Stand Up Paddleboard Surfing & Touring

This is a Paddle Canada certified course

Paddle Canada Stand Up Paddleboard Surfing Level 1 in Tofino:

Spend 2 days in the water (2 to 3 hour morning and afternoon sessions). We’ll take you to the funnest waves to learn the basics of paddle surfing. Over this 2 day course, we build the skills needed to feel comfortable in the surf, read waves, and catch great rides. Our SUP surfing courses also include video feedback. The course will have a short evening session where we can check out the video from the day, this is an amazing way to learn from the day in a clam and relaxed environment.

This Paddle Canada course include dorm style accommodation at the Whalers on the Point HI hostel, located along the water and right in town.  Enjoy the easy going lifestyle of the west coast in an affordable and truly west coast setting.


Paddle Canada Stand Up Paddleboard Touring Level 1 in Tofino:

This lesson focuses on all that paddling the West coast has to offer. Participants will acquire decision making and paddling skills needed to take on the challenges of a full day paddleboarding excursion. Explore the remote areas of the West coast environment; learn about the local culture, ecology, while developing navigation and touring skills. Over 2 day trips this Paddle Canada course launches from Tofino BC and takes you to a variety of stand up paddleboarding environments from calm inlets to exposed coastlines and tidal currents.

The course content includes:

  • Chart navigation
  • Compass navigation
  • Touring in exposed areas
  • Touring in tidal currents
  • Understanding weather and decision making

Dates & times:

  • SUP Surfing 1: June 9 – 10, 2018
  • SUP Touring 1: July 14 – 15, 2018 (check-in will be on July 13 after 4pm)


  • 2 days paddling instruction and 2 nights accommodation for $299

Optional Extras

  • Stand up paddleboard rental – $60
  • Wetsuit/bootie/hood and gloves rental – $20
  • or Just gloves/booties/hood rental – $10



Paddle Canada Stand Up Paddleboard Surf 1 Skills and Paddle Canada Stand Up Paddleboard Touring 1 Skills certification is included in the course. More information on Paddle Canada can be found here.


Other things to note:

Other Advanced Paddle Canada Stand Up Paddleboard Courses Available

Paddle Canada Surf 2 Skills (2 days including accommodation) from $299

Paddle Canada Touring 2 Skills (3 day Stand Up Paddleboard overnight on Vargas Island) from $599

please contact us for more details.