15° C
Live Tofino Webcam
Check Availability 1 877 844 7873

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!

NEW!  wilderness sup adventurestwo adventures in one... a marine wildlife tour & an SUP lesson in a secluded inlet.>

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 facility offers professional, customized surf  and stand up paddleboard instruction, full equipment rentals and spa-like amenities including an outdoor hot pool, 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 on our heated 12 passenger boat
    • Wilderness SUP Adventures... a marine wildlife tour and an SUP lesson combined
  • luxurious change rooms & showers with lockers
  • sauna
  • in-ground outdoor hot tub
  • cappuccino bar
  • fireplace
  • 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?

Private or Group Lessons?

We offer private customized 2.5 hour lessons 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.

We also offer a 2.5 hour "Open Session" running daily at 6pm for anyone interested in meeting new people and sharing the same great experience.

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

SUMMER SURF CAMPS @ Long beach lodge resortfive hours of surf instruction over two days... find out more!>

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

 Private Surf Lessons...

  • $189 for a 2.5 hour private 1 on 1 surf lesson
  • And if you want some of your friends or family to join in on your private lesson add $79 per person (max 5 people)
  • All surf lessons include full equipment rentals (wetsuit, booties, board)
  • Taxes & gratuities not included
Book Now

Private Surf Lesson Times...

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

Open Session Group Lessons... Available Seasonally

  • Meet some fellow surf enthusiasts in this open, 2.5 hour group lesson held daily throughout the Summer at 6pm
  • All participants must be over 13 yrs old
  • $89 per person includes full equipment rentals

SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Lessons...

  • $129 per person for a 2. 5 hour group lesson (min. 3pple / max. 5 pple). All must be over 13 yrs old.
  • All SUP lessons include full equipment rentals (wetsuit, booties, board and paddle)
  • Best conditions & preferred lesson time in am (wind must be under 10knots)
  • Lessons are held at MacKenzie or Chesterman Beach
  • Taxes & gratuities not included

Surf & SUP Equipment Rentals...

  • Surf equipment rentals...
    • $59 per person per day for soft top surfboard, wetsuit and booties
      • a reduced rate of $49 per person per day (includes board, wetsuit and booties) is available to all individuals who have taken a surf lesson with the Surf Club during their current stay and wish to get out on the water  on their own for additional days
    • $30 per person per day for soft top surfboard
    • $39 per person per day for performance surfboard
    • $30 per person per day for wetsuit and booties
  • SUP equipment rentals... $69 per person per day (includes wetsuit, board, paddle and booties)

Locally made Aftanas boards now available...

High quality, locally made AFTANAS surf boards, are now available for rent. These boards are designed specifically for our local ocean short period swell conditions. We carry Aftanas boards ranging from 5’10’’ to 9’6’’ giving us options for riding knee high waves or double overhead waves. The addiiton of these boards to our rental pool is to better serve our intermediate guest who no longer wants to ride our soft top line of boards. Surf like a local on an Aftanas board.

the girls head out for a surf lesson with long beach lodge...

...and then enjoy the hot tub, sauna, cappuccino bar & gift shop!


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, 2014, check out The Surf Club Adventure Centre after your lesson (pending availability) 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: $59 (includes 15 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.

Email for more information.

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!!