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The Surf Club @ Long Beach Lodge

Surfing has been a major pastime and lifestyle choice for many year-round Tofino residents. Now, more and more visitors are experiencing the joys of surfing on our wild West Coast. And best of all, Long Beach Lodge Resort is located right on Cox Bay Beach, one of the best surfing beaches in Canada!

Facilities | Surf/SUP Lessons | Costs & Times | Rentals | Souvenir Photography

Long Beach Lodge Resort's Surf Club Adventure Centre is a one-of-a-kind facility, a first in Canada, and it will set a new standard for the surfing world. This spa-like facility is open during the day to all visitors to the Tofino area who wish to experience the professional, customized surf instruction of  the Resort's Surf Club. During the evening Resort guests will have exclusive access to the outdoor hot tub, sauna, showers and change rooms.

Tofino awarded BEST SURF TOWN in North America by Outside Magazine 2010

The Surf Club Adventure Centre facilities & services include:

  • booking centre for:
    • on-site surf  instruction & equipment rentals
    • stand up paddleboard (SUP) flat water lessons (held at MacKenzie Beach)
    • LBLR Marine Adventures... daily ocean excursions exclusive to Resort guests
  • luxurious change rooms & showers with lockers
  • sauna
  • in-ground outdoor hot tub
  • cappuccino bar
  • fireplace
  • gift shop
the girls head out for a surf lesson with long beach lodge...
...and then enjoy the hot tub, sauna, cappuccino bar & gift shop!

Surf Instruction

The Surf Club at Long Beach Lodge Resort offers customized surf instruction, like no other. We are proud to say that it is the highest quality surf experience available in Tofino, with top quality gear.

Surf Club instruction is available for the young and old (ages six and up), beginners to experts. All our local instructors are certified by the Royal Lifesaving Society of Canada and personalize the lesson to your level. With Cox Bay Beach right on our doorstep and known world-wide for its quality beach break, why wouldn't you join the Club?

All our lessons are a private customized 2.5 hour lesson which means that you decide the pace and level of instruction. You are also able to decide the number of people in your lesson (maximum of 5 per instructor for ages 13+); arrangements can be made for larger groups. No hassles... it is the most efficient way to get into the water having fun! We help to alleviate the struggles that we all go through learning such a difficult unique sport and we provide all of the equipment you will need, right on-site.

Long Beach Lodge is known as “the lodge that surfs.” Come share the ocean with us.

now offering stand up paddleboarding (sup) lessons...

Surf & SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Lesson Costs & Times..

 Surf Lesson & Equipment Rental Costs...

  • $189 for a 2.5 hour private surf lesson for a group of up to 5 people
  • $39 for equipment rentals for each person (includes board, wetsuit and booties)
  • taxes & gratuities not included

Surf Lesson Times...

  • 10:00am daily (November to March)
  • 10:00am & 2:00pm daily (March to June and September to October)  
  • Sunrise, 9:00am, 12:30pm, 3:30pm, & Sunset daily (July to September)
  • please note lessons are weather dependent

SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Lesson & Equipment Rental Costs...

  • $289 for a 3. 5 hour private lesson  for a group of up to 5 people. All must be over 13 yrs old.
  • $39 per rental per day (includes wetsuit, board, paddle and booties)
  • best conditions & preferred lesson time in am (wind must be under 10knots). Lessons held at McKenzie or Chesterman beach
  • taxes & gratuities not included

Capture the Memories... Souvenir Photography

Why not head home with a collection of professional digital photographs of your surfing experience? Photographer Marcus Paladino will be on-site to capture your surfing memories. Starting May 1, 2013, Marcus may be pre-booked for a full photographic package of your surf lesson, or you may meet at The Surf Club Adventure Centre at 5pm (subject to change - please confirm on the date of your lesson) to check out a slide show of ALL the days lessons. Group and individual photographs will be available for purchase at this time.


  • Full Photography Package: $49 (includes up to 10 digital photos)
  • Group or Individual photos purchased at end-of-day slide show presentation: $20 each

The Photographer...

Photographer Marcus Paladino was raised on Vancouver Island, and has been capturing moments since his early teens. After graduating from NIC's Professional Photography Program, he spent the summer here in Tofino and hasn't looked back since. Marcus' work can be found in various action sports publications, or on his website/blog.

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What an experience... I'm hooked! I couldn't stand sitting in the Great Room & watching the surfers any longer so signed up for a lesson with The Surf Club. Having never attempted this crazy sport, I really wasn't too sure what I was getting myself into but was told that I would be SAFE, WARM & have A TON OF FUN. It's all true! Imagine being warm while surfing in the cold waters of the Pacific Ocean in December! Try it... you'll get hooked too!!