimum°C: 10
Precipitation (mm): 99
Sunny days per month: 5.9
Wind swell: 49%
Ground swell: 38%
Average swell height (ft.): 6
Average swell period (s): 10
October
Mean daily maximum°C: 13
Mean daily minimum°C: 6
Precipitation (mm): 125
Sunny days per month: 4.4
Wind swell: 36%
Ground swell: 56%
Average swell height (ft.): 8
Average swell period (s): 11
November
Mean daily maximum°C: 8
Mean daily minimum°C: 1
Precipitation (mm): 124
Sunny days per month: 2.6
Wind swell: 27%
Ground swell: 67%
Average swell height (ft.): 10
Average swell period (s): 11
December
Mean daily maximum°C: 3
Mean daily minimum°C: -4
Precipitation (mm): 129
Sunny days per month: 1.5
Wind swell: 18%
Ground swell: 79%
Average swell height (ft.): 12
Average swell period (s): 12

Long Beach Surfing Features

Surfing Package Details

What you Can Expect to See Near Long Beach

Cape Beale Lighthouse

Cape Beale Lighthouse

Ucluelet

Ucluelet

Wickaninnish Beach

Wickaninnish Beach

Low Tide Sea Cave

Low Tide Sea Cave

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve - Long Beach Unit

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve - Long Beach Unit

Kennedy Lake Provincial Park

Kennedy Lake Provincial Park

Tofino Botanical Gardens

Tofino Botanical Gardens

Virgin Falls

Virgin Falls

Ahousat Hot Springs

Ahousat Hot Springs

Cox Bay Beach

Cox Bay Beach

Long Beach

Long Beach

Kennedy Lake

Kennedy Lake

Chesterman Beach

Chesterman Beach

Amphitrite Point Lighthouse

Amphitrite Point Lighthouse

What you Can Expect to Do Near Long Beach

Ucluelet Whale Watching

Ucluelet Whale Watching

Tofino Whale Watching

Tofino Whale Watching

Wya Point Camping

Wya Point Camping

Cox Bay Kiteboarding

Cox Bay Kiteboarding

Wickaninnish Beach Storm Watching

Wickaninnish Beach Storm Watching

Wild Pacific Trail Storm Watching

Wild Pacific Trail Storm Watching

Kwisitis Visitor Centre Storm Watching

Kwisitis Visitor Centre Storm Watching

Long Beach Storm Watching

Long Beach Storm Watching

Cox Bay Beach Storm Watching

Cox Bay Beach Storm Watching

Chesterman Beach Storm Watching

Chesterman Beach Storm Watching

Wickaninnish Beach Surfing

Wickaninnish Beach Surfing

Long Beach Surfing

Long Beach Surfing

Florencia Bay Surfing

Florencia Bay Surfing

Chesterman Beach (North) Surfing

Chesterman Beach (North) Surfing

Cox Bay Surfing

Cox Bay Surfing

What Do You Think about Long Beach Surfing?