Queen of the Peak

Queen of the Peak

Tofino is the surfing capital of Canada and hosts the annual women's surfing championship on either Cox Bay or Chestermans Beach - depending on weather. It's an event made to showcase and celebrate the female surf talent on the west coast.

Festival Dates
Festival Type
Vancouver Island
British Columbia

Participants compete for cash and prizes in the longboard and shortboard categories. This year two new categories have been added: the Princess of the Peak, and Masters. 

All proceeds from the event are donated to the Keep A Breast Foundation.

Treat yourself like a Queen - 7pm - 9pm at the Wickaninnish Inn

A satisfying evening of mini "spa-ing," wine, jewelery, and art. 
Open to anyone 19 years and older. RSVP mandatory due to limited space. Call 250-725-3113 to reserve.

Competitor Check in Reception - 7pm - 9pm at the Surf Sister

Competitor check in, heat draw reveal, wine and cheese. Open to competitiors and media

Surf Contest - 8am - 4pm

Please come on a bicycle or in a car full of people. There will be some food, drinks, and merchandise available to purchase on site. Categories are: Longboard, Shortboard, Princess of the Peak (for 16 yrs and younger), and Masters.

The Masters division for women 40 years and older has a different contest format. Contestants compete in a 20 minute heat as a collective unit and for every succesful wave rode a donation will be made to the Keep A Breast Foundation.

Billabong Movie Premier - "Daze at Sea" - 9:30pm to late

Raffles for swag. All proceeds donated to the Keep A Breast Foundation.

Surf Contest - 8am - 4pm

Awards Banquet at the Shelter Restaurant 6:30pm to late. Awards come first, then the dinner service.

Photo courtesy of QueenofthePeak.com


Longboard only $45

Shortboard only $45

Both Longboard and Shortboard $60

Princess of the Peak (16yrs and under) $15

If enough ‘princesses’ enter, we will split the contest into and over 10 years and an under 10 years division. Details TBD

More Information

Organizers have made this the ultimate female-friendly sport event with free child care and dog sitting services as well as a complimentary massage tent for the competitors.

Visit the official event website

Look to the right-hand sidebar for the latest updates from the event's Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Unless otherwise specified, all information about the Queen of the Peaks has been provided by festival organizers.