With sunshine and a 6-foot swell in the forecast, the Rip Curl Pro Tofino presented by Monster Energy will be kicking off first thing at Cox Bay tomorrow morning. As the only pro-level contest on the Canadian West Coast this year, and with a schedule packed with surfing and social happenings of all sorts, it should be an excellent few days in Tuff City. Here are some of the key details:
- The contest venue is the sandbars in front of the Long Beach Lodge. For directions and accommodation options, check the Rip Curl Pro site here.
- Heats kick off at 8 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday mornings. At the conclusion of competition each day, Spy Optic and the Surfrider Foundation will be leading a beach cleanup to keep the sand pristine.
- There's tons happening other than heats in the water. Events include a launch party and art show on Friday night, yoga sessions on Saturday and Sunday mornings, the Monster Energy Beach Lounge and PIlsner Beer Garden, and the apres-surf and VIP parties on Saturday nights. For all the details, check the detailed Rip Curl Pro schedule here.
- Tag your Instagram shots with #ripcurlprotofino for a chance to win prizes including a Rip Curl Flash Bomb suit, a Rip Curl tide watch and shwag bags. We'll also be printing some of the best Insta shots in the Summer issue of SBC Surf.