Surfing the Edge of the World on Long Beach, British Columbia
A surging surf attracts a unique breed to the wild waves of the West Coast—it’s the exceptional surfer who dons a wetsuit to power past a snow-swept shoreline in winter. They call it “northern nirvana” and it’s reportedly the best time to surf the wild west coast of Vancouver Island. But you don’t have to go hardcore. The warm weather swells of summer also roll over one of the world’s most scenic wave zones. Long Beach, in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, has sand and surf with both beginner-friendly beach breaks and remote reef breaks for hardened waveriders. Nearby, the legendary village of Tofino, home to so many surfing obsessives, provides all you need to relax from a stellar day riding the waves.
Learn more about surfing on Vancouver Island on HelloBC.com.