Spring Break Surfing in Tofino

March 4th, 2022

One week till Spring Break! A well deserved break from the cold winter months and how to better spend these days of freedom than to go the beach and enjoy some early spring surfing or SUPing! Swell Tofino Mackenzie Beach reopens Our Mackenzie Beach location will open at March …

History of Surfing in Tofino

January 26th, 2022

In the early early days, Tofino was a tiny village on Vancouver Island known for its very wet and harsh weather conditions where the local spend most of their time fishing and logging. Now many years later the town is thriving as the self proclaimed ‘Surf Capital of Canada’ …

January in Tofino

January 5th, 2022

What can you do in the winter time in Tofino? A lot of businesses will temporarily close and the pace of life will slow down in the town. Not Swell Tofino, we are going to be open every day of the week in January and all the months coming …


December 9th, 2021

Swell Holiday Season It’s that time of the year again! The Holiday Season! People might think it is time for skiing and snowboarding, but not for us! Here at Swell Tofino we stay open during the cold months and provide you with the perfect winter gear to keep you …

Tofino Winter Wetsuit

December 3rd, 2021

Why do people wear wetsuits? People wear wetsuits to keep themselves warm (comfortable) and feel safer in the water while practicing certain sports! Most wetsuits are designed to do a specific exercise. Like surfing/ SUPing/ swimming/ triathlon/ diving.  How to choose which wetsuit to wear? First you need to …


November 25th, 2021

New addition to Swell Tofino in store retail section! As of now we are starting to sell Softech Surfboards. A brand of Foam top Surfboards that is supported by many famous surfers like Mason Ho, Filipe Toledo, Eric Geiselman and Sally Fitzgibbons.  Soft top or Foam top surfboards are …

Surfing in Tofino during Storm Season

November 5th, 2021

When does the surf season end in Tofino? The question we always get during our surf lessons in the fall is the following: ‘When does the surf season end ?’. The answer is that it never does. We at Swell Tofino will continue offering rentals and surf lessons during …

Winter Surf in Tofino

October 21st, 2021

Winter Surf in Tofino Winter Surf in Tofino The fall/winter are great seasons to surf in Tofino, this time of the year is when we have the bigger waves and consistent swells in town. For more experienced surfers, you can consider this season to progress and challenge yourself.  However, …

Surf lesson in Tofino

June 13th, 2021

Why learn to surf during your trip to Tofino If you want to experience the best Tofino can offer, you gotta go surfing!! If you are just taking your  first steps into surfing or even wondering how to surf, you should include a surf lesson on your Tofino to-do …

Spring Paddle Boarding Courses in Tofino

April 25th, 2019

Advanced Flatwater Instructor Sat June 1 , Sun June 2 2019 $299/person https://swelltofino.com/products/sup-instructor-advanced-flatwater/ Sup Surfing Level 1 Sat. June 15 & Sun. June 16, 2019 $299/Person https://swelltofino.com/products/sup-surfing-level-1-paddle-canada-courses/  

Used Paddle Boards for Sale in Tofino

April 11th, 2019

Used Raven Touring Stand Up Paddle Boards From Boardworks! $500+ Tax Call in or come visit us for more information Photos and dimensions included below  

The Honest Work of a Canoe Guide – Thomas Zarelli

April 10th, 2019

No matter how you start your day, we all start by putting our foot through a pant leg one at a time. Not at T’ashii. At T’ashii Paddle School those pant legs change day to day. One day you’ll be putting on regular jeans or shorts because it’s sunny …