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Tofino Surf School


Tofino Surf School

381 Main Street, Tofino, V0R 2Z0

This local, owner operated surf school is ready to teach all skill levels and ages how to catch a wave. Whether you have surfed before or never touched a board, Tofino Surf School is ready to provide lessons to all, including those with disabilities. The instructors are experienced and trained in First Aid. The group lessons are kept small at about five people per one instructor. The three-hour lessons start on the sand with some demonstrations and instruction but then it is maximized time in the water, where the instructors are always with you.

Hours: Group lessons at 8 a.m., noon and 4 p.m. daily in the summer. Private and one-on-one lessons are available by appointment. Reservations are required.

Age or Height Restrictions: Children under 18 years old need a signed waiver from parents. Children under 13 years old are welcome for one-on-one (suitable for children as young as 6 years old) or private lessons. A minimum age of 13 years old is permitted on group lessons.

Things to Know/Bring: Wet suits, boots and surf boards are provided but please arrive in swim gear. Don’t forget sun screen, a towel and dry clothes for after your lesson. Lessons happen rain or shine.