Tofino Surf Lesson
Tofino Surf Lesson - Learn to surf with Swell Tofino
Swell Tofino's surf lesson: We make learning to surf easy with great gear, experienced and enthusiastic instructors, a new approach to surfing instruction. Our group sizes are kept at 5 students to 1 instructor. We’ll show you all the basics and give you the tools to continue on your own.
3 hour surfing lesson - roughly 1 to 1.5 hours in the water
How It Works:
Meet us at our storefront location to check-in, sign some paperwork, and get into our wetsuits. We'll then drive separately to the surfing beach (5-10 minutes). We'll bring the surfboards to the beach, but you will need to provide your own transportation.
The lesson begins when we arrive at the beach, we start off with an introduction to the surf environment, practise paddling, popping up, controlling our gear in the surf zone, and cover easy to remember safety points. After this beach talk we get in the water as a group. The instructor keeps an eye on the whole group and provides individual feedback to each student.
We take breaks as needed through the lesson. At the end of the lesson we wrap things up, saying our goodbyes in the parking lot after taking our wetsuits off and handing gear back to the surf instructors.
Age And Ability:
Group lessons are ages 13 and up. Check out our private lessons for the younger surfer.
You don’t need any previous experience. Beginner lessons are conducted in waist to chest deep water but please let us know ahead of time if you are not comfortable swimming. In the case that you're not comfortable swimming, we would recommend a private lesson so we can customize the surf conditions to your ability!
High season (March 15 to October 15) - two lesson times per day - 10:00am or 1:30pm check-in.
Winter season (October 16 to March 14) - one lesson time per day - 12:30pm check-in.
The surf lesson experience is 3 hours including check in, gearing up, introductions, beach safety talk and time in the water surfing. This translates to roughly 1 to 1.5 hours in the water surfing.
Gear rental after your lesson:
Come back and rent from any of our locations, if you've taken a lesson with us, you get 10% off any rental for the rest of your trip.
We have private lessons too:
Would you prefer a surf instructor just for you or your group? Check out our private surf lessons for ages 5+