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About Us

Tofino Paddle Surf offers you a team of passionate, knowledgeable, caring and certified surfers and paddlers. Our local Tofino guides have over 40 years of combined experience in ocean sports, teaching and guiding. Motivated by our love for the ocean, beaches, the fresh air and the wilderness of our home, we inspire others to foster a deep appreciation and responsibly for ourselves and our planet by having fun and enjoying the ocean.

We respectfully enjoy the beaches and ocean here in the traditional unceded territory of the ƛaʔuukʷiʔatḥ (Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations). Click here to find out more about the place we’re so lucky to call home.

About Surfing & Paddle Boarding

Surfing and SUP are the most exciting, challenging, and fun activities you can undertake while in Tofino & Ucluelet, and they are great fun for all ages and all levels of fitness! The locals love it, and their enthusiasm, combined with the world championship performances of local surfers and the pioneering enthusiasm of the Bruhwiler family, have contributed to this area becoming one of Canada’s surfing hot spots for surfers of all skill levels.

For the beginner, we have a great selection of mellow waves with sand bottoms and we are determined to make your first experiences on a board rewarding ones! Top of the line gear and boards can be rented with or without formal instruction and you can get out there and fall in love with the ocean, either by yourself or with family and friends.

For the more experienced, we have epic swells year round and breaks both in Tofino and beyond that can lead to challenging conditions, giving you a chance to improve your skills or get the wave of a lifetime in the deep, uncrowded wilderness.

A more relaxed, but equally fun way to enjoy the water, is with a stand-up paddle board where you can get great exercise as you paddle along, enjoying the sights and sounds of the ocean and nearby beaches. You can even combine the two and try some SUP surfing with us!

Grab your gear, get ready, and head to the beach for a true west coast experience with an expert Tofino local surfer.