Surfing Lessons and Surf Rentals in Tofino

Tofino's favourite surf school and rental company. Surfboard, Paddleboard, Wetsuit and Bike rentals plus all your beach needs at two locations in Tofino. Find us year round at Hotel Zed or May to September at Mackenzie Beach Resort.

Learn to Surf in Tofino

Join the best Surf Lesson in Tofino. Group surfing or private surfing lessons are available to book online.

Surf Lessons
Tofino surfboard rental

Rent Boards, Bikes and Gear

Surfboard, paddleboard, wetsuit, and bike rentals available. Book online or come by any of our two locations.

Tofino Surf Rentals

A passion for experiential learning

Emre Bosut, owner of Swell Tofino, is passionate about sharing his love for learning and the ocean. It's surfing that led Emre to Tofino, and his passion for lifelong experiential learning is the backbone of Swell Tofino, creating a friendly and positive environment for everyone to share a love of outdoor learning and stoke for playing and learning from the ocean.

New Year New Waves Tips

Its 2024 and we have a whole new year of waves and fun on the cards. The water is still cold but we have had some really nice warm air temps over the last few days. Surfing in January and Feburary in Tofino is super rewarding but can take a little bit more work. We […] Read more
Swell Tofino
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Carrie MacDonaldCarrie MacDonald
21:19 26 Jan 23
I'm a nervous newbie surfer who opted for a winter lesson and I am so glad I went for it! Randy was an incredible instructor - he took the time to explain everything thoroughly and helped ease any worries we might have. I felt safe, supported, and after a few waves I even built up some confidence! Thanks for a great experience 🤙
Arianne DicksonArianne Dickson
17:48 05 Aug 22
Fabulous experience! We booked a few weeks in advance and the day off was super cold wet and rainy even in late July and we were actually really dreading going. Once we got in the water we were SHOCKED how warm the wet suit keeps you! It was actually warmer in the water than sitting on the sand. A ton of fun, there was only 4 in our group so we got lots of 1 on 1 with the instructor and overall we were so happy we went!
Mark GreatrixMark Greatrix
00:24 01 Aug 22
This was my first time out in the waves and the staff and instructors were amazing! Very good equipment, training lessons and in water guidance made this a wonderful experience! Hotel Zed provides a relaxing after surf experience with a great Roaring coffee shop.
Haley RobinsonHaley Robinson
20:39 01 May 22
Amazing service from all the staff we met at Swell this past week.Easy gear rental (lots of sizes and options for wet suits, surf boards, and any accessory you could need), friendly staff, quick process. We were assisted by a lovely employee from Brazil and he was fantastic (wish I had his name to recognize more publically).I was able to find a size 16 women's wet suit (often not available) that they let me takehome to try on. I played in the waves with a body board and had a blast while my partner and his friend surfed with gear from them as well.Will absolutely recommend this shop to anyone looking to rent in the Tofino area!
Nestor KnellwolfNestor Knellwolf
02:39 01 Feb 22
First time on a surf ever, and that was truly a blast!! Thanks again very much to Felipe who did make us feel less stupid as we were real beginners, really nice experience with a great teacher!Great value for the price!!