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“Loved the lesson!”

Pacific Surf School
Ranked #6 of 51 Tours in Tofino
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 13, 2014

Our lesson with Jamie was amazing! Check in at the shop was quick (signed wavers, paid), and we were provided with directions to the beach - you will need your own transportation to the beach, but the instructor will meet you there with all of the necessary gear. Our lesson began with a brief intro to surfing, including a talk about safety and general surfing tips. Jamie was fantastic - cool, energetic, and was on hand and ready to provide tips and suggestions which really helped to improve my skills and technique! Overall my group had a blast and my first surfing experience was a memorable one - our lesson was totally worth it!

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Reviewed July 3, 2014

My wife and I booked a lesson during our Tofino stay at the end of Jun 2014.

All the equipment was organized in advance by Pacific Surf. All we had to do was meet the van at north Chesterman Beach and get issued our wetsuits and boards.

The day was overcast and periodically rainy, but it wasn't cold at all, especially in the wetsuits. Our instructors -- Jaime and Adam -- were clearly enthusiastic about surfing. With humour and clear instructions they led us through the paces of surfing before turning us loose in the water off Chesterman Beach.

Once in the water they wandered from student to student providing constant encouragement and feedback. The whole experience was so fun for my wife and I that we decided then and there to rent equipment and come back for another day of wave riding.

The only (minor) complaint I had was that the business needs to coordinate their administration. We were told by the field staff that we could get a ten percent discount on rentals since we had taken lessons with them, but the storefront staff denied that when we asked about it.

However, the storefront staff then told us that we could have received a ten percent discount on the lessons because we were staying at a partner business -- the Bella Pacifica campground. We didn't know this in advance though and it wasn't mentioned on their website that I could find. Nor did the staff tell us this when we were booking our lessons in advance of our arrival at Tofino.

Nor could they give a retroactive refund, because we had booked online not through them.

Not a dealbreaker for us, more of an annoyance.

Thoroughly recommended...

Thank Mike_Laplante
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

We signed up for the Family Surf Lessons and had a blast with our instructor Matt. Matt was able to provide a balanced lesson for both the beginner and intermediate surfers in our group. He was very attentive and supportive with the youngest (8 years old) surfer in our group, and also provided helpful tips for the surfers in our group with a bit more experience. We all left with the surf bug, and we will be back with Pacific Surf Co soon. The Family package provided great value, and allowed us to surf as a group of 5 with the support of an instructor.

Thank Kirsten H
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Reviewed June 20, 2014

We had a lot of fun surfing in the rain! The rain definitely didn't make a difference as we were so wet already. We were in a Learn to Surf class of about 6 people, and the instructor was great at providing individual attention to each of us. We learned the basics as a group and then we all tried to surf until our arms and legs could move no longer. I'll definitely do some push ups as prep for any future surfing trips!

Thank Sapphire_Daisy
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Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

We had a totes rad time with Manu at the Pacific Surf School in Tofino. He clearly knows his stuff, and is an excellent teacher.

Thank Adam P
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