14 amazing places to surf in Canada


Sombrio Beach, B.C.

Known for its consistent surf waves, Sombrio Beach is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Wetsuits and booties are recommended all year-round, but this space isn’t just great for catching some waves — it’s also ideal for camping and hiking! Sombrio is an exposed beach and reef break that surfs best in offshore winds from the north/northeast. Be aware though: It’s popular, and can be crowded, and the locals don’t always love interlopers.

Where to get started: HtO Surf Shop – Victoria, Sports Rent, Shoreline Surf and SUP Ltd

Photo by Handsome Dan’s Port Renfrew