Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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TOFINO, x-18s. High tides and a powerful storm have combined to create massive waves on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The Districts of Tofino and Ucluelet, as well as Parks Canada, have issued bulletins about the dangerous surf in the Pacific Rim region. Resort general manager Shane Richards says waves up to nine metres have washed into Cox Bay and, because of the high tides, those waves are breaking much farther up the beach than usual. He says the surges pick up huge logs and toss them toward the shoreline.

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TAG: Warnings about the conditions are expected to remain in effect until tomorrow but Richards predicts as the storm eases on Sunday and Monday, elite surfers will likely take advantage of the unique and challenging conditions. …

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