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Surf Camp Canada

Beginner difficulty
Instruction in English
All meals included

Enjoy a unique Canadian surfing experience with Pacific Surf School in Tofino. Grasp the knowledge of wave selection, effective paddling, surf etiquette, and how to make the most of every wave you catch. Learn the fundamentals of surf forecasting, so you will know where and when to surf. Not only that, meet new friends while you learn the skills to surf all around the world!

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  • Board and wetsuit
  • Post-surf massage session
  • 5 days surfing sessions and surf photo package
  • Tours of Tofino and Pacific Rim National Park
  • Beach cruiser bike with surf rack
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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You will stay at Jamie's Rainforest Inn. The inn is a surf house that gives spectacular views of Clayoquot Sound and Strathcona Mountains in Tofino.


In this camp, you will surf alongside your surf coach each morning, develop your technique and style by watching a video of your surf sessions, and leave with a pro photo package of you in the surf. Pacific Surf School will teach you the fundamentals of surf forecasting (how to read winds, waves, and tides) so you will forever know where to surf and when.

Their pre-surf breakfasts will ensure that you are fueled up and ready to shred, and when you return home stoked and salty, they will have your lunch ready and waiting. Included dinners will be prepared for you in their gourmet kitchen and served "family-style" at the harvest table. Nights off can be spent enjoying one of Tofino's world-renowned restaurants for dinner or you are welcome to hit the grocery store and chef it up in the kitchen.

Yoga sessions are also offered from Monday to Friday, to help you stretch your muscle for surfing. This camp is suitable for everyone from complete beginners to intermediate surfer.

Sample schedule

Arrive (Sunday)

Arrive in Tofino on Sunday evening. Check-in begins at 16:00.

Day 1 (Monday)

Meet your host Drew for breakfast at 08:00. He will fill you in on everything that is to come. After breakfast, you will meet your surf coach, Allan Pearson. Then it is time to get suited up and go surfing until noon. After lunch, Drew and Yogi will take everyone for a walk through the beaches and forests of Pacific Rim National Park.

Day 2 (Tuesday)

After breakfast you will meet Allan for your 09:00 lesson. Today is all about reading the waves, winds, and tides, then you will surf and shoot video. Tuesday afternoon is set aside for a free time. Spend it by relaxing at the house or for an additional charge you can head out whale watching, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, or visit the coast to Hot Springs Cove.

Day 3 (Wednesday)

After breakfast you will meet Allan at 09:00 to review your surf footage from yesterday. You will get to watch everyone's best waves and get some solid tips to help you improve your surfing (one hour). Then you will hit the surf again and shoot some more video (two hours). On Wednesday afternoon, Drew will take you on another adventure in Pacific Rim National Park so you can be blown away by the old-growth forest and endless, surf-filled beaches!

Day 4 (Thursday)

Watch the footage from yesterday’s surf and get some pointers from your surf coach (one hour) and then hit the surf until lunch time (two hours). Into the rhythm of this mellow week yet or what? The afternoon is open, so you can do whatever you like. Sleep, surf again, hike, bike, visit Tofino Brew Co., read a surf magazine or soak in the hot tub. Anything!

Day 5 (Friday)

It is the last day of surfing and you are going to spend a full three hours in the water shredding! Head out the back and glide along a few green waves with your new friends before heading back for lunch. After lunch, it is time for another expedition into the rainforest of Pacific Rim National Park with your Tofino travel guide. You will have a great family dinner at the surf house to celebrate an awesome week of surfing in Tofino!

Depart (Saturday)

Spend a relaxed Saturday morning and eat breakfast with all your new friends before packing up. Check-out is at 11:00.

Included excursions

A guided excursion to the rainforest of Pacific Rim National Park is included in the price.


Allan is the team motivator with enough energy for everyone and more to spare for you! Allan has graced lots of countries on his travels including; Indonesia, Japan, Australia, Mexico, and now Tofino. Allan also happens to be the shop mechanic and that has proven to be very useful as surf vehicles can be as unreliable as Tofino weather, lucky they've got Allan to depend on.


This surf camp will take place in Tofino, British Columbia, Canada.



  • Hiking nearby
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing


  • Café nearby
  • Hammock
  • Restaurant nearby


Daily breakfasts, lunches, and three dinners are included in the price.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

On your free time, you can go for a hike, bike or just wander around to explore the local surroundings of Tofino!

Spa treatments

Post-surf massage session is included in the price.

What's included

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Beach cruiser bike with surf rack
  • Board and wetsuit
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and 3 dinners
  • Local transportation
  • Morning surf coaching
  • Post-surf massage session
  • Surf photo package
  • Surf prize pack and trees planted in protected rainforest restoration areas
  • Tours of Tofino and Pacific Rim National Park
  • Video analysis sessions
  • Yoga sessions

What's not included

  • Additional activities or excursions
  • Additional meals and drinks
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Driving directions from Nanaimo

  • Take the ferry from Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal in West Vancouver to Departure Bay in Nanaimo.
  • Follow BC-19 North to the famous BC-4 West and drive until you reach Tofino.
  • Your destination is Jamie's Rainforest Inn located at 1258 Pacific Rim Highway.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Tofino/Long Beach Airport (YAZ). Pacific Surf School - Canada will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

Arrival by bus from Nanaimo via Vancouver

  • Take the 8:30 a.m. ferry from Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal in West Vancouver to Departure Bay in Nanaimo.
  • Exit the terminal in Nanaimo and board the Tofino Bus out front. Exit the bus at Cox Bay Info Centre in Tofino.
  • Travelling time is approximately 4 hours.

Arrival by bus from Victoria

  • Catch the 2:25 p.m. Tofino Bus from Ocean Island Inn located at 791 Pandora Avenue in downtown Victoria.
  • Exit the bus at Cox Bay Info Centre in Tofino.
  • Travelling time is approximately 6 hours.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 60 days before arrival.
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