Tofino Surf Trip


We took a roughly 2 hour ferry crossing to Vancouver Island from Vancouver.



We stopped along the way at a protected Douglas Fir old growth forest called Cathedral Grove.




It was another 2.5 hour drive to the amazing surf house we were staying at that was right on Chesterman Beach.


Low tide on Chesterman Beach went out for 100’s of meters.
















Stopping at the Tofino Brewery at the end of the day.


By |2017-06-07T00:17:51+00:00March 26th, 2014|Travel|26 Comments


  1. ghummakkad March 26, 2014 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    Stunning landscapes!

  2. KDKH March 26, 2014 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    The forest pics are really great. The others are too, but I have a fondness for trees. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Cassandra Smith March 26, 2014 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    Yeah! You are in our neck of the woods! Welcome! Great work as always!

  4. RobynG March 26, 2014 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    Really great series of images. Such a story told! Looks like a great trip with great sunrises and sunsets, and lots of fun!

  5. Kathie Vezzani March 26, 2014 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    Welcome to our corner of the world. Beautiful photographs!

  6. Mike Littlewood (@momentofman) March 26, 2014 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    Love the shots and I think I actually recognize the fallen tree from Cathedral Grove!

  7. deborahbrasket March 26, 2014 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    Astonishing photographs! It’s always such a joy to visit your blog!

  8. montse G March 26, 2014 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    stunning as always!!! thank you very much!

  9. Julie Hyndman March 26, 2014 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    Love the photos- I’ve not long ago taken up pastels and can see a couple of your photos would make great pastel projects (May be a copyright issue, ??)
    Love the surfing- a bit different to surfing here in Queensland, Australia- stand up paddle board is a recent thing here
    What a great adventure!

  10. thom bradley March 26, 2014 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    Your opening photo is great… you want to go over thee and visit… well done

  11. Steve MW March 26, 2014 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    Beautiful shots. I hope the wet suit was sufficient.

  12. jeaniel47 March 26, 2014 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    I love the low tide shots! and looking up that massive tree is unbelievable! You have a God given talent and I am glad that you share with us.

  13. Elaine Ossipov (@eossipov) March 26, 2014 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    Wow, What an incredible blog posting, and I loved all the photos. since I’m only a few miles away from there..I’ve never seen surf boards like that, and it looks incredibly fun, and the paddles would certainly be a little extra protection from the barnacle rocks which a viewer can’t see, but we know are in those mud flats from Years Of Walking in them. ( I meant from the paddles would help balance so a person didn’t fall over into them) We used to dive off a floating ‘dock’ though. When the tide comes in doesn’t take too long before its getting deep.

    You must have had an incredible time, everything from the ferry, old growth, home you were staying at, to beach then beer, Seriously, could anyone ask for a more perfect time?

  14. Anonymous March 26, 2014 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    I love the one with the rocks, but they are all good.

  15. Jenn Jay March 27, 2014 at 2:03 am - Reply

    its been a while since I have looked at your posts – but wow you never cease to stun with your eye for details – very talented Patrick

  16. travtrails March 27, 2014 at 2:36 am - Reply

    Stunning shots

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  18. alifetraveled March 27, 2014 at 7:25 am - Reply

    As always, gorgeous photos – especially Cathedral Cove and low tide.

  19. Annie Japaud Photography March 29, 2014 at 5:42 am - Reply

    Gorgeous images as usual!!!

  20. Memoirs of a Dragon March 30, 2014 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    Stunning photos! Tofino is one of my favourite places of all time!

  21. Jenn March 31, 2014 at 2:40 am - Reply

    Looks like an awesome trip! Beautiful pictures, as always! Thanks for sharing

  22. James March 31, 2014 at 5:02 am - Reply

    Beautiful imagery as always.

  23. Lisa Cohen March 31, 2014 at 5:44 am - Reply

    Beautiful, as always!

  24. Jennifer Bullis March 31, 2014 at 10:16 am - Reply

    Beautiful places, beautiful photos.

  25. sherriepalmer April 1, 2014 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    The shot looking up that incredible tree is breathtaking! Many wonderful photos. Thank you.

  26. David April 6, 2014 at 11:19 am - Reply

    Beautiful landscapes and scenes. Beautiful photography as always.

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