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Address: 150 4th Street, Tofino, British Columbia VOR 2Z0 , Canada
Phone Number:
+1 250-725-2404

At WESTSIDE SURF, we are at the cutting edge of surf teaching. Utilizing...

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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Great School for the first time surfing - Super coole Surfschule auch für Anfänger

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 he spared no effort. He swam outside with me to get a bigger wave and... More 

Thank Jacofski
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 plateau in my surfing progress. I booked a two-day private surf camp with Westside Surf... More 

Thank dluiiulb
Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 of waves. Overall awesome experience, would definitely recommend!

Thank cf5jet
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
St. John's
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 - it was from "shop to shop". My son did have a great experience though... More 

Thank Ms. Cheryl C
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 encouraging you to do more. Would highly recommend, wish we could have stayed longer and... More 

Thank Ellyn G
Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 doesn't cover the surf board but only accessories which kind of defeats the point. They... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

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

Thank jackiona
Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

we had a 3hr group lesson, and the instructor really explained the basics well and gave a great foundation for a first-time surfer like me! great overall experience!

Thank Robyn S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

I booked a group lesson today and I guess the other people didn't show up as I got lucky and ended up with a 3 hours one-to-one lesson with an instructor (pretty sure he was called Eric). I had such a fun time and felt totally at ease, he was really encouraging even though I spent 90% of the time... More 

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