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Address: 311 Olsen Rd, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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Don't get left sitting on the beach this summer! Learn to Surf in one of...

Don't get left sitting on the beach this summer! Learn to Surf in one of our Daily Lessons or Surf Camps (girls only or co-ed). Owned and operated by local professional surfer Raphael Bruhwiler.

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Parkgate Girls Surf Camp

Every year we do surf camps here for 3hrs every day and I would keep surfing forever I had so much fun and the instructors are amazing! Whether you have never surfed before or are... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2016
Langley City, Canada
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Langley City, Canada
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10 reviews
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Reviewed July 27, 2016

Every year we do surf camps here for 3hrs every day and I would keep surfing forever I had so much fun and the instructors are amazing! Whether you have never surfed before or are apro I definetly recommend going here.

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Vernon, Canada
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Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

Myself and a friend went to rent surf boards at a shop in town (have forgotten the name) and they were all out of 10' boards as it was well past noon. They recommended we visit Bruhwiler, and we are so happy we did. We were able to rent everything we needed for a half day, boards suits and booties,... More 

Thank Petracanada
Comox, Canada
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Venturing into the west coast waters to surf for the first time, we couldn't have been in better hands that with WES! He was a hoot and a fabulous instructor, serious on the 'must knows' but super entertaining with his analogies. We had never considered surfing before even though we are swimmers, but a gift certificate brought us here and... More 

Thank DiscoverAndEnjoy
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Having heard about the great surfing possibilities in Tofino, we decided to book a 3 hour surf lesson with Bruhwiler Surf School. Their reviews were good and I also found they were a bit cheaper than the other surfing schools I found on Tripadvisor. We had a very good experience. The instructor Wes was very nice, the gear was good... More 

1 Thank Limshang
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

The guys were extremely friendly and pleasant to spend time on the water with. Had a great time surfing and would recommend anyone to chose this school!

2 Thank Maria C
Calgary, Canada
1 review
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

My partner and son and I took our first ever surf lesson . We had a blast! Alex and Wes were great instructors we all got up on our boards!!! Thanks for sharing your expertise.

2 Thank Erin M
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

Wes was super laid back and really let us go when it was time. Small groups are the way to go for any kind of lesson, no waiting around. Gave a few pointers once we were getting up on our own and made the whole experience worthwhile. He didn't even mind when I called him Matt the whole lesson, ha... More 

Thank Mark D
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

Due to the time of year we went to Tofino, it was quiet so we were able to get our own private lesson with Wes. The waves were just big enough for our first lesson, and we had a blast. Wes spent some time with us on the sand going over some key things we needed to know, and then... More 

1 Thank babyblues33
Bern, Bern, Switzerland
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

Not a lot of teaching going on here. Not that I'm complaining but..... for a 2 hour lesson there is about 15 mins of teaching and the rest is up to you. I've surfed before but the waves were really intense, perhaps too intense for a beginner. If it's your first time try to book a lesson when the waves... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

We had a great guide, Marco! He made our 3 hour lesson fun and casual. Everything was done and well organized. I was very impressed and the price was the most reasonable as compared to other schools in the area.

1 Thank Amii S

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