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About Westside Surf School
At WESTSIDE SURF, we are at the cutting edge of surf teaching. Utilizing the most advanced techniques developed by over two decades of teaching by director SEPP BRUHWILER Canada's Internationally Known Professional Surfer. We are one of the only family run and family oriented surf school's in Canada; specializing in Family Lessons that are geared towards kids under the age of 13. Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Surf lessons, Progressive 2 Day Surf Camps, Private Group Lessons, as well as Private One on One Coaching. You can find all of your surf lesson and rental needs under one roof. This allows you to find the best surf lesson/rental packages in town. We stock some of the highest quality surf gear for rent and for our students on all our lessons. Our staff adheres to strict quality standards of "if we wouldn't wear it, we don't rent it". Our stock of suits will make sure you stay warm while having fun on our fleet of surfboards, from 5'0" to 10', plus a great selection of boogies and skim boards. There is something for everyone at Westside Surf.Westside Surf is situated in the beautiful village of Tofino, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Consistent waves, clear water and spectacular scenery all add to the experience of learning how to surf in a safe and friendly environment. Located at the first four way stop in Tofino, at Cedar Corner.
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siljel78 wrote a review Aug 2018
Whistler, Canada9 contributions1 helpful vote
We booked a beginner lesson and had good fun trying to figure out the basics of surfing. Equipment was beginner-friendly; they didn’t seem to have many shoe sizes left for booties (our lesson was in the afternoon so maybe in the morning there are more options to pick from). Bit chaotic when we got fitted with equipment because the group for our lesson was fairly large and the shop space is rather small. The actual lesson could have been better and we were a bit disappointed. We had two instructors for eleven people. They briefly explained the basics on the beach and then sent us off into the water to maximise surfing time (which was great). But while we were on the water, we had hoped for a bit more actual instruction, pointers, tips on what we were doing wrong, when exactly to start paddling etc. We are aware that when learning a sport like surfing the main thing is practice/doing it over and over again to figure things out, but we felt a bit left alone as the instructors were chatting with each other a lot and/or didn’t seem to pay much attention to the group and how their students were doing/improving. Nice guys, but a bit more actual teaching wouldn't hurt.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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DKFH wrote a review Aug 2018
Somerset, United Kingdom34 contributions7 helpful votes
We rented 2 boards and wetsuits. We were really impressed with the customer service and the quality of goods. We had a great day on Chesterman beach surfing.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Nisgatreaty wrote a review Aug 2017
Vancouver, Canada12 contributions13 helpful votes
Had some people bail on a group lesson so ended up having a private lesson at North Chesterman Beach with Raphael - great instruction and overall nice dude. He was attentive and answered all of my questions, was supportive and helped me improve over my first lesson / first time surfing over +/- 3 hours. Thanks for the experience, would recommend!
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Glen J wrote a review Aug 2017
Markham, Canada7 contributions8 helpful votes
We all really wanted to try surfing and after calling around we decided to book with westside and we are very glad we did. Our instructor Omar was very patient and friendly. He took time with each of us and made sure that we felt comfortable in the water. All of us managed to get up at least once, which is something we were not expecting at all. Highly recommend Westside Surf School for lessons, great quality for the cost and the staff are really friendly and helpful.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Jacofski wrote a review Mar 2017
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Taylor was a very kind instructor. We only spent a few minutes on the beach for theory. After that we went into the water. It was a great experience. I would do it again at any time. The instructor was supporting us very well and he spared no effort. He swam outside with me to get a bigger wave and stayed there with me to help me with catching the wave. We all got at thick wetsuit, boots, gloves and a hat so you'll get not cold in the water. Taylor der Surflehrer was super nett und hat keine Mühe gescheut. Er ist mit mir weiter rausgeschwommen und hat mir geholfen eine der großen und schnellen Wellen zu erwischen. Man wird mit Neoprenanzug, Stiefeln, Handschuhen und Mütze ausgestattet sodass einem im Wasser nie kalt wird.
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Date of experience: March 2017
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