Dates: April 5-7th, 2019

Price: $549 + gst

What’s Included:

  • Paddle Canada Coastal Surf 1 Certification
  • Video Analysis
  • 1:4 Instructor to client ratio.
  • Paddle Surf Demos available

What’s Not Included:

  • Accommodations
  • Food
  • Wetsuit and Boards but rentals available.

Who is this course for? 
This surf course is for those people who already have a basic flatwater skill set and want to learn how to paddle surf. It for those people who have never caught a wave on their paddle board and want to learn or for those intermediate paddle surfers who are looking to progress their skill. This course is also for those people who enjoy being part of a fun group of people and having a great time in a great location. Although you will learn a lot, this weekend is about fun, connection and disconnection in one of the most beautiful places in Canada.

Instructors

Mike Darbyshire: Mike is stoked on all disciplines of SUP and is a Paddle Canada Instructor Trainer in flatwater, surf, river and touring. His true love is surfing and enjoys sharing the stoke with clients. Mike run’s the SUP program at Deep Cove Kayak and is sponsored athlete and racer by Starboard, Kokatat and Werner Paddles.

Catherine Bruhwiler:
Catherine is a life long Tofino local and one of Canada’s top surfers. As a Paddle Canada SUP Instructor she teaches paddleboarding full time through her business Tofino Paddle Surf. With her vast experience growing up on the ocean and surfing, Catherine brings a wealth of local knowledge, technical surf expertise and a warm Tofino ambassadorship to the course. Catherine is sponsored by Roxy, Level Six and Aftanas Surfboards.

Norm Hann:
Norm is a Paddle Canada Surf instructor trainer, a multi day expeditions leader and team rider for Sunova Surfboards. Norm is from Squamish, B.C. and spends a lot of time paddle surfing here in Tofino, B.C. Norm also runs unique multi day sup expeditions to the Great Bear Rainforest, Belize and remote corners of Vancouver Island and is always excited about sharing the water with passionate people.

Booking and Cancellation

Full payment is due at time of booking to secure your place in the course. No refunds are issued 30 days from course start day.

Paddle Surf Instruction on British Columbia’s West Coast

Enjoy the magic of Tofino and the west coast on our fun and friendly paddle surf weekend. Our weekend is designed to introduce paddlers to the ocean environment with the goal of catching your first wave or improving on your existing surf skill set. Clients will take part in dry land and on water teaching sessions that focus on safety, etiquette, paddling technique, decision making, weather and catching your first ride or improving on your existing paddle surf skill set. Our surf instructors provide technical coaching that will steepen your learning curve and keep you safe in the ocean environment.

Who is this course for? 
This surf course is for those people who already have a basic flatwater skill set and want to learn how to paddle surf. It for those people who have never caught a wave on their paddle board and want to learn or for those intermediate paddle surfers who are looking to progress their skill. This course is also for those people who enjoy being part of a fun group of people and having a great time in a great location. Although you will learn a lot, this weekend is about fun, connection and disconnection in one of the most beautiful places in Canada.

Itinerary

Day 1 : 1:00-5:00pm
Afternoon: Tofino Paddle Surf: Introductions, Course Objectives, Surf Safety, Evening Surf

Day 2 : 8:30-4:30pm
Morning: Surf Safety, Etiquette, Prone Surfing, Launching into waves
Afternoon: Catching Waves, Bracing
Evening: Video Analysis

Day 3: 8:30-4:30pm
Morning: Bottom turns, Angled take-off, final surf
Afternoon: Video Analysis, Departures

Equipment

* All around surf board
* Surf Leash
* Paddle
* Wetsuit (4mm or 5mm hooded suit is recommended)
* Neoprene Surf Booties (3-5mm )
* Neoprene Gloves (optional but strongly recommended on colder days)
* Rashgaurd (optional)
* Towel
* Pen and Paper

Wetsuit/Paddleboard Rental packages available for the weekend. $99