Tofino Surf Jam
by Dom Domic
Quiksilver and Roxy present this year’s Tofino SuRFJAM for a
5th consecutive year. This event began in 1988 and is regarded as the
premiere event in Canadian Surfing. The ‘SuRFJAM’ is a
summer weekend event held at Cox Bay, on Vancouver Island, from Saturday,
June 26th to Sunday the 27th. Utilizing 100 meters of Cox Bay directly
in front of the public access trail for two days, the set up will consist
of a judging platform, sponsor tenting, DJ’s, on-site sampling
and promotional booths and a BBQ with a food and water/beverage area.
There will be no admission fee for spectators of the event. Rounding
out the beach experience will be the Coors Light Official SuRFJAM party
with recording artists (TBA) performing Saturday night at Tofino Community
Hall with a 300 person capacity - always sold out - hottest ticket
in town! Tickets will only be sold at the contest site at the Coors
The SuRFJAM’s 8 divisions accommodate both Men’s and Women’s
Professional, Amateur and Junior Amateur categories with more international
surfers expected to compete this year. The action is intense as top
surfers battle for the cash prize purse and ultimately, the BC championship
title. New this year will be a “Masters” division, which
will bring the legends of BC surfing back for the first time in decades.
Ancillary events will incorporate the lifestyle side of surfing and
will include a beach BBQ, beach games, spectator prize giveaways, as
well as other events to keep the spectators and athletes actively involved
in the event.
Parking is always an issue at this event and to make it easier a
local transit system known as the ‘Tofino Beach Bus’ will be providing
additional service from Tofino direct to Cox Bay. The Beach Bus can
transport you and all your gear including bikes and surfboards. For
schedules and fairs please call 1-866-986-3466 or 250-725-2871. If
busing is not an option and you’re driving, please car pool -
there will be parking attendants directing traffic. If you find yourself
parking on the highway, make certain that the tires are not on the
pavement and that you’re not parked on a blind corner. The RCMP
and By-law officers will be towing any car that interferes with the
flow of traffic. Nothing sucks like having a fun day at the beach,
only to find your ride towed, so be considerate and aware of how and
where you’re parking and please listen to the parking attendants,
they are there to help.
For competitor registration, please complete the form and submit
payment at the following shops: Storm, Live to Surf, Coastline, Pacific
or print the form from the website and mail with payment to the bcsa
office before June 14.
Dom Domic is the President of the BCSA and the grand chief of the
Quiksilver and Roxy present the 5th Tofino SuRFJAM 2004. This event began in 1988 and is regarded as the premiere event in Canadian Surfing.