The Queen of the Peak - Women's Surf Championships was created in 2009 by Surf Sister and Shelter Restaurant to celebrate and showcase the amazing surf talent here on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The contest itself spans over 3 days in Tofino Canada and offers amenities to competitors such as a complimentary welcome dinner, free childcare, free beachside massages and more. In 2016  more than 100 women and children competed for cash and prizes in Longboard, Shortboard and Princess of the Peak divisions. This community event has grown into a week long festival with fun accompanying events such as Zumba, Yoga, movie premiers, and dance parties.  We hope you can join us as and celebrate the Queen's of the Peak! Dates for 2018 are set for September 28-Septeber 30th, 2018.

September 4th 2017
Registration opens

  • Register online!
  • Women's longboard and shortboard divisions
  • $60 for one division
  • $75 for both division
  • Entries for shortboard and longboard include a welcome reception at Shelter Restaurant
  • $40 for Princess of the Peak (16yrs and under)
  • All entries include a prize pack with swag from Billabong and more

September 26
Zumba with Kaela

Presented by Pharmasave Tofino
6:15-7:30 at the Community Hall
$10 suggested donation to Tofino Hospital Foundation.
Everyone welcome!

  • All funds donated to the Tofino Hospital Foundation
  • Prizes!!!

September 27 -
Surf Clinic and Gathering

Presented by Leah Dawson and Surf Sister Surf Club
Cox Bay in front of Pacific Sands (north end of the beach)
$20 suggested donation to Tofino Hospital Foundation.
Everyone welcome!

  • Leah Dawson is in town and is honored to be hosting an afternoon surf clinic and gathering in celebration of the vibrant local surf community and Queen of the Peak.
  • Meet on the beach for group tips and Q&A on the beach followed by water celebration time and beach hangs/social afterwards.
  • We suggest bringing clothes to change into afterwards and a bit of extra money to get yourself dinner at Surfside or from Longbeach Lodge afterwards :) 
  • Please park at the public parking or at the information centre. No parking at Pacific Sands. 

September 28 -
Welcome Reception at Shelter


  • Private event, open to competitors only
  • Complimentary dinner
  • Heat draw reveal
  • Video highlights of past contests

September 29th

Location: COX BAY
Start time has been moved from 10am to 11am due to wind affecting set up.

Yoga for the Oceans with Eoin Finn

Location: The Shore building in Tofino


  • $15 suggested donation. All proceeds go to the EcoKarma Project
  • for details check out this link

Backside Kick off Dance Party and BBQ

Location: HI Tofino - Whalers on the Point Guesthouse (81 West Street, Tofino, near the Icehouse dock)
6:00pm – midnight

  • BBQ and Dance party. Cover by donation (suggested $5). All proceeds go to the Westcoast Transition House.
  • with DJ Orla Adams aka OWABOWA spinning World Wave, House and tribal beats.
  • with DJ Erica Dee spinning and freestyle lyrics from her latest album.
  • $5 beef and veggies burgers supplied by Shelter Restaurant.
  • Free entry for QOP competitors.
  • Open to everyone 19yrs and up. 2 pieces of ID required.

September 30th

Location: COX BAY

  • Shortboard Round 2 begins at 8:00am
  • Princess of the Peak Round 1 begins at 11:00am
  • Longboard Round 2 begins at 12:20pm
  • Princess of the Peak Semi Finals begins at 3:00pm
  • 20 minute heats
  • Live streaming available

October 1st

Location: Cox Bay

  • Longboard Quarter Finals begins at 8:00am
  • Shortboard Quarter Finals begins at 9:20am
  • Princess of the Peak Finals at 10:40am
  • Semi Finals and Finals to follow.
  • 20 minute heats
  • Live streaming available


Presented by Otalith
Location: The Shore Building, Tofino BC
9:00pm - Midnight

  • Come celebrate and groove with ROYS BAG and the ALLAH-LAS Presented by Otalith.
  • This event is SOLD OUT!
  • 19yrs and up, 2 pieces of ID required. 



 Photo by  Bryanna Bradley  

Photo by Bryanna Bradley