Stand-Up Paddleboard Surfing & Touring

This is a Paddle Canada certified course

Paddle Canada SUP Surfing Level 1 in Tofino:

Learn the basics of paddle surfing in this two-day lesson series (2- to 3-hour morning and afternoon sessions). We’ll build the skills needed to comfortably read waves and catch great rides. In the evenings, we’ll check out the day’s video and provide feedback so you can learn in a calm, relaxed environment.

This Paddle Canada series includes dorm-style accommodations at the Whalers on the Point HI Hostel, located right in down and situated along the water.


Paddle Canada SUP Touring Level 1 in Tofino:

This lesson series focuses on paddling through everything the West Coast has to offer. In two day trips, you’ll acquire the paddling and decision-making skills needed to take on all the challenges of a full-day SUP excursion.

While we explore remote areas ranging from calm inlets to exposed coastlines and tidal currents, we’ll learn about local culture and ecology and develop navigation and touring skills. The lesson plan includes chart and compass navigation, touring in exposed areas and tidal currents, and understanding weather and decision-making.

2019 Dates & Times:


  • 2 days’ paddling instruction and 2 nights’ accommodation: $299

Optional Extras

  • Stand-up paddleboard rental: $60
  • Wetsuit/hood/booties/gloves rental: $20
  • Hood/booties/gloves rental: $10



Paddle Canada Stand-Up Paddleboard Surf 1 Skills and Touring 1 Skills certifications are included in the course.

Other things to note:

Other advanced Paddle Canada SUP courses are available, including Surf 2 Skills (2 days from $299, including accommodation) and Touring 2 Skills (3-day overnight on Vargas Island from $599). Please contact us for more details.