Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Enjoy an amazing view from the ocean with an emerging sport that satisfies both leisure and action. Tofino now offers expert standup paddleboarding instruction and guided tours for flat water and surf. Group lessons, private lessons, rentals and custom tours are available. Custom itineraries are available including inlet waterways , mudflats, harbor tours, surf tours, and boat excursion tours.
Standup paddle boarding (SUP) originated from early Polynesian heritage and is now the fastest growing water sport on the planet. One stands on a board similar to a surfboard and uses a paddle to move through the water. People of all types and experiences are enjoying SUP'ing for its relation to surfing, ease of progression, fitness benefits and quiet access to Clayoquot Sound's beautiful waterways, evoking a fulfilling sense of nature immersion. SUP provides a full body workout and great core strengthening while promoting connection to nature.
The guides at Tofino Paddle Surf, Tofino's first Standup Paddleboard specific company, are lifelong locals of Tofino, water sport and outdoor fitness specialists, with over 40 years combined experience in ocean sports, teaching and guiding. The company provides quality instruction and guiding focusing on equipment orientation, ocean safety, skill practice, surf etiquette, and an appreciation for our coastal environment.
Tofino SUP is passionate about all aspects of paddling, from canoes to kayaks and paddleboards. Owners Tsimka Martin and Emre Bosut have a wealth of paddling experience with a focus on expiditions that have taken them on paddling adventures throughout North America. They are now offering SUP tours to Grice Bay and around the Tofino Inlet, as well as customizable excursions.
Tofino has endless waterways to offer and exceptional experiences await you.