2017 Paddle Canada SUP courses are here

January 20th, 2017

Canada’s most comprehensive Paddleboarding Courses

Explore new areas of Tofino and advance your Stand Up Paddleboarding with Canada’ s best.

There’s nothing quite like paddling in Tofino.  Located on Vancouver Island’s west coast; easy access to un-crowded surf, pristine scenic paddling, calm inlet waters, tidal currents and exposed coastal paddling, whatever you’re looking for it can be found on this peninsula located in Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Park that we call home.

T’ashii Paddle School’s expertise is delivering top level paddling instruction for all levels. Want to learn how to catch your first waves? Or carve on bigger waves? Or try our your first overnight paddleboarding camping trip? We’ve got a course for you.

T’ashii Paddle School, Tofino’s  local First Nations owned paddling and outdoor education provider brings you Paddle Canada courses ingrained with local knowledge and expertise of paddling in this world class paddling destination .  Course content is created by Paddle Canada instructor trainer Emre Bosut and courses are taught by Emre and Glen Pearson.

Our philosophy; learn by doing. Being on the water is the best classroom.  Our courses will maximize your water time, bring you to some of the most beautiful paddling destinations and allow you to learn new  skills in a controlled environment. Get a Paddle Canada certification and learn from the best local instructors.

Here’s what we have lined up for 2017:

Follow the links to learn more or book online. And if you’re interested in a customized group course don’t hesitate to get in touch .info@swelltofino.com

SUP Surf Courses with video feedback (Paddle Canada SUP Surf Certified)

Catch waves on a stand up paddleboard. SUP surfing level 1 takes you from learning the basics of surfing to being able to pick out better waves and get longer rides. SUP surfing level 2 offers instruction for those already catching waves confidently but are looking at stepping up their game. New this year, all our SUP surfing courses will incorporate video feedback.
SUP surfing Level 1 Dates:
June 19 July 8 – 9
SUP surfing Level 2 Date:
May 13-14 


SUP Touring Level 1 (Paddle Canada Certified) – $299+GST)

tofino supExplore a little deeper into Clayoquot Sound. SUP Touring is about getting more remote and enjoying  a full day on the water while learning navigation techniques, chart reading, and how to work with the ocean terrain such as paddling in tidal currents or swell.

SUP Touring 1 Date:
July 15-16


SUP Multi-Day Camping (Paddle Canada SUP Touring level 2)- 3 days on Vargas Island $599+GST.

The ultimate SUP touring experience. Self support multi-day camping on Vargas Island. Pristine sand beaches, rainforest, and open ocean, paddling with everything you need strapped to your paddleboard. This is not a hard core trip, just a great way to learn the logistics of a self support multi day touring and an awsome way to get away from it all.

SUP Touring 2 Date:
Sept 15 – 17


SUP Instructor Courses – Advanced Flatwater Instructor, SUP Surf Instructor, and SUP Touring Instructor courses

tofino paddleBecome a Paddle Canada certified stand up paddleboard instructor. T’ashii’s instructor courses provide lesson plans, teaching material, emergency rescue practice and ongoing support (after the completion of the course). Courses are taught by instructor trainer Emre Bosut. Beyond our set course dates we have the ability to deliver customized instructor courses particularly suited for group staff training. Interested in organizing an instructor course? Please get in touch. 250 266 3787 or info@swelltofino.com

PC SUP Instructor Dates:
SUP surf instructor – Fall 2017 – Please inquire about future dates.
SUP Touring 1 Instructor – May 4-5
SUP Touring 2 Instructor – May 6-8
SUP Advanced Flatwater Instructor – May 27, 28

Looking forward to paddling with you this season! – Emre