Tofino Surf School
Tofino Surf School
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About
Tofino Surf School is a local owner operated business. We offer small group sizes and personalized surf lessons. Surfing and teaching people how to surf is our passion. Tofino Surf School has taught thousands of people to surf young and old, including people with disabilities. We would love to get you started too!When you take a lesson with Tofino Surf School you have many options to choose from. You and your friends can opt to book a group lesson, you and your friends can join one of our scheduled lessons. You can can book a private 1-on-1 lesson or if you have some surf experience and your own equipment you can sign up for a surf guide where we show you the best surf spots and paddle out with you. You can give us a call and we will try our best to accommodate you.
Tofino, British Columbia, Canada

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Sam L
Calgary, Canada10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Great fun, well organized (think Geoff in office, may have remembered name wrong), friendly instructors (Raffaele and Jake) gave really good clear tips and were very encouraging. Gear was good quality and was surprised how warm it felt in the suit considering it was still March. Thanks for a fun afternoon!
Written 21 March 2024
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Serena P
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
An unreal day out on the waves learning to surf. That was a day I’ll never forget. Our surf instructor Ben was really kind, helpful, and funny. He even gave us a suggestion of where to go on a hike and that’s where my fiance proposed! Couldn’t be more grateful for the great vibes here.

We went out to Hawaii for our wedding and felt comfortable surfing there thanks to Ben and the crew. Thank you!
Written 17 March 2024
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AndyPaul37
Trenton, Canada9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Perfect place for first timers/beginners! Friendly staff from start to finish. Our instructor Raph was a beauty and helped us catch some waves. Highly recommended!
Written 8 September 2023
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Melanie B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We had so much fun! Awesome surf lesson with Ben! Small group with just the right amount of simple, quick & clear dryland instructions, with a maximized time in the water! We were able to truly surf small waves on the first few tries! Highly recommend you choose the super friendly Tofino Surf School.
Written 29 August 2023
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Sorcham9
County Dublin, Ireland143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
We recently visited Tofino and did a three hour lesson with Tofino Surf School.
Our instructor Anna was amazing from start to finish.

She was bubbly & friendly and explained things in a way that made sense for 'non-surfers'. She ensured each individual in the group got the most out of the lesson, with safety & fun at the centre. This is what it is all about.

It was super convenient to pick up our gear at the school and leave it with the instructor at the end of the lesson.

Would definitely recommend Tofino Surf School and Anna!
Written 20 April 2023
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Donna F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
We had such a great surfing experience with Cian! He was very patient, friendly and provided great instruction for us first timers. Would highly recommend!
Written 22 September 2022
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Amy R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Amazing surf lesson with Cheetos. My family thoroughly enjoyed him as he was motivating and friendly and made the whole experience memorable and fun for everyone! Definitely something I would highly recommend! Tofino Surf School took care of everything and we had an incredible day on the beach with them!
Written 18 August 2022
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Ruth T
London, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Amazing surf lesson for two with Aaron. Great instruction, lots of support, had us both up on our feet in the water very quickly. His knowledge and enthusiasm shone through. Really great service from Nicole in the office who helped us with planning. Totally professional service, the highlight of our holiday and for at least one of us, a new passion. Highly recommended.
Written 17 August 2022
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Leen
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
My family completed an awesome surfing lesson with Cheetos. He was incredible and so motivating. We loved how he walked us through each little step and all the safety in the ocean. Thank you for an amazing lesson and instilling love for surfing in both of us 🏄‍♀️
Written 11 August 2022
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Kyla P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
I’m a first timer in surfing and I thought I’m just gonna be stupid in the water, but Raphael made our lesson fun and exciting! I learned a lot from him! He will guide you in the best way he can! I’m so happy that I was able to trust my capabilities because of their cheer and support ❤️Also, thanks a lot to Cheetos who guide me to shuttle stops and times since I don’t have a car. I also met a wonderful family in my group lesson who are from England who made me feel included since I’m just by myself in the group. It was a 1000/10 experience 💯✨
Written 5 August 2022
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