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: -
Location: Tofino, British Columbia

Participants compete for cash and prizes in the longboard and shortboard categories. All proceeds from the event are donated to the Keep A Breast Foundation.

Check out all the action from the beach, with heats running through Saturday and Sunday throughout the day, wrapping up with a dance party Sunday night.


Surfers looking to enter can register as of Sept 1, 2023 (registration fills up fast!)

Queen of the Peak (long or short board) $75
Princess of the Peak (16yrs and under) $50

Event weekend

Thurs, Sept 28 
Competitor Check in Reception - for competitors only

Saturday, Sept 30
8am - 5pm  QUALIFIERS 
Round 1 heats are 15 minutes, quarter/semi/finals as 20 minutes

Sunday, Oct 1
8am - 4pm  FINALS

Getting there
Carpooling and alternate modes of transportation are encouraged as parking on site is limited. 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.

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

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.