My teenagers are now hooked on surfing. It was the first time for all of us and our instructor, Jack, was fantastic! He broke down the skills, we practiced the skills on the beach, and then hit the waves! We had so much fun that we went back to rent equipment for the rest of the day and the next day. Great service, friendly staff, and they helped made it a memorable vacation for all of us! ~
Had Gavin and Adam as our excellent and positive instructors for a group of 9 first timers. They went over safety concerns, surfer etiquette, emergency procedures, as well as surfing steps and instructions and lots of energy. Would come back for these guys next time!!! ~
It was my first time surfing and I am so lucky to have Allan from Pacific Surf School as my teacher! It's not easy falling again and again, but his enthusiasm and support helped my to surf my first wave quickly! I also really appreciated learning the fundamentals of the type of waves we would surf and setting of the water/shore line to keep us safe. It was an all around positive learning environment and fun fun fun! Will be going again next year! ~
My wife and I took out first surf lesson ever yesterday and had a blast! Or instructor was Jill and she was amazing! The instruction was thorough, and informative. Safety was explained to a point where we would feel comfortable going alone next time. Would recommend to anyone who wants to learn how to surf. Visited October 2016 ~
My Daughter and I tried cold water surfing (-2 degrees)! I was petrified of freezing - turn out it was a great workout and a ton of fun! Our Instructor Adam was fantastic - so patient and encouraging and his love of the sport and people really made him a pleasure to learn from. This company was very accommodating to our time-frame and we felt we got lots of individualised instruction! ~
Do I need to reserve my rental gear?
We do not take rental reservations and operate on a first come first serve basis! We rarely completely run out of gear, but getting here earlier may increase your odds on getting the exact gear you are looking for.
TIP: If you are looking to confirm gear ahead of time, basic 9'0 surfboard & wetsuit combinations can be booked through our partner company, Tofino Surf Rentals.
Can I rent without previous surf experience?
We are happy to set you up with gear even if it is your first time surfing, however we highly recommend you first taking a lesson with one of our experienced and fun surf instructors! Getting the basics of surfing is super important for your safety and success in the sport! Book online or contact us today!
Will I be cold?
Believe it or not, but odds are good that you will not be! Yes, our water is cold - but we are high quality gear will be carefully chosen to best fit you and keep you warm while out there!
Can I pick up gear for my friends?
We require that every renter sign one of our rental waivers. Thankfully, these can be done online now! Participants can click this link here, and as long as they’ve properly filled out the waiver before you come to pick up gear - you’re good to go!
Will I need a hood, boots, or gloves?
Generally, October through May we surf with SOME sort of accessory. Our rental technicians will be happy to make the best recommendation of what you’ll need for your time in the water. All accessories are included in your wetsuit price.
How old do I have to be to sign a waiver form?
Participants must be 19 or older to sign a waiver for themselves. If under 19, a guardian will have to sign for you. This can be done online ahead of time by clicking our waiver link here.
What sizes of boards do you have available for rent?
We rent everything between 5’6 and 12’0! We rent a range of epoxy and soft top boards, fit for wherever your surf level may be at. We also have a range of performance boards that a staff member will be happy to set you up with.
I want to try stand up paddleboarding, do you rent those as well?
We do! Even better, we operate a SUP shack down located right on Mackenzie beach, opening May Long weekend and running until weather permits in the fall. It is operated out of Ocean Village Resort, and is stocked with stand up paddle boards, wetsuits, accessories, body boards, etc.! Keep in mind that our widest range of wetsuit and surfboard gear is at our main shop located at 441 Campbell St.
How do I transport my gear?
We provide you (free of charge!) with soft roof racks or straps for the top of your vehicle. Our rental technicians will be happy to help you get all set up and comfortable with the equipment.