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First Annual Tofino Paddle Surf SUP Invitational – October 25 & 26

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

Tofino, BC- Tofino Paddle Surf is excited to announce the First Annual Tofino Paddle Surf SUP Invitational, with the support of sponsors, friends, and volunteers. The fun, competitive event invites talented and committed standup paddle surfers in Canada and beyond to shred the waves in Tofino on October 25 & 26, 2014. Qualifying surfers are stoked, educated, and part of our epic and growing international SUP community!

The Tofino Paddle Surf SUP Invitational will run as a two day event in Tofino, using a classic heat/judging panel format, and have open pro men’s, amateur and a women’s divisions, for this year’s contest. It’s all for fun and community and we’ll be throwing in a body surf expression session for anyone who’s interested and just all-around loves being in the waves!

We are proud to announce that this event is sanctioned as the official Canadian Surfing Associations Qualifying Event for representation at the 2015 ISA World SUP Games for both men and women’s divisions.

The awards banquet will be held on Sunday evening, October 26 and into the night.
If you are interested in participating, sponsoring, or volunteering for the event or would like more info, please feel free to contact us at

Look forward to hearing from you! See you on the beach Saturday, October 25 & 26, 2014!

Press contact:
Catherine Bruhwiler 250 255 1997

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*If you know anyone that would like to participate, please let us know. See note about NOMINATIONS below!



Congrats! You have been selected to compete in our First Annual surf SUP contest! Wether you are there to participate for good fun, wage bets against your buddies ,or strut your style and take away first place prizes and bragging rights, it’s going to be an epic day at the beach! We are stoked to have you and help us spread the stoke, especially in the first year of what promises to be a growing and inspiring surf event.

Entry Deadlines and Guidelines

*Please complete the registration form found on the event website:

*The cut-off for applications for the contest is October 22, 2014.

*All entries must be accompanied with payment in full. Entries will be accepted as a first come, first serve basis.

*Please email this registration form to: or bring it by the shop with payment.

*Payments by PayPal accepted. Or please contact us if you would like to make payment in cash, cheque, credit card or debit. This can be done by coming by the shop at Tofino Paddle Surf with your registration form completed.

*All entries must be accompanied with payment in full. Entries will be accepted as a first come, first serve basis.

*If you have been invited, but will not be able to make it, please let us know so we can give your spot to someone else!

*If you know anyone that would like to participate, please let us know. We may have spots that become available and we are also making a list of alternates.

*Event website:


Please feel free to nominate SUP surfers who would like a chance at competing in this event and/or for a position as a SUP Surf Team Canada member for 2015.

Paddlers are also invited to nominate themselves. The current invite list is by no means comprehensive. You all have friends, partners, or know an international celebrity that should be at this event! Please encourage them to register!

We will be contacting any registered participants with an info package sometime this summer.


About Tofino Paddle Surf:

Tofino Paddle Surf offers STANDUP PADDLEBOARDING and SURFING tours, adventures, lessons, retreats, camps, rentals and retail at the beach in Tofino. Quality instruction and guiding focusing on equipment orientation, ocean safety, skill practice, surf etiquette, and an appreciation for our coastal environment.

Join us at our beach front location for Standup Paddle Boarding and Surf rental, retail, learning and fun! Lifelong local surf experts offer you an experience of a lifetime and introduce you to an EPIC way to be on the water, enjoy the scenery and the wildlife. Get a fun workout and learn something new!!

Group and private lessons and tours available. Beginners to intermediate. Flatwater and surf. Outdoor fitness. Learn from Tofino’s ORIGINAL Standup Paddle Board and Surf Crew.



About the International Surfing Association World SUP Games:
The ISA World StandUp Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard Championship (WSUPPC) is an ISA World Championship that features 48 men and 24 women in each of four disciplines—SUP Surfing, SUP Racing Technical, SUP Racing Distance and Paddleboard Racing Technical and Distance. Within the SUP Racing and Paddleboard disciplines, athletes will be competing in up to three (3) events including the Technical and Distance Races and the Paddle Relay. There will be one Gold Medal National Team. The event hosts a maximum of 240+ athletes from 24 countries worldwide. The 2014 WSUPPC is scheduled for May 3-11 in Nicaragua.



Please contact us at if you are interested in sponsoring this event and would like our sponsorship opportunity package.

Sponsorship can provide your company presence on the website/social media/event venue/media/posters/teeshirts/all promotions and at the awards banquet.