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Why Surf With Us

For such a small  town, Tofino offers many options when it comes to renting surf equipment or taking surf lessons. So why pick us? Here are a few key points that tell you how we deliver the best west coast experience possible!

1. YOU ARE OUR #1 PRIORITY.

It may sound cheesy and pretty simple, but it’s true! Our guests in the shop and in the water are our absolute number one priority. Our staff are carefully hand picked and trained to make sure that your customer service experience with us was the best it possibly could be. You’ll leave feeling like you’ve got friends to come back and say hi to next time you’re in town!


  • 2. OUR INSTRUCTORS ARE THE MOST PASSIONATE, EXPERIENCED, QUALIFIED, FUN LOVING TEACHERS IN TOWN!
  • All of our instructors teach with us because they have a deep love for the ocean, surfing, and sharing this passion with the world. They come to us from many walks of life, each bringing their own flair to the team. More importantly, all of our instructors are First Aid, CPR-C, and Bronze Cross certified - meaning your safety is put ahead of all else. Browse our staff page and check in with our social media channels to get to know a few of them!


  • 3. WE CARE ABOUT OUR GEAR AND THE QUALITY WE PROVIDE.
  • The quality of surf and SUP equipment that you use while out on the coast will 100% impact your experience. We know this first hand, which is why we make sure that our wetsuits, boards, and all accessories are of the highest rental caliber possible.

    Our lesson boards have been specifically selected to ensure that your first (or second, or third, or tenth!) time out in the ocean is a successful one. They are durable and specifically shaped to make paddling and catching waves a reality. They have a longer lifespan as well, which means better things for our ocean environment. Our rental fleet includes a wide range of sizes and shapes, all providing the highest quality and experience possible.

    Our wetsuits and accessories all come from Xcel, a widely reputable brand that provides us with custom gear made for our colder, Pacific waters. We care about the quality of our wetsuits as if they were our own.

    Our goal is to not only give you the best instruction, but the best tools possible for your surf or SUP session out on the west coast.

  • 4. WE OFFER PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES
  • We are the only surf shop in town who offers consistent, high quality photo services for surf lessons. Get in touch with us today for more details on how we capture your time in the water!

  • 5. IT’S MORE THAN JUST SURFING TO US.
  • Yes, we are so excited to get you out in the water and progressing your surf skill - whatever it may be! But it is also so much more than that for us. Our mission statement is based around the idea that everyone deserves a chance to experience to ocean, so we work to provide an opportunity for everyone to do so. Every single one of our management team members can tell stories of how the ocean changed their life for the better. That’s why we are here - to not only get you out and doing one of the most fun activities we can think of, but also to create a space for your relationship with nature, and the ocean, to grow. Surfing for us is a way that we connect with nature and the community we live in.


  • 6. WHEN YOU SURF WITH US, YOU HELP SUPPORT OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY AND MANY INSPIRATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS.
  • We are locally owned and operated, meaning we love being apart of our community. Every year we donate money, resources, and time into many local organizations/causes. One of our favourites is helping support the Surf Club program at our local elementary school. We get the joy of taking every single local child out in the water with us, making sure everyone gets the opportunity to make a connection with ocean. Some of our other favourites include working with the non-profit adventure therapy organization, Power to Be, as well as volunteering every year at the inspirational Surf’s Up for Autism event.


  • 7. WE CARE ABOUT BUILDING AN INCLUSIVE, PASSIONATE, FORWARD-THINKING WORK SPACE.
  • Whether our employees are with us for just one busy summer season or for 12 
  • years (yes, one of our General Managers has been here for more than a decade!), it is one of our goals to make sure their work environment provides them with opportunities to learn new skills and love coming to work. Surfing with us means you are supporting a local business who understands the importance of creating a supportive, safe work environment for everyone, and more importantly a place where you can seek opportunity. Along the way we often find that coworkers become friends, and friends turn into family.

  • 8. WE ARE ARGUABLY THE MOST AVAILABLE SURF SHOP IN TOWN.
  • There are many ways we make sure that we are available to you when you come through town! We are open year round, only closed on Christmas Day. We offer lessons every day, and during peak season are open from 7am - 8pm, and offer 5 lesson times. All of this means we can likely work with you and your schedule to make sure you get the ocean experience you dreamed of.