Price: $600 + gst

Dates: October 14 – 16th, 2022

Level: This is a beginner-friendly paddle surf course for those people who already have a basic flatwater skill set and want to learn how to paddle surf and catch their first waves.

Time: Course starts at 1:00pm on Day 1 and the course finishes at 4:00pm on Day 3. Day 2 and 3 usually starts at 8:30am and finishes at 4:00pm

Instructors: Norm Hann, Mike Darbyshire, Catherine Bruhwiler


What’s Included:

  • Paddle Canada Coastal Surf 1 Skills Certification
  • 3 Paddle Canada Surf Instructors

What’s Not Included:

  • Accommodations
  • Food
  • Paddle Surf Boards (Rentals available at time of booking – $100/weekend)
  • Wetsuits (Rentals available at time of booking -$60/weekend)

Weekend Rentals:

  • Wetsuit & Paddle Surf Board Rental available at time of booking. Surfboard: $100/weekend Wetsuit: $60/weekend

What to Bring

  • Paddle surf board
  • Surf Leash at least the same length as your board.
  • Adjustable Paddle
  • Wetsuit (4mm or 5mm hooded suit is recommended)
  • Neoprene Surf Booties (3-5mm )
  • Neoprene Gloves (optional but strongly recommended on colder days)
  • Rashguard (optional)
  • Towel
  • Water/Hot Tea
  • Snacks
  • Pen and Notebook


Read about our cancellation policy here. Please email if you need to cancel at any time.

Space is limited in training courses and your spot is not guaranteed until we have received full payment.


Learn to Paddle Surf in Tofino, B.C.

Enjoy the magic of Tofino and the west coast on our fun and friendly introductory paddle surf weekend with our friends at Tofino Paddle Surf. This weekend is designed for you and your goals of catching your first wave. Our weekend will start with a surf specific flatwater lesson to get you comfortable with the paddling techniques and turns required to efficiently catch waves. From there we will progress into the surf as we build on our dry land and on water components that focus on ocean safety, etiquette, decision making and catching your first wave. Our surf instructors provide technical coaching that will steepen your learning curve and keep you safe in the ocean environment. We love catching waves as much as you will and we are excited to stare the surf stoke with you here in Tofino.