Check out our surf lessons


Good to know!

About your surf lesson!


We ask that you check-in 1 hour before your scheduled surf lesson at our office at 381 Mainstreet.

Sign Waiver

Here you will sign a waiver & get geared up!

Gear & Clothing

Please arrive in swim gear for time efficiency. We supply you with wetsuits and surfboards.


You will need to pay for your booking in advance, we will email you an invoice to pay online (processed by Square).

All our lessons start with a quick demonstration …

All our lessons start with a quick demonstration by our instructor to show you which waves to catch and how to maneuver your board safely in the water.

Now it’s time for you to get active by learning the different paddle technics and your pop-ups after our 4 step secret recipe. No worries, we will keep the introduction on the sand short and simple.

You will have the most time in the water to practice your techniques. In the water, our instructor will be going around to each student individually. Our instructors will always be close by for any questions or help in the water.


Small student to teacher ratios

Our small student to teacher ratio, typically of 5:1, gives you lots of personalised attention, and the most time in the water.

How do we get to the beach?

From the office you will be driving your own vehicle to and meeting your surf instructor at the Maltby Road parking lot. It is about a 9 minute drive from the office. Please get changed into your wetsuit at the Maltby Road parking lot as soon as you arrive. If your suit is too loose or too tight please contact the office 1-250-522-0189 and your Instructor will bring you the corrected size. Look for the yellow Tofino Surf School van it will be pulling into the Maltby parking lot 10 minutes prior to your lesson time.

What happens after the lesson?
After your lesson you just leave the wetsuits and surfboards with your instructor—no need to return to the Tofino Surf School.

Our  Motto

fun lessons with experienced instructors.

Good to know!

What to bring
For more tips on what to bring, types of swimsuits, etc;
also see ‘What should I bring?’ on our Questions page.


During your lesson

Your stoke and sunscreen 🙂

Before and after your lesson

Warm clothes for after the lesson

Water bottle

Small snack

Parent or guardian

If you have not reached the age of majority to sign your waiver.

Fun Lessons

For all ages.

Experienced Instructors

Keeping you safe.

Your next adventure

Discover the beauty of Tofino.

Life is better

… when you surf 😉

Big groups welcome

Join our lessons.