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Reading Break Tofino Surf Fest · Wed. Nov. 10th - Sun. Nov. 14th

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Organized by: Tobias Faehndrich.

Start: Wednesday, Nov. 10th, 6:00 am
End: Sunday, Nov. 14th, 11:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Saturday, Oct. 30th, 7:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: TBD 1/sqrt(2) (|zoom⟩ + |clubs-room⟩)


UBC has introduced a reading break for the fall semester this year! Unfortunately, the skiing in early November can be a little sketchy (especially for beginners), but on the other hand, the swell in Tofino is bumping and the summer crowds are gone. 


Join a group of VOCers on a trip up to Tofino where we will spend 4 nights at the surf grove campground at Cox Bay. The site offers beach access, electricity, showers+WC, a fire ring, picnic table, surf rentals, and wifi! So if you just want to surf for 2 days with the rentals, and then hang out by the fire and study with the wifi for the other 2 days, that is totally up to you. Whether you have surfed for several years or you have never gotten up on a board, you are encouraged to signup! 


Location: Cox Bay Surf Grove Campground, Tofino BC

Date: Wed November 10th - Sunday, November 14th

Cost (rough estimates): $142.17 (+food and rentals) per person (rough breakdown shown below)


  • Camping cost $250.80 per group of 4 (for 4 nights) ⇒ $62.7 per person for thecamping (i.e. $15.68 per night per person)

  • Ferry Cost (cheapest available) leave 6:15am-7:55am return 8:45pm-10:25pm ⇒ $204.40 per group of 4 = $51.10 per person for the ferry

  • Gas Costs (assume 4 people in car) ⇒ [40km (van->hs bay) + 204km (Nan->Tof)]* 2(both ways) * 15L/100km * 1.55 $/L /4people = $28.37 per person for the gas

Additional Costs:

  • Food Cost (BYOF or make a food group with other participants).

  • Rental Costs – If you do not own your own surfboard and hooded wetsuit (+booties and gloves), then you will need to rent. Prices will vary from shop to shop but ~40$ a day for the full kit.

(Note: exact costs for communal stuff will be split after the trip and will be slightly above or below these expected prices.)


If you have any questions feel free to shoot me an email or DM (@tobiasfaehndrich).

Posted: 2021-10-01 13:31:52
Last modified: 2021-10-17 00:36:47