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Tofino Paddle & Surf Championships 2017

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

Join us for this awesome annual event, bringing paddlers and surfers from around the world together on our amazing Canadian coastline. Celebrate the SUP & Surf community, as this CSA Sanctioned Team Canada Qualifier for SUP Surf grows every year to include more surfers and spectators, putting athletes into the limelight and core of the sport.

The Tofino Paddle & Surf Championships is premier event for SUP and Surf in Canada and the annual Canadian SUP Surf Qualifier for Team Canada.


Purchase extra dinner tickets here

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Friday, October 13 -15 – Tofino Surf Weekend Clinic with Cath, Norm & Mike

Friday, October 20 –
First Rounds Surf Contest 1pm – 4pm
SUP Surf Registration Night 8pm-10pm (beers and contest tees)

Saturday, October 21 –
SUP Surf Contest & Surf Contest Finals 8am – 4pm

Sunday, October 22 –
SUP Surf Contest 8am – 4pm
Dinner & Awards Banquet (dinner, music and drinks) 6pm – midnight
Doors Open 6pm
Awards 7pm – 8pm
Dinner, Party and Live Music by Parab Poet & The Hip Hop Hippies 8pm – midnight



Beach: Locations for beach events will be posted daily in the morning on the Tofino Paddle Surf Facebook Page
Registration Event: Best Western Tin Wis Resort
Awards Banquet and Party: Best Western Tin Wis Resort
Stay: Best Western Tin Wis Resort Room Rates



$90 (includes banquet dinner ticket)
Additional dinner tickets can be purchased for $25 at Tofino Paddle Surf

Women SUP

* SUP event will be run with a 2nd chance format

$30 (does NOT includes banquet dinner ticket – can be purchased for $25 at Tofino Paddle Surf)
Men Shortboard
Women Shortboard
Mixed Longboard
Junior Women Shortboard (18 and under)
Junior Men Shortboard (18 and under)

*Surf event will be run with a classic elimination format

-Beach Pong Tournament – Free

-MegaSurf Heat – Free

-BodySurf Expression Session – Free

-About Zero Waste and Impact Reduction-

We are super stoked this year to have the Best Western Tin Wis Resort as our main venue for the 2017 Championships!

Not only is this our home turf but it is a great step towards reducing the environmental impact of our event. The registration event and the Awards Banquet and Party will be held at the Tin Wis Resort.

All weekend an hourly shuttle to the beach (with 2 daily board deliveries – am and pm) will run from town to the Tin Wis and out to the beaches and back. We encourage everyone to Join us for amazing room rates at the Tin Wis Resort and have the Tin Wis be the hub for this years contest weekend.

-Tin Wis Best Western Room Rate Details-
*room rates for contest week and weekend $135+tax/night (2 queens or a king)
*regular rates are $235+tax/night
*call 250 725 4445
*quote ‘Tofino Paddle & Surf Championships’


-Zero Waste Initiatives-

With everyone’s help including all the competitors, sponsors, Tourism Tofino, the District of Tofino and Surfrider Pacific Rim (public forum) we had fun and success creating a zero waste event in 2016. All beverages were served on tap, left overs were composted and zero disposable products were used throughout the weekend. Everyone was given a cup to use over the weekend to fill with water, beer and the amazing WOLF in the FOG chowder served on the beach. The cups made great molds for beach sand castles too! Bring your cup back this year for a few free beers!
SurfRider set up a recycling wash and sorting station on the beach and provided eduction as well as a ‘bring trash, take it away with you’ as we provided no garbage cans on the beaches or evening events.
The event created zero waste, kept the beaches clean, provided education and opportunity for practicing reuse action and competitors took away cash and functional prizes from all the supporting businesses and sponsors.
This year, in addition to these practices, all evening events will held at the Best Western Tin Wis Resort with direct shuttles offered as an alternative to driving to the beach and reducing transportation needs.
Also new this year is BYOT! Bring your own t-shirt. All contest t-shirts will be printed on repurposed teeshirts. We are asking everyone to support your local thrift store or dig through your own wardrobe and bring your own rad t-shirt to the event which will be screen printed by hand in Tofino over the weekend.

BYOT Details
*only light colored tees will be printed on. The ink will be black.
*safety pin a name tag on the left teeshirt sleeve
*bring your teeshirt to the registration event!


-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 Wolf in the Fog-
Capturing the true spirit of Tofino, Chef Nick Nutting’s seasonal menu reflects incredible local ingredients prepared by skillful and confident hands. Menus feature seafood and fish in abundance from Tofino suppliers, meat and grain from Vancouver Island farmers, and wild greens and mushrooms foraged from the plentiful forests and seashores of Tofino. A focus on family-style gatherings, communal dining and share plates, encourages guests to engage with their food. Bringing a wealth of international technique and talent, the team holds a candid passion for the natural environment of Tofino and the produce sourced there – from foraging for chanterelles or cooking whole salmon for friends; Tofino is where they have chosen to be.


-About the Canadian SUP Surf Team-
Top 2 male Pro Division SUP Surfers and top 2 female Pro Division SUP Surfers at the Tofino Paddle & Surf Championships qualify for the 2018 Team Canada for the ISA Paddleboard World Championships.


-About the ISA Paddleboard World Championships-


-New for 2017 Waterwoman || Waterman Award-

One female and one male will be awarded the First Annual Waterwoman & Waterman Award for highest participation in results of the Surf, SUP, Bodysurf and Megasup events based on result points.

*to qualify a surfer must participate in all the events (surf, sup surf, bodysurf and mega surf events)




-2016 Tofino Paddle & Surf Championships Official Results-

-Womens SUP Amateur-
1 Jenny Poppet
2 Kim Saunders
3 Joanna Gouw
4 Liz Tatchen

-Mens SUP Amateur-
1 Ryan Stuart
2 Brian Fishbook
3 Kelsey Thompson
4 Derek Rhodes

-Womens SUP Pro-
1 Genna Flinkman – 2017 Canadian SUP Team Member
2 Nadia Baer
3 Diane Wenzel
4 Liz Richard

-Mens SUP Pro-
1 Finn Spencer – 2017 Canadian SUP Team Member
2 Jeffery Spencer – 2017 Canadian SUP Team Member
3 Emery Bosut
4 Glen Pearson

-Beach Pong Tournament-
1 Paul Lapierre
2 Ryan Stuart

-MegaSurf Heat-
Winning Team: Sean Kerrigan, Jason Bennett, Issy Venables, Antoine Caron Cabana, Kelvin Humenny

-BodySurf Expression Session-
Issy Venables, Liam MacDonald, Unknown Merman, Judge Blaire Forsyth, Catherine Bruhwiler