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Beginner Surf Camp Tofino

Beginner difficulty
Instruction in English
Maximum 5 participants

Bruhwiler Surf School is happy to welcome you in a luxurious surf camp in Canada. Whether you are a total beginner or just want to learn some new moves, Bruhwiler Surf School has what you are looking for. You will learn ocean safety, surfing techniques, wave knowledge, and much more. Come join the fun on the beautiful sandy beaches of Tofino!

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  • 2 hours of surfing lessons
  • Complimentary wetsuit rental
  • Maximum five students per lesson
  • Free use of boots and surfboard
  • Perfectly safe surfing spots
  • 2 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner


1 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 5
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You will stay at The Blue Cabin either in a private or double cabin. This cabin is located on the edge of the town on Olsen Road and steps away from Armitage Point, Crab Dock, and Tofino Harbor.


  • Wi-Fi
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shampoo
  • Heater
  • Fridge
  • Free parking on premises
  • Essentials
  • Hangers
  • Cabin includes a 1 car driveway
  • Private outside picnic area / driveway

Note: The Blue Cabin has some rules that you need to apply such as no smoking, no party, and no pet.


Your beginner surfing lesson will start with 15 to 20 minutes on the beach. You will learn about surfing equipment, ocean safety, and basic fundamentals of surfing. This two-hour surfing lesson will include all the equipment that you will need such as wetsuit, boots, and surfboard. Raph Bruhwiler, the instructor, will get you comfortable in the waves.

Then, he will get you up to ride as the start to a successful surfing career. During the lesson, you will be in a group consisting of five persons per instructor. Thus, you will receive a lot of personal attention. You can keep surfing and use the surfing equipment as a reminder of your surfing days with no extra cost.


Ralph Bruhwiler
Raph Bruhwiler teaches all lessons. Raph grew up in Tofino and has been surfing the local beaches in Tofino and the west coast of Vancouver Island for over 30 years. He is also a full-time employee with the Canadian Coast Guard with lots of first aid training and ocean knowledge. Raph has superb coaching abilities to ensure that you will leave the beach confident and ready for more.


This surf camp will take place in Tofino, Canada. Olsen Road is one of the original neighborhoods in Tofino. Bruhwiler Surf School has a dock at the end of the street that is fun to fish off of and a great place to watch the sunset or the daily coastal activities. The multi-use path runs along the top of the road and is one of the most popular ways to explore the town either by bike or walking. The path is also great for jogging.

Nearby places

  • Coffee shops and restaurants - 2 minutes
  • Downtown - 10 minutes



  • Kitchen
  • Picnic area
  • Smoke-free property


  • Free parking
  • Internet access


Bruhwiler Surf School provides you with a self-catering kitchen. Therefore, you can cook your own meals to energize your body.

Things to do (optional)

You can join surfing adventure tours to go searching for quality remote waves.

What's included

  • 1 two-hour surfing lesson
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Complimentary wetsuit, boots, and surfboard rental

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive Tofino / Long Beach Airport (YAZ).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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