Surf Lessons & Rentals - Tofino's Ultimate Surf School

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. Long Beach Lodge Resort is located right on Cox Bay Beach, one of the best surfing beaches in Canada! And Long Beach Lodge Resort's Surf Club Adventure Centre offers surf lessons and rentals right on site!

Surf Lessons The Surf Club at Long Beach Lodge Resort offers customized surf school, 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?

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.


Private Lessons (Year-round)

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.

  • Full equipment rentals (wetsuit, booties, board)
  • Full use of the Surf Club's luxurious facilities (showers/lockers/hot pool/sauna)
(And if you want some of your friends or family to join in on your private lesson add $79 per person - max 5 people)
* Lessons are weather dependent
* Taxes & gratuities not included

  • October - March: 10am & 2pm daily
  • April - May: 9am, 12:30pm & 3pm daily
  • June - Sept: Sunrise, 9am, 12:30pm, 3:30pm, & Sunset daily

Group Lessons (Seasonal)

2.5 hour "Open Session" group lessons are available daily throughout the month of March and June through September for anyone interested in meeting new people and sharing the same great experience.

  • Full equipment rentals (wetsuit, booties, board)
  • Full use of the Surf Club's luxurious facilities (showers/lockers/hot pool/sauna)
* All participants must be over 13 yrs old
* Lessons are weather dependent
* Taxes & gratuities not included

  • March: 3:30pm daily
  • June 1 to September 30: 6am & 6pm daily
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High quality, locally made AFTANAS surf boards, are available for rent. These boards are designed specifically for our local ocean short period swell conditions and range in size from 5’10’’ to 9’6’’ giving us options for riding knee high or double overhead waves. The addition 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. 

A variety of surf equipment is available for rent in our Surf Club Adventure Centre.
* NOTE: full equipment rentals are included with all surf lessons


  • $59 | 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 | Soft top surfboard
  • $49 | Performance surfboard
  • $30 | Wetsuit and booties


  • Wetsuit, booties, board and paddle
  • Full use of the Surf Club's luxurious facilities (showers/lockers/hot pool/sauna)
2.5 HR GROUP LESSON | $129 PP (min. 3pple / max. 5 ppl)
* All must be over 13 yrs old.
* Best conditions & preferred lesson time is in am (wind must be under 10 knots)
* Lessons are held at MacKenzie or Chesterman Beach
* Taxes & gratuities not included 

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$69 per person per day (includes wetsuit, board, paddle and booties)

Capture the Memories... Souvenir Photography

Why not head home with a collection of professional digital photographs of your surfing experience? Seasonally a photographer will be on-site to capture your surfing memories. 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: $69 (includes 15 digital photos)
  • Single photo purchase: $25 each

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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!!
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