About our EVENTS:

Tofino Paddle Surf partners with various organizations in locally, around Vancouver Island, and across Canada to offer nature immersion programs, courses, retreats, surf and SUP contests and races, teen & kids programs, and other community events.  We are very involved with many different community and youth events and programs and support a variety of environmental education initiatives.  Check out our continually evolving events calendar that include programs and collaborations year round and for local events such as the Tofino Whalefest, Feast BC, National Paddle Week, Summerfest, Tofino SUP Festival & Race, National SUP Race Championships, BC SUP Cup & Six Pack Race Series, Tofino Paddle and Surf Championships, National SUP Surf Championship and SURF contests, weekend Beach Livin’ camps, High Performance Surf Camps and much more.

About our RETREATS:

Tofino Paddle Surf collaborates with a few amazing surfers, paddlers and yogis, from across the world and from right here in Tofino, to offer all inclusive and build-your-own retreats on the wild west coast of Canada and in the tropics!  Our retreats are built for men and women who are looking for a perfect getaway.  Enjoy everything from private yoga classes to advanced surf coaching. Kids and adults. Day, weekend, and weeklong camps. We offer an epic way to relax, reflect and improve skills. Surf, Flatwater SUP, SUP Surf, Yoga, SUP Yoga, team building, goal setting, and other custom options such as Ukelele classes, nutrition and raw foods cooking, and outdoor fitness!  Take a few days and immerse yourself in the good stuff!

ISA Surf Level 1 Instructor Courses – May 1 & 2

Become an International Surfing Association Surf instructor and travel the world teaching surfing and paddling!

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Who can take this course? Surf Instructors in Canada and anyone thinking international working vacation come winter….also, not all “Surf Instructors” work at surf schools.  A Surf Instructor can be a mother or father, friend, neighbor, classmate, etc. Anyone who is teaching someone to surf or SUP has a lot to gain from these courses.

Date: May 1 & 2,  9am-5pm

Price: $395

More info http://www.isasurf.org/

Contact us to confirm your booking – space is limited!

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Vargas Island Adventure Tour – Dates TBA

Join Catherine Bruhwiler of Tofino Paddle Surf and Norm Hann of Norm Hann Expeditions as they combine years of professional experience for the trip of a lifetime!

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This 4 day expedition will explore, take in Clayoquot Sounds wild beauty, exploring the coastline of Vargas Island.  Islands and white sand beaches, calm bays and perfect waves to surf await.  Camp under the stars where the mountains rim the horizon.  Wildlife viewing is abundant with bears, wolves, salmon, shorebirds, seals, eagles, whales, fish, intertidal life.  A short walk off the beach takes you into the rare old growth forest under a canopy of giant cedars. Clayoquot Sound is a BC Provincial Park located around Tofino.  Vargas Island lies within Clayoquot Sound and the traditional territory of the Nuu-chah-hulth First Nations. This tour provides an ideal location for deepening our appreciation for the wilderness, exploring a new place, and adventuring on our paddleboards in a safe learning environment with enthusiastic and expert guides. Check out Norm’s blog from our last adventure around Vargas Island at http://www.normhann.com/featured/vargas-island-sup-expedition/

When: TBA (4 days, 3 nights)

Price: TBA

Includes: Food and expert guiding

Prerequisite: Basic Standup Paddleboarding Course or equivalent experience

•Board and wetsuit rental packages available.

•Contact us to confirm your spot and receive a detailed itinerary.

•Includes components of gear education, safety orientation, etiquette  guidelines, beach instruction and warm up and practice on the water.

•All of the lessons and tours include an eco-educational component to  encourage understanding, respect and enjoyment of nature.

Downwind SUP Course – Dates TBA

“One of the best workouts you can get on a SUP”  – Norm Hann

Looking for something to do on those windy summer days? Want to ‘surf’ your SUP where there aren’t many breaking waves?

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Join us and guest instructor Norm Hann to experience the rush of downwind paddle boarding. It is the perfect blend of the skill and fun of surfing and the fitness and exploration of paddle boarding. These courses are designed for paddlers who want to take their SUP skills, paddling techniques, and touring, surfing or fitness to the next level. Learn surfing techniques as they pertain to downwinding, including reading winds and waves, and work on your efficient forward stroke. Learn to efficiently use the power of the wind and ocean to surf miles and miles of swell along our coasts.

Dates: June 12 or 13th depending on the wind!

Price: $90 + GST

Includes: Instruction by Norm Hann

Prerequisite: Basic Standup Paddleboard Course or equivalent experience

•Board and wetsuit rental packages available.

•Includes components of gear education, safety orientation, etiquette guidelines, beach instruction and warm up and practice on the water.

•All of the lessons and tours include an eco-educational component to encourage understanding, respect and enjoyment of nature.

*private instruction also available

Race Clinics with National Champions – June 16

Join Race Pros and National & International Champions to kick off the TOFINO SUP FESTIVAL &  RACE with race clinics for everyone from beginners to advanced racers!

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Intro to Racing (beginner/intermediate)

Surf Racing Level 1 (intermediate/advanced)

Surf Racing Level 2  (intermediate/advanced)

*gear not included for clinic. Contact Us for rentals.

#TofinoSUPfestival #CSA #TofinoPaddleSurf

 *Details TBA

Tofino SUP Festival Race – June 17 & 18

The Canadian National SUP Race Championship (CSA Sanctioned), BC SUP Cup and the Six Pack SUP Race Series of Vancouver Island. This event is brought to you by Tofino Paddle Surf, and supported by Coastline Surf and Sport and South Island SUP.

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Join the fun and fast growing sport of Stand Up Paddle Boarding, showcased at each race location with off the beach sprint races, fun relays and long distance courses for all ages and experience levels!!  Each event includes a BBQ, music, demos for the public and information on new water sports products. The weekend provides a fun and safe environment for all levels from first time racers to advanced riders. Come join us and make the race part of your vacation plans!

For 2017  TEAM CANADA CRITERIA (race and resume) Team Canada Selection Criteria or email laugaitis@gmail.com

BC SUP Cup Awards will be held at the Board the Fjord Race in September

Facebook Event Page

#TofinoSUPfestival #CSA #TofinoPaddleSurf

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-CATAGORIES/PRICING-
 
-On-site board rental available on first-come, first-serve basis-
 
14’ Men ($35 online $40 onsite) 
12’6 Women ($35 online $40 onsite) 
Masters Men 14’ (50+) ($35 online $40 onsite) 
Masters Women 12’6 (50+)
12’6 Junior Men – Under 18 ($10)
12’6 Junior Women – Under 18 ($10)
Mini Groms Race – Under 10 (FREE)

**Safety/Transport Canada regulations with require PFD, whistle and leash for all racers on all courses**

 

-WEEKEND SCHEDULE-

Friday June 16: Race Clinics & Festival Events
Details TBA

Saturday June 17: Chesterman’s Beach: Short Course Surf Race / Sprint Races & Festival Events

Sunday June 18: Mackenzie Beach: Distance Race/Recreational 1km Races / Relays & Games / Kids Races & Festival Events

 


 

Canadian National Championship SUP Race Championships:

The Tofino SUP Festival Race is the Canadian SUP Championship Race.  The race will be used to help choose the Team to represent Canada at the World SUP Championships.  Competitors taking part in the Canadian Championships will be able to compete in Technical (in surf) and Distance (10+km) races.  There will be categories for Mens 14’  Women 12’6 , Mens Prone, Womens Prone, Masters and Youth categories.

 


 

**THIS IS A TRASH FREE EVENT**

Please bring your own mug and bowl/cutlery. There will be water on the beach and hopefully food!

 
Race 1 Saturday April 22 Thetis Lake Sprint, Rec and Kids 
Race 2 Sunday May 28 Qualicum SUP Challenge Sprint, Rec&Kids
Race 3 Saturday June 17 Tofino SUP Festival Technical in Surf
Race 4 Sunday June 18 Tofino SUP Festival Distance, Rec&Kids
Race 5 Sunday July 8 Victoria SUP Challenge Distance, Rec&Kids
Race 6 Saturday Sept 24 Thetis Lake Sprint,Rec&Kids 
 
o Race 1   June 17/18    Tofino SUP Festival and Race
*ISA qualifier/CSA National Championship Race 
o Race 2   July 8   Victoria Race
o Race 3   August 12   Vancouver SUP Challenge 
o Race 4   September 2/3   Kalamalka Classic 
o Race 5   September 17   Board the Fjord ( tentative)

2016 RESULTS & RECAP:

Check out the Galley of Photos & Full Results from the weekend on the Facebook Event Page. Day 1 at South Chesterman’s Beach and Day 2 at Mackenzie Beach. Super awesome short and long courses! Good mix of great paddlers, beginners and kids. Thanks to everyone that supported and everyone that came out!

 Six Pack Race Series Results

4th Annual Bruhwiler Kids Classic – September 16

A day at the beach, dedicated to all the mini hardcore Canadian surfers who brave the cold water because they love to surf!

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Link HERE for the full contest website.

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4th Annual Tofino Paddle & Surf  Championships – October 20 -23

A fun, competitive event for talented and committed standup paddle surfers in Canada and beyond! ~

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Thanks for competing in the 3rd Annual Tofino Paddle & Surf Championships! It was another successful event with paddle surfers and surfers coming from across Canada and Hawaii. This is the premier event for SUP and Surf in Canada.

CSA Surf Canada Sanctioned Canadian National Team Qualifying event.

#TPS2016 #CSA #SUPSurfTofino #TofinoPaddleSurf

Link HERE for the full contest website.

Beach Livin’ Surf | SUP | Yoga TOFINO Retreat – Dates TBA

Spend the weekend making friends with amazing individuals 0n Tofino’s beautiful beaches!

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This weekend will rejuvenate your love of the water and offer you an opportunity for learning, improving and a fun winter weekend on the beach! All skill levels and experience welcome! Great for beginners (first time) to intermediate levels for SUP, Surf, and Yoga as well as Nutrition and Life Coaching.

Join Catherine Bruhwiler (Surf/SUP Coach), Kristy Wright Schell (Yoga/SUP/Life Coach) & Jenny Poppitt (SUP/Yoga Professional & Nutrition Coach) and other like minded people. In addition to having your accommodations and meals taken care of over the weekend, spend time with new and old friends, time on the beach and in the ocean, and getting away from the everyday!

This retreat is open to ALL Levels of surfing, SUP’ing and Yoga as Jenny, Kristy & Catherine will impart their coaching and individual attention as needed. In addition the week will be comprised of SETTING GOALS – Kristy will coach us in the art of creating a life you’ve always wanted – or achieving those things you’ve ALWAYS wanted but felt you were ‘too old’ ‘not ready’ or ‘not deserving.’

BOOK ONLINE

When: TBA

Where: Tofino, BC

Price: TBA

Includes: 3 nights accommodations at Tofino Swell Lodge on the beautiful Tofino Inlet.  All meals on Saturday and Sunday,  SUP, Surf and Yoga instruction/coaching, goal setting workshops, daily beach walks, nutrition workshops and recipes to take home, and and memories to last a lifetime!!

OPTION to ADD Feb 14th for an added $199.00 Includes another FULL day of meals and activities!

Prerequisite: No surfing, yoga, or paddleboarding experience necessary, ability to swim highly recommended.

Email for more details and to confirm your booking – space is limited!

YOUR GUIDES

Kristy Wright Schell – Lululemon Ambassador, Vancouver Yoga Teacher and SUP Instructor looks forward to sharing her passion for the outdoors and yoga teachings with you.

Catherine Bruhwiler – Canadian Pro Surfer and raised in Tofino, Catherine has been teaching surfing and SUP on the westcoast for more than 20 years and looks forward to sharing her love of the ocean with you.

Beach Livin’ Surf | SUP | Yoga TROPICAL Retreat – Dates TBA

Join Catherine Bruhwiler & Kristy Wright Schell and other like minded people in the tropics – your 6 night/7day tropical retreat includes Surfing, SUP and Yoga – FOR ALL LEVELS.  In addition to accommodations, chill with us for amazing meals, time on the beach and getting away from the everyday! Everything included.

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This retreat is open to ALL Levels of surfing, SUP’ing and Yoga as Catherine and Kristy will impart their coaching and individual attention as needed.

In addition the week will be comprised of SETTING GOALS – Kristy will coach us in the art of creating a life you’ve always wanted – or achieving those things you’ve ALWAYS wanted but felt you were ‘too old’ ‘not ready’ or ‘not deserving.’

When: TBA

Where: TBA

Price: TBA

Includes: 6 nights/7 days accommodations, food, SUP, Surf and Yoga instruction, goal setting workshop, surfboards, paddleboard and paddle. *flight not included.

Prerequisite: No surfing, yoga, or paddleboarding experience necessary, ability to swim highly recommended.

Contact us to confirm your booking – space is limited

Whalefest – Scenic Paddleboard Adventure – Dates TBA

Join Tofino Paddle Surf instructor and guest naturalist Dan Harrison for a two hour introductory paddle boarding tour of Tofino’s protected mudflats.

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On this tour you will experience wildlife, stunning scenery and the excitement of paddle boarding this unique and inspiring ecosystem.
Beginners to Advanced paddlers are welcome. Boards are limited so book early to ensure your spot! This unique event is sure to fill up quick.

When: March 2017, TBA

Time: March 2017, TBA

Where: Tofino Botanical Gardens

Price: $50 + GST

Includes: All equipment, expert instruction.

Prerequisite: No experience necessary, ability to swim highly recommended.

Contact us to confirm your booking – space is limited!

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***contact Catherine directly to inquire about hosting a SUP Instructor Course in your area or creating a custom itinerary for your group with surf and SUP near or far! cath@tofinopaddlesurf.com

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