Hardcore surfers and enthusiastic boogie boarders are rediscovering the wild ocean waves and spectacularly remote beachfronts at the north end of Vancouver Island. The sport first took off here in the 1960s at Grant Bay, Raft Cove and San Josef Bay in Cape Scott Provincial Park. Now a new generation has returned to ride the long rollers and big breakers that lap steadily on the shores of these secluded sandy bays.
know before you go
If you plan on exploring some of the more remote areas of the region, make sure you are prepared:
- If you are traveling on a logging road, expect to be sharing these roads with industrial vehicles and be sure you know how to travel safely
- Understand the cellular service limitations in remote areas
- Familiarize yourself with camping ethics for the front and backcountry before you go
- Leave a trip plan