Surfing & Surf Camps - Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island, BC Travel and Adventure Guide

Vancouver Island, BC Canada Surf Camps and Surfing Destinations

Vancouver Island, British Columbia surfing adventures can range from mild to extreme depending on the weather. Summer is generally the warmest and the waves are the most mildest which is an ideal environment for those just learning the art of surfing. Many experienced surfers enjoy the fall and winter season when the big storms pound the coast, sending monster waves crashing to shore.


Vancouver Island Surfing Tips for Beginners

  1. Surfing is a year-round activity, an all weather experience on Vancouver Island.
  2. Many surf shops provide equipment rentals, lessons, instructors and transportation to the beach.
  3. Pace yourself. Getting up and down on your baord and in and out of the water gets tiring real fast.
  4. If you decide to take some surf lessons, research the surf shop.
  5. Use a big surfboard. It will help you develop better fundamental surfing mechanics.

Featured Vancouver Island Surfing Destinations

Communities on Vancouver Island which have the best selection of surf shops are Tofino and Ucluelet on the west coast of Vancouver Island near the Pacific Rim National Park. Some of the best surfing beaches are located in the park like Long Beach, and Cox Bay. Jordan River (Sooke) is another growing surfing desitnation on the island.

Explore surfing on Vancouver Island

To plan and research your next surfing experience with a Vancouver Island surf shop please visit our communities on this website. In each Vancouver Island community is an "Attraction" category which lists participating surf companies or for a quick find use our website search feature.

Under the "Parks, Trails and Places" category in each community there are information pages detailing surfing beach destinations.

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