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Address: 441 Campbell Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 250-725-2155
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Here at Pacific Surf School, we’ll have you riding the waves faster than...

Here at Pacific Surf School, we’ll have you riding the waves faster than you ever imagined! Voted #1 Surf School in Tofino, & Top 10 Surf Schools in the World (National Geographic, 2012); where else would you want to learn? We make it easy (and fun!) with group lessons, family lessons and private lessons all year long - and for all ages and skill levels. Pacific Surf School has been loving and teaching surfing on Tofino’s legendary beaches since 1998.

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Amazing staff, great lesson.

We went to the Mackenzie Beach for a 3-hour group surfing lesson. Although the weather was not what we were expecting (it rained and was cold so we were hoping for sunny and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tatianna L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Mackenzie Beach for a 3-hour group surfing lesson. Although the weather was not what we were expecting (it rained and was cold so we were hoping for sunny and warm). The water was quite warm and the experience was VERY enjoyable. GREAT STAFF (Go to Adam, he is great!) Gear provided helped our experience more. I... More 

1 Thank Tatianna L
kamloops bc
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Service was fast and super friendly. The staff helped us out with a group of 16 people. The rental gear was in really good shape. The girls at the front desk where super enthusiastic and helpful. This is the best shop we have been to in Tofino for sure

Thank eroos87
Tofino, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

I had one goal of the day- to stand up on the board, and I achieved it! After some patience and easy-to-understand guidance from our two instructors (Adam and Adam, yes they have the same name), the experience was one of a kind. I didn't even mind that it started snowing, it was a little magical. Thanks heaps to pacific... More 

Thank leahmariemayer
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

We rented body boards (boogie boards) and wetsuits from Pacific Surf and got into the freezing cold waters of Tofino. Not only were we warm as toast but we had a fantastic time. Of the five of us (ranging in age from 48 to 68) only one had tried this before. What a lot of fun! The staff at Pcific... More 

Thank Lesley B
Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

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... More 

Thank Tracy S
New Westminster, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We had an awesome time during the session! We've taken surf lessons before, but this one was really great. The instructor was super helpful and knowledgable. He took the time at the beginning to really teach some important surf facts regarding currents, waves, etc. That was an aspect that was interesting to learn about. We did a great warm up... More 

Thank nparolin
Grenoble, France
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Quality of gear was top. Rental price was reasonable for a 6 hours rental. Being able to rent for a shorter duration (specially in winter) would have been perfect. They were very nice, gave me a lot of advice on where and when are the best conditions.

Thank Fano R
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Had a private lesson (2 people) here the other day. I've only been surfing once before (and taken a lesson), but I'd have to say that the quality of instruction, gear, location and everything at Pacific Surf School was A+. We also rented gear a couple of days later to surf on our own, and they provide a roof rack... More 

Thank SlambertTravels
Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

Came here on a recommendation from a friend who is an experienced surfer in Tofino. Easy communications with the staff over email and prompt and friendly service in their office. Had to drive ourselves to the beach as they don't offer transportation there but no worries. Had Gavin and Adam as our excellent and positive instructors for a group of... More 

Thank robby321
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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Our instructor Gavin was great. He was very patient with us and was always checking to see how we were feeling and if we had any questions. He was super personable and we felt lucky to have him. The organization of the lesson was a bit poor, we specifically booked with them because we could choose to meet at the... More 

Thank Kirsti F
TurtleSalmon, General Manager at Pacific Surf School, responded to this review

Hi Kirsti! Thank you so much for you review. We are stoked to hear that overall, you had a great lesson and great experience with our staff. We sincerely apologize that you felt that organization prior to the lesson was a bit disorganized. We are definitely working on smoothing out these kinks in our procedures, and apologize again that you... More 

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