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Surf Sister Surf School

Address: 625 Campbell St., Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
Phone Number: 250-725-4456
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English first
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

It was time for our youngest to have a surf lesson. After spending time out on this coast every single year, with a group of families, our kids have grown up playing in the surf as an annual tradition. When they reach a certain age/ size/ physical maturity/ coordination, they are ready to move up to surf boards. A 3... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I highly recommend taking lessons with Surf Sister. My instructor, Kate, was excellent. She took the time to observe me, thought about what I was struggling with, and offered advice that made perfect sense. I was up and riding the waves by the end of the first lesson. It was incredibly fun and I cannot wait to go back for... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

When I signed up for surfing lessons I really wasn't sure if it was something I would enjoy. They base the wet suit on your weight and mine was quite small, however I quickly got over that. I was nervous about going into the ocean, but it was such an amazing experience. I never thought surfing was something I would... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Not sure if this is the correct use of the vernacular, but it seems fitting. Loved it, my partner and I both had a great time and learned everything we need to know in order to achieve surfing enlightenment. I was always put off by the idea of surf instruction, and thought it was more of a self-disciplined, learn the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I completed a 3-day surf camp through Nicole from Surf Sister. She was the bomb! Her lessons were simple yet packed with valuable information. The feedback she provided during and after the lessons were also amazing, helping me get the technique just right. I would definitely recommend booking through Surf Sister for any of your surfing needs! I will also... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We booked a family lesson (2.5 hours) to learn to surf. The time flew by so fast. We really enjoyed the lesson - it was a bit hands off (but I think that just getting out and trying it was part of the point), but I (the most nervous of the group) didn't feel pushed - our instructor was fine... More 

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Tofino, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I booked a private lesson for my daughter and she loved it! She said it was the best day ever, with the best instructor ever! Lindsay, our instructor, walked her through the safety, the basics and then spent the rest of the lesson making sure she had a great time and loves surfing.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

We booked nine persons' family package at 1:30, at 12:15, we know we are going to be late, ( Cause we scheduled whale watching in the morning).we called their store to notify them, nobody answered the phone, we still trying, until 1:20, someone picked up the phone, and said that's fine just arrived ASAP, so we had a quick lunch... More 

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SurfSisterTofino, Manager at Surf Sister Surf School, responded to this review

My apologies that you were not satisfied. There was some miscommunication as the product you received was not what you were looking for. Your party had signed up for a private lesson, which is typically 2.5 hours long. You were told to arrive at 1:00pm and your party arrived after 2:00pm. If you are to show up late for the... More 

Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great instructor on the Day Two group (only 4 in the group), using sand to make diagrams and explain the wave formations and direction of surf. Most information I have ever received from a lesson and we've been all around the world (Hawaii, Costa Rica, Huntington Beach, Los Cabos, etc). Highly recommend! for MEN and Women not just girls!

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Almost first-time surfers, we took the group beginners class. Amy, our instructor, was upbeat and very helpful. She went over basic rules, safety concerns, etc. and then we spent the rest of the 3-hour lesson in the water, learning to surf. They provide wetsuits and boards. The instructor spent time with every participant, making sure to provide tips on how... More 

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