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Welcome to the 7th Annual West Coast SUP Symposium  | Sept 25 & 26, 2021| Tofino BC

The West Coast's Annual Stand-Up Paddleboarding adventure weekend.

Two Days of SUP Surfing and Touring in Tofino BC.

Meet other paddlers, expand your paddling skills, and experience the best paddling on the west coast.



Presented by: South Island SUP and Swell Paddle + Surf (formerly T'ashii)


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A special SUP event in Tofino. A weekend of paddleboard surfing and touring clinics, a beach BBQ, and prizes!

Open to Paddle Canada instructors and other stand up paddleboard enthusiasts (participants should have Paddle Canada Advanced Flatwater SUP Skills accreditation or equivalent experience and knowledge. Contact Swell Paddle + Surf (formerly T'ashii) or South Island SUP to take an Advanced SUP Skills course before the symposium if  needed)

$79/person online registration ($89/person at the door) includes 2 days of paddling clinics and evening events. 

Location: Mackenzie Beach Campground in Tofino BC.

Book online: Sign up now to ensure availability.

Not included: Accommodation (you can add-on a campsite at Mackenzie Beach Resort at check-out), transportation, and food (except for the sweet BBQ on Sat evening).

Extra: Need gear? Touring SUPs, Surf SUPs, wetsuits, and PFD's available to rent. Choose the gear you need on the check out.

Organize your own accommodation: We can recommend camping at Mackenzie Beach Resort/Campground where the event will be held.



Activities: All skill clinics will cater to a variety of levels of experience, with multiple instructors.

FRI – (arrival and opening!)

3pm to 6pm - check in to your accommodation in Tofino. Participants must organize their own accommodation. We can recommend booking a camping spot at Bella Pacifica.

6pm to 7pm - REGISTRATION at MACKENZIE BEACH CAMPGROUND, come find our campsite. We will sign waivers and confirm the plan and meeting location for the next day's clinics.

**All participants will need to sign liability waivers. The Swell waiver can be seen here and signed electronically at checkout. The Paddle Canada waiver can be seen here (you don't have to print these we will have copies for you to sign).

SAT – (morning surfing, afternoon touring)

8:00 am – 9:00 am Introductions + Paddle Canada info session for Instructors: program changes, best practices, new teaching techniques, administration and a review of the standards for each skill level. MANDATORY FOR INSTRUCTOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDIT. Location: South Chesterman parking lot (also our meeting spot before surfing)

9:00am – 12:30pm SUP Surfing (SUP surfing level 1 or 2) meeting at South Chesterman Parking lot.

12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch Break

2:00pm – 5:30pm Special SUP Touring: Practical Navigation techniques. Circumnavigation of Stubbs Island ecological reserve. Launch and return to Bella Pacifica.

6:00pm Dinner Event: BBQ on the Beach, bring your own protein/meat. RAFFLE PRIZES

SUN – (Beach day! Surfing + some touring if you'd like)

10:00 am – 2:00 pm A day to enjoy the beach. We'll spend the day at south chesterman mostly surfing, there will be the option to also go for a tour from the beach.

Stay connected and spread the word:

We will be posting updates on the facebook event page, it's also a great way to invite friends!

MON - (Not part of Symposium) 

Emre Bosut will be running a one of a kind Paddle Canada SUP surfing level 2 skills course. (Advanced SUP surfing with Video Feedback) $100+gst


Please make sure you have the skills to get the most out of this event. The clinics are not geared toward first time paddlers. All participants must have Paddle Canada Advanced Flat water paddling Skills or equivalent experience.

Being able to paddle forward efficiently in choppy or windy condition and maneuver your board effectively are important skills to have to get the most out of the surfing and touring on the west coast!

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Swell Paddle + Surf  -  250 266 3787 -

South Island SUP  Brian Raymer  778 679 1423

West Coast SUP Symposium held at Bella Pacifica Camp ground in Tofino BC, Map:


Thank you to our sponsors!


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