Learn to SUP while exploring the beautiful Tofino shoreline. Your expert coach helps you master a large range of advanced paddling skills.
- Expert guides
- Transport of all gear to and from the beach
- Private Lesson Starting at
- Groups of 4+ persons Call to book for discounts
SUP Surf Lessons in Tofino
We’re passionate about all things paddleboard and want to share our passion with you. We’re proud to offer three different levels of stand-up paddleboard surfing classes, known as SUP surfing. These levels make sure you join a class that will suit your needs, abilities, and aspirations. If you’re not sure which one would serve you best, just contact us and we’ll help you figure it out.
We guarantee small groups for all our lessons. This means that you’ll get all the help you need to improve and really get the most from your time out on the water with your experienced instructor.
Whichever lesson you choose, we know that you’ll see improvements and progression. Most importantly, we guarantee that you’ll have a great time out on the water and leave wanting more!
ABOUT OUR SUP SURF LESSONS
All lessons are taught by certified coaches and instructors. Our instructors surf!
All our guides are CPR and Paddle Canada Certified.
This lesson is only available as a private/family tour. The age limit does not apply to private tours. For groups of 4 or more please contact us.
The ratio of participants to coaches will never exceed 4:1.
All equipment and wetsuit rental is included in the price.
Ample free parking is available right by our shop.
Please bring your bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, a hat and straps for your glasses if necessary.
Please arrive at the shop at least 10 minutes before your scheduled tour.
Online bookings are available March 1st to October 31st. Contact us for scheduling November 1st to February 28th.
LEVEL 1 SUP SURF LESSON
Life is better when you surf! If you’ve tried flatwater SUP and have a few basic strokes and techniques down, join us for a paddleboard (SUP) surf lesson! Our expert SUP and surf instructors can take you from the basics right up to intermediate SUP surf techniques in this two-hour lesson. Catch a wave, and there will be no turning back! Learn ocean and wave safety, equipment orientation, etiquette on the water, how to catch waves, basic surf moves and much more.
Ample time is provided for practice and feedback with your expert guide. It’s a great way to learn more and enjoy a session catching waves at the beach in Tofino. This lesson is Paddle Canada certified. Please see the details of the skill requirements for this lesson.
Offered daily from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Custom times available for private lessons.
- Flatwater stand-up paddleboard course or equivalent.
- REQUIRED SKILL: Ability to climb back on your SUP swiftly and the sweep stroke. If are not very confident in your flatwater SUP skills and have not done prior flatwater SUP instruction, please call us to discuss. Private lessons are also available if your skill level is not at the required stage.
LEVEL 2 SUP SURF LESSON
Are you looking to take your SUP surfing abilities to the next level? This lesson was designed to do just that! It was created and is coached by expert local and champion surfers. The low instructor to SUP surfer ratio combined with our expert instructors will help you skillfully and rapidly develop your abilities. In addition to time out on the water with your coach, this class also includes a video session with an analysis, forecasting, etiquette theory, and technical talk. We guarantee that you’ll have more fun and progress your SUP surfing more than ever before. This course is Paddle Canada certified. 2.5 hours plus video with written feedback.
Offered daily. Times are customisable and depend on weather conditions..
- Some SUP surf experience is required.
LEVEL 3 SUP SURF LESSON
Are you already at a level where you are catching tons of waves and beginning to think about major improvements or even competitions? Join a Tofino Paddle Surf coach and watch your SUP surfing take off. As passionate SUP surfers, we know that there is no better feeling than working on and improving specific goals and skills. Our expert SUP surf coaches will be there to help you do just that!
The session includes drills, video analysis, discussion and SUP surf technique theory. These sessions can be interchanged with prone surfing/surf theory/wind, weather, and forecasting theory.
Offered daily. Times are customisable and depend on weather conditions.
- Advanced SUP surf experience is required.