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Westside Surf School

150 4th Street, Tofino, British Columbia VOR 2Z0, Canada
+1 250-725-2404
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Relaxing day with great instruction

Had some people bail on a group lesson so ended up having a private lesson at North Chesterman... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
Vancouver, Canada
Surf Lessons for family- great time!

We all really wanted to try surfing and after calling around we decided to book with westside and... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Glen J
Toronto, Ohio
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At WESTSIDE SURF, we are at the cutting edge of surf teaching. Utilizing the most advanced techniques developed by over two decades of teaching by director SEPP BRUHWILER Canada's Internationally Known Professional Surfer. We are one of the only family run and family oriented surf school's in Canada; specializing in Family Lessons that are geared towards kids under the age of 13. Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Surf lessons, Progressive 2 Day Surf Camps, Private Group Lessons, as well as Private One on One Coaching. You can find all of your surf lesson and rental needs under one roof. This allows you to find the best surf lesson/rental packages in town. We stock some of the highest quality surf gear for rent and for our students on all our lessons. Our staff adheres to strict quality standards of "if we wouldn't wear it, we don't rent it". Our stock of suits will make sure you stay warm while having fun on our fleet of surfboards, from 5'0" to 10', plus a great selection of boogies and skim boards. There is something for everyone at Westside Surf.Westside Surf is situated in the beautiful village of Tofino, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Consistent waves, clear water and spectacular scenery all add to the experience of learning how to surf in a safe and friendly environment. Located at the first four way stop in Tofino, at Cedar Corner.
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150 4th Street, Tofino, British Columbia VOR 2Z0, Canada
150 4th Street, Tofino, British Columbia VOR 2Z0, Canada
+1 250-725-2404
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Had some people bail on a group lesson so ended up having a private lesson at North Chesterman Beach with Raphael - great instruction and overall nice dude. He was attentive and answered all of my questions, was supportive and helped me improve over my...More

Thank Nisgatreaty
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We all really wanted to try surfing and after calling around we decided to book with westside and we are very glad we did. Our instructor Omar was very patient and friendly. He took time with each of us and made sure that we felt...More

Thank Glen J
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Taylor was a very kind instructor. We only spent a few minutes on the beach for theory. After that we went into the water. It was a great experience. I would do it again at any time. The instructor was supporting us very well and...More

Thank Jacofski
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I've been visiting and surfing in the Tofino area for almost 20 years now. Although I make several trips out to surf a year, living on the mainland makes it hard to maintain your progress and surfing skills. I found that I had hit a...More

Thank dluiiulb
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Great experience. We met at the shop, got suited up and drove to south Chesterman beach, about 5 minutes away. Our instructors, Brody and Tristan were very knowledgable and made the experience fun. The 3hr lesson gave us a lot of opportunities to catch plenty...More

Thank cf5jet
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We rented 3 wet suits for body boarding. The staff were great, we got lower rates than the other shops advertised and they gave helpful suggestions. We will return next year for surf lessons. Everyone we encountered at this shop was friendly and helpful.

Thank Tara G
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Signed up my teenage son for a "3hr" lesson at 11:30. Everyone in the group went to the wrong location so obviously, there was a miscommunication with their directions. The lesson didn't start until 12:30 but they still finished at 2:30 because the guide said...More

Thank Ms. Cheryl C
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

West side surf was fantastic, all the staff were super friendly and went out of there way to help us get to the beach as we didn't have our own car. great instructors who explained the basics really well and didn't leave you bored. Always...More

Thank Ellyn G
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Staff were mostly friendly. They rented me an old and beat up surf board which broke after 30 minutes in the water (on the crest of a wave, without impact). They weren't too happy about it and then claimed that the 'Equipment Insurance' I bought...More

2  Thank chosswrangler
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Family run. Excellent local knowledge. Awesome instructor. Support local and learn to surf in a magical place.

Thank jackiona
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