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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! ~ Visited August 2016

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!!! ~ Surfed November 2016

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! ~ Surfed September 2016

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 ~ Surfed 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! ~ Surfed January 2017

We can't wait to surf with you!

We believe that everyone should be able to experience the magic that the west coast has to offer, and what a better way than getting in the water? We have a passion for surfing and a love for teaching.

Pacific Surf School is proud to offer the most comprehensive lessons you'll find in Tofino! Our fun and safe surf lessons are offered year round, and customized for all levels of ability. Each lesson is a three hour experience and takes place at one of the many beautiful beaches in Tofino. 

How we make your experience unforgettable:

  • We offer group, private, and family lesson options - choose what works best for you!
  • Our maximum student to instructor ratio is 5:1 - so lots of personal attention!
  • All of our instructors have been carefully chosen - meaning we are a cohesive, fun loving team. All instructors are certified in CPR & First Aid in accordance with BCASI regulations. 
  • Lesson prices include ALL the necessary equipment for your 3-hour surf lesson
  • We offer professional photography services to capture your west coast experience. 

 Want more? We will offer you unbeatable rental prices & quality gear to continue on practicing the skills you've learnt during your lesson. 

Book your surf lessons online by following the links below, or feel free to contact us any time for bookings or questions.

* All prices in Canadian dollars. Prices do not include gratuity. 

Regular Group Surf Lesson

In this introductory lesson, you'll learn how to surf in a safe and fun group environment. We'll cover everything you need to know to start your surfing career! Beginner level, ages 13+. 

Private One-On-One Surf Lesson

Would you prefer some focused, one-on-one instruction? Learn to surf or perfect your skills with your own private instructor. For all levels, especially intermediate or advanced. Ages 5+. 

Private Group Surf Lesson

Our private group lessons are tailored to the skill level of your group.  They're an ideal choice for couples,  groups of friends or for family groups that have less than four people. For all levels, ages 5+

Family Surf Lesson

Learn to surf with your family and your own private instructor! This lesson is designed for families with young children (between 6 and 12 years), and focuses on their safety. For all levels, parental accompaniment required. (Group must have include a minimum of two parents and two children, atleast one child under the age of 12). Ages 5+. 


At Pacific Surf School, we offer safe and fun group lessons for families, youth groups, schools, bachelor and bachelorette parties, and more! We've been doing this for a long time, meaning we have become experts at organizing, planning, and executing these exciting and safe group lessons.

Our group lessons are customized according to your group's skill level and we offer discounts for groups of six or more. Lesson times are flexible for private groups and chaperones always surf for free! 

To learn more or to book your unforgettable group surfing experience, contact us today!  


    We've created something extra special for those getting ready to head down the aisle.
    Check out our wedding packages below and contact us to book today!

    I Do Package for Two

    Whether your in Tofino to elope and escape or on your honeymoon, join us in the water!  You and your loved one will receive a true west coast experience.

    • a 3-hour surf lesson with private instruction
    • all necessary equipment transported by the instructor
    • a photo package
    • bubbly or beer
    • rash guards for the Bride and/or Groom
    • picnic lunch 
    • price: $400.00

    Wedding Packages for four or more

    A perfect choice for your bachelor, bachelorette, or wedding party.  Bond on the beach, play in the waves, and laugh together before your big day.  Prices vary on group size.

              Wicked Package

    • a 3-hour surf lesson with private instruction
    • all necessary equipment transported by the instructor(s)
    • a photo package
    • Price: 4-10 People: $100/person + tax
                11+ People: $90/person + tax

              Epic Package

    • a 3-hour surf lesson with private instruction
    • all necessary equipment transported by the instructor(s)
    • a photo package
    • bubbly or beer
    • rash guards for the Bride and/or Groom
    • Price: 4-10 People: $110/person + tax
                11+ People: $100/person + tax

              Ultimate Package

    • a 3-hour surf lesson with private instruction
    • all necessary equipment transported by the instructor(s)
    • a photo package
    • bubbly or beer
    • rash guards for the Bride and/or Groom
    • customized picnic from Red Can Gourmet which includes sandwiches, salads, fruits, and beverages
    • Price: 4-10 People: $135/person + tax
                11+ People: $125/person + tax

    At Pacific Surf School, there's nothing we love more than sharing the joy of surfing with everyone. That's why we provide adaptive surf lessons for individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities. Our highly qualified instructors guide and assist students through each lesson while maintaining a fun and safe experience for everyone. 

    We're proud to partner with several organizations to offer adaptive lessons, including: 

    Power To Be

    Camp Without Borders

    Surf's UP Event - Sponsored by Ripcurl

    B.C. Children’s Hospital

    How can we make your surfing dreams come true? To learn more about our adaptive surf lessons give us a call today!


    There's no better time than now to plan your 2018 surf or SUP experience! We are offering 15% off all lessons running March - October when booked in January. Book online and use pre-book discount code PREBOOK18. We can't wait to surf with you!

    See the details on our surf & SUP lessons, or give us a shout!

    Happy Birthday!

    Enjoy a regular group lesson for FREE on your birthday! This offer applies to regular group lessons only, and you must be accompanied by another paying guest. Give us a shout for details on this offer and to book your lesson!

    *Some restrictions may apply. 
    * Must book your surf lesson by phone or email 

    Over 60? Surf for Free!

    If you're over 60 and accompanied by another paying guest, your surf lesson is free! To learn more about this three-hour lesson, check out the Regular Group Lessons description. 

    *Some restrictions may apply

    *Must book your surf lesson by phone or email

    To book your surf lesson, contact us today!

    Accommodation Partners

    If you are staying with our friends at any of the following accommodation partners, your're eligible for a 10% discount on surf lessons! Please note: applies for walk-in, phone or email bookings only. 

    Cox Bay Beach Resort

    Middle Beach Lodge

    Crystal Cove

    Ocean Village

    Tofino Vacation Rental Properties

    Tofino Hostel

    Duffin Cove - Ocean Front Lodging

    Gold Coast Retreats

    To take advantage of this special discount, drop by or give us a call!  Please note that this discount CANNOT be applied to bookings made online.