A lifetime of paddling and surf experience. Over 9 years of operation in Tofino. Fun compassionate surf and outdoor education is what we’re about.
Emre Bosut owner and creator of Swell Tofino (Swell Education Ltd. | Swell Paddle + Surf Tofino) has been on the pursuit of surf for most of his life. Swell is the latest way for Emre to share his passion for being in the ocean.
Swell Tofino actually started off as T’ashii Paddle School with origins of the company dating back to 2012 when Emre and Tsimka Martin began offering Paddling and outdoor education for tourism and locals. In 2019 the paddleboarding, surfing and first aid products of T’ashii were moved over to Emre’s new company Swell Education Ltd.
Learning while having fun in the water and the outdoors is our passion.
2021 is an exciting year at Swell. We’re now open in two locations. AT THE BEACH (at Mackenzie Beach Resort) and ON THE INLET (at Hotel Zed) offering surfing and paddleboarding lessons and surfing, paddleboarding and bike rentals to meet all your beach needs. We’re excited to help you live the Tofino Beach Life through rentals and instruction so we can share our passion while continuing to grow and learn with the new energy that life and the ocean provides.
Meet Our Team:
Owner, Surfer, Paddle Canada Instructor Trainer and Red Cross first aid instructor. Paddling and surfing has accompanied Emre on his journey through life. It Started off in a whitewater kayak searching for waves along the shores of Lake Ontario where he grew up in Burlington. It's been a long and exciting journey, working across the country and internationally as a guide and instructor, to his current home in Tofino BC, where the waves are much bigger. One thing that hasn't changed is Emre's love of being on the water, which today is usually on a paddleboard or surfboard.
Emre is passionate about instruction and learning along with people. He is excited to be developing Canada's most comprehensive SUP and Surf instruction resources drawing upon his instructional expereince of working as an instructor and guide throughout is processional life. Emre's past experience includes instructing guiding programs (the COLT Program, Canadian Outdoor Leadership Training), Whitewater kayak instruction with Madawaska Kanu Center, Sea Kayak guiding in Clayoquot Sound with Paddle West Kayaking, first aid instructing as a Canadian Red Cross first aid instructor and most recently a Paddle Canada SUP Instructor Trainer and chair of the Paddle Canada SUP development committee.
Emre is always stoked to share his love for catching waves and learning in the outdoors. If he's not figuring new ways to share the world of paddling and surfing with others, you know where he can be found: In the surf.
Originating from Belgium, Laurenz always needed to travel to fulfill his passions of surfing and snowboarding. His surfing started on the world famous beaches of Hossegor in France. He then moved to live in Sydney Australia where Avalon Beach became his 'go to' spot and a trip to Bali was inevitable. He later lived the absolute vanlife in New-Zealand spending most of his time in Whangamata and Raglan! You would almost think he is a great surfer, but you might get disappointed. That is why you will most likely find him hiding behind the computer at the Swell Office.
Recreation and Program Manager
Proudly born and raised in Newfoundland, Sand is an enthousiast of everything outdoorsy. While travelling the world, he spent most of his time doing the things he loves the most. This goes from Surfing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, to whitewater rafting and many many more!
Head Surf Instructor
If you've spotted a girl with dreadlocks and a huge smile on her face shredding at a beach in tofino, you know you've met Bridget Broussard. Hailing from the east coast, Bridget grew up in the water. Her love of the ocean developed as a child when her family would often spend the entire summer camped out on the beach in rural Nova Scotia. After moving to Tofino when she was 18, she discovered her passion for surfing. Since then, her life has revolved around the sport. She spent 2 years honing her skills at some of the finest breaks in Australia before moving back to the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island to develop her skills as an instructor. Qualified with the International Surf Association as a level 1 surf instructor, her passion shines through in her teaching and she is always stoked to pass on the wisdom and knowledge that she has acquired over the past 8 years in the swell.
Recreation and Program Leader
Fellipe is our Brazilian team member. At the age of just 5 years old he started his surfing life on the beaches of São Paulo in Brazil. With a surf carreer in mind he moved to Tofino to experience the cold water surfing. In the winter you will likely see him with 3 sweaters on and still complaining it is too cold, but he fell in love with the wetsuit surf life and decided to stick around and became one of the best surf instructors we have.