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Address: 441 Campbell Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 250-725-2155
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Here at Pacific Surf School, we’ll have you riding the waves faster than...

Here at Pacific Surf School, we’ll have you riding the waves faster than you ever imagined! Voted #1 Surf School in Tofino, & Top 10 Surf Schools in the World (National Geographic, 2012); where else would you want to learn? We make it easy (and fun!) with group lessons, family lessons and private lessons all year long - and for all ages and skill levels. Pacific Surf School has been loving and teaching surfing on Tofino’s legendary beaches since 1998.

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Amazing Surf Experience - Fantastic Instructor & Company

My Daughter and I tried cold water surfing (-2 degrees)! I was petrified of freezing - turn out it was a great workout and a ton of fun! Our Instructor Adam was fantastic - so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
Tracy S
Vancouver, Canada

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

My Daughter and I tried cold water surfing (-2 degrees)! I was petrified of freezing - turn out it was a great workout and a ton of fun! Our Instructor Adam was fantastic - so patient and encouraging and his love of the sport and people really made him a pleasure to learn from. This company was very accommodating to... More 

Thank Tracy S
New Westminster, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We had an awesome time during the session! We've taken surf lessons before, but this one was really great. The instructor was super helpful and knowledgable. He took the time at the beginning to really teach some important surf facts regarding currents, waves, etc. That was an aspect that was interesting to learn about. We did a great warm up... More 

Thank nparolin
Grenoble, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Quality of gear was top. Rental price was reasonable for a 6 hours rental. Being able to rent for a shorter duration (specially in winter) would have been perfect. They were very nice, gave me a lot of advice on where and when are the best conditions.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Had a private lesson (2 people) here the other day. I've only been surfing once before (and taken a lesson), but I'd have to say that the quality of instruction, gear, location and everything at Pacific Surf School was A+. We also rented gear a couple of days later to surf on our own, and they provide a roof rack... More 

Thank SlambertTravels
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Came here on a recommendation from a friend who is an experienced surfer in Tofino. Easy communications with the staff over email and prompt and friendly service in their office. Had to drive ourselves to the beach as they don't offer transportation there but no worries. Had Gavin and Adam as our excellent and positive instructors for a group of... More 

Thank robby321
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Our instructor Gavin was great. He was very patient with us and was always checking to see how we were feeling and if we had any questions. He was super personable and we felt lucky to have him. The organization of the lesson was a bit poor, we specifically booked with them because we could choose to meet at the... More 

Thank Kirsti F
TurtleSalmon, General Manager at Pacific Surf School, responded to this review

Hi Kirsti! Thank you so much for you review. We are stoked to hear that overall, you had a great lesson and great experience with our staff. We sincerely apologize that you felt that organization prior to the lesson was a bit disorganized. We are definitely working on smoothing out these kinks in our procedures, and apologize again that you... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

My teenagers are now hooked on surfing. It was the first time for all of us and our instructor, Jack, was fantastic! He broke down the skills, we practiced the skills on the beach, and then hit the waves! We had so much fun that we went back to rent equipment for the rest of the day and the next... More 

Thank Su B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I took out first surf lesson ever yesterday and had a blast! Or instructor was Jill and she was amazing! The instruction was thorough, and informative. Safety was explained to a point where we would feel comfortable going alone next time. The equipment was in great shape. Since we had a small group Jill took some pictures... More 

Thank Chelsea K
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

It was my first time surfing and I am so lucky to have Allan from Pacific Surf School as my teacher! It's not easy falling again and again, but his enthusiasm and support helped my to surf my first wave quickly! I also really appreciated learning the fundamentals of the type of waves we would surf and setting of the... More 

Thank Smashley3
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This is the second year we've had our annual girls-only camp trip and the highlight of our trip is always our surf sessions. Allan Pearson is an absolutely incredible instructor and he really helps us understand the fundamentals of the tough sport. Not only does he properly prepare us for the waves, he also gets our energy up and helps... More 

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