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Tofino Paddle Surf


Open Daily 9 am - 7 pm

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Our Surf Lessons

Exclusively offering the best private lessons at great prices. Our lessons cater to individuals, families or groups looking for more attention and time on the water. From arrival to the shop (with loads of parking) until the end of the lesson, you will receive one on one attention from your instructor. The lesson is tailored to you and your surfing experience with no need for the generic instruction and chaos of big group lessons

Our instructors are passionate about surfing and experienced with teaching all levels and ages.

Our Rentals

Summers are busy! We recommend you book your rentals in advance during the busy summer months. Easily adjust or cancel you booking online.

Online reservations for surfboards must be made 2 days in advance. For same day surfboard and other rentals please stop by and we will set you up!


Located on the sands of MacKenzie Beach! Loads of free parking. Perfect location for your SUP adventure and just minutes from the most popular SURF beaches! Enjoy and respect the amazing land of the Tla-o-qui-aht Nation.



Since 1989, we’ve been sharing our lifelong passions for playing in the ocean. We opened our surf shack in 2009 to offer equipment rentals, educational tours and a team of coaches in the hope that we can inspire others to embrace a healthy lifestyle and foster a deeper appreciation for our planet.

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We’ve been renting equipment and offering tours and lessons since 2009. We’ve come a long way since running the business out the back of our truck, though the important things have remained! We’re proud to be a small, local company that helps people enjoy water sports and get outdoors! We are passionate and knowledgeable about Tofino, and we can’t wait to share it with you.

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We appreciate that everyone is different. We work with you to ensure you get the most out of your experience with us. Whether you’re renting boards, joining us on an adventure tour or taking a lesson with us, we set you up for success. We offer two-hour SUP and kayak rental options as well as helping you select the equipment you need. We offer a full safety briefing with each rental.

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Our staff care! Regardless of which instructor you have, we guarantee that you’ll learn a whole host of new skills that will help you advance at your chosen activity. What’s more, all our instructors have an innate respect for the natural landscape and the ocean. Your guide will share tons of local knowledge, and you’ll get to know all about Tofino. Take away knowledge and skills you can use any time you’re on the water!

5-STAR Tours, Lessons & Rentals In Tofino

Tofino Paddle Surf
Have a wonderful day

"The teacher was patient and empowering. Everyone from my 15-year-old daughter to the young adults and we had a fabulous time. A wonderful experience, that I would highly recommend to every family with a wide age range to please."

– Patricia and Patric | TripAdvisor
Tofino Paddle Surf
Excellent time!

We had a great time with a family lesson, even the old guys managed to get up on their boards! Lots of time in the ocean with great shore instruction. Super location on the beach that we happened to walk by one day the guys were on their boards! Thanks for the experience!

– Shelby H. | TripAdvisor
Tofino Paddle Surf

As someone with experience in both SUP and surfing, but not the two together, I found that Catherine, Sarah and crew gave just the right amount of instruction along with enough space to make mistakes or be triumphant. Their services are very inclusive, kind, encouraging and comprehensive. It was an absolute delight to be under the learning tree with Catherine Bruhwiler. I look forward to returning for Stand Up Paddleboard Skills Surf 2!

– Derik H. | TripAdvisor
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Could not get enough - will be back for more!

Just two of us in the group for SUP surf lesson - apart from the fact it was a gorgeous day Jacob was incredibly thorough in both his on land teaching and on water teaching and demonstrating - he clearly loves what he does and is a first-rate teacher. Thanks for making our week-end even more memorable!

– lizzyroche | TripAdvisor
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First time SUP, won’t be the last!

Went out on the water from Tofino Botanical Gardens with Sarah. We also had Emma and Brice with us as the group was only made of three. Never SUP’d before left wanting more! Really lovely people, great guidance, beautiful place to take a first paddle!

– Abi | TripAdvisor
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