The once sleepy seaside village of Tofino (population 2,500) has native son Pete Devries, 34, to thank for helping put it on the map as a surfing hot spot. He virtually grew up in a wetsuit and, at 16, grabbed his first major sponsor, Hurley, before competing in the World Surf League for six seasons. He lauds Tofino’s 22 miles of shoreline and exceptional waves. “You can surf every day of the year here,” he says. And that quiet town? The population explodes in summer as a million tourists pass through.