March 15th, 2021

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Surf and Recreation Program Leader

Swell Tofino is looking for an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Surf and Recreation Program Leader to join our amazing team to continue delivering outstanding customer service while sharing our passion through rentals and surf instructions, as well as providing guidance and leading our surf instructor crew.

About us

Fun Compassionate Surf  And Outdoor Education Is What We’re About.

Swell Tofino is an outdoor education company that provides courses, lessons, and rentals with a focus on enjoying the ocean and the outdoors around Tofino. We provide surfboard, paddleboard and bike rentals, along with daily surfing and paddleboarding lessons. Owner Emre Bosut teaches first aid in the area and provides guide training courses in surfing and stand up paddleboarding.

We strive to provide the best quality education when it comes to the ocean and outdoor learning. Emre brings his knowledge and experience from being an outdoor leader throughout his professional career. Starting off in summer camps, leading multi day canoe and kayak trips, raft guiding, whitewater kayak instructing, sea kayak guiding and developing a previous outdoor business T’ashii Paddle School.

Learning While Having Fun In The Water And The Outdoors Is Our Passion.

We’re a team that loves to share our Tofino Beach Life through rentals and instruction. We hope to share our passion while continuing to grow and learn with the new energy that life and the ocean provides.

Job Duties

  • Train and supervise surf + paddleboard instructors.
  • Schedule activities with a good knowledge of swell and forecasts, maintaining records and preparing reports.
  • Instruct recreational surf and paddleboard lessons and enforce safety rules, providing assistance and first aid when required.
  • Demonstrate and instruct surfing and paddleboarding for individuals and groups.
  • Assemble surf, paddle and bike equipment, ensuring they are excellent condition.
  • Maintain, repair, and keep equipment in professional working order including surfing equipment, paddling equipment, bikes, safety equipment, and first aid supplies.
  • Keep logs of weather conditions and equipment maintenance, maintain records of guests paperwork and prepare reports for inventory maintenance.
  • Provide outstanding customer service.
  • Attend to projects and needs of the company related to any retail or maintenance.


  • Secondary school diploma.
  • First Aid & CPR & LifeSaving certificate.
  • ISA lvl 1 certificate for surf instruction.
  • Demonstrate the ability to surf and paddleboard at an instructional level.
  • Extensive experience in surf + paddle boarding instruction techniques, safety and weather forecasting.
  • Knowledge and ability to lead outdoor activities pertaining to a wide range of age groups.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with ability to deal with people in a professional manner.
  • Experience in conflict resolution, and the ability to handle inappropriate behaviour and challenging group dynamics.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, enthusiasm and positive attitude.
  • Basic computer skills including Google workplace, MS work.
  • BC Driver’s License “Class 5” is preferred.
  • Good organizational and planning skills.

Location of work: Tofino, British Columbia

Hours: 40 hours / week

Job Type: Regular Full-time

Salary: $20.00 per hour

Start Date: December 15, 2021

Posting Date: October 01, 2021

Closing Date: November 31, 2021


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. This is a general list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Other related duties may be assigned in keeping with the general nature of the position required of personnel so classified.

Swell Tofino encourages all qualified individuals to apply by submitting their cover letter and resume by email to We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.



Surf  Instructor and Rental Shop Attendant (Staff accommodation available)

$18/hour full time for first time instructors. Comes with staff accommodation in Tofino.

$20/hour for experienced instructors. Comes with staff accommodation in Tofino.

Teach beginner to intermediate surf lessons, and also train to lead paddleboarding tours. Surf and Paddleboard instructors are leaders in the ocean learning environment and are responsible for providing a fun and creative ocean experience; making guests feel at ease in the water.

This position comes with guaranteed full time work and requires helping out with surfing rentals at both our beach location at Mackenzie Beach Resort and our inlet location at Hotel Zed.

Skills and/or training should exhibit:

Professional, creative, energetic personality.

Responsible, punctual and well organized.

Outgoing and customer service oriented.

Teaching, Coaching and/or Instruction skills

Surfing or paddleboarding experience (2 or more years of personal experience)

Required Certifications:

First Aid and CPR-C

Bronze Cross (or higher level of lifesaving)

Valid driver’s license (an asset)

Cell phone

To apply please send resume and cover letter to