"Three days of SUP Touring, SUP Surfing and exploring coastal ecology! Whether you are new to the ocean or not, there's no better way to immerse yourself in Canada's spectacular West Coast!”
And in turn, the combination of new skills and knowledge gives you the opportunity to discover more of, and connect with, the intertidal creatures, marine mammals and temperate rainforest that make up the amazing diversity of our coastal ecosystems!
So… whether venturing out onto the ocean for the first time, or seeking a more well-rounded foundation of skills, knowledge and experience, Ocean EcoSUP 101 is for you!
If you want to get out on the ocean to SUP Surf, SUP Tour, downwind paddle or explore our coastlines then YES - this is the course for you! If you have completed one of our Core SUP skills courses or equivalents, such as the Paddle Canada Advanced SUP Skills courses, then you are ready to head out with us on Ocean EcoSUP!
Please note that the course does not include personal clothing or gear, food, or travel – please see our Gear and Clothing tab.
Course Cancellation: It is rare that we cancel a session due to weather considerations however we will do so if, in our judgement, the conditions are dangerous or are likely to present a poor learning environment.
Our course is based out of Tofino BC on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Specific daily surf and tour locations are group and weather dependent. Instructors make decisions on routes and locations based on group experience, weather and water conditions and safety as our first priority - See Map.
Course start time: TBA. Please arrive about 15 minutes early, so that you are unloaded, changed, and ready to begin at the start time. Arriving late will cut into your instructional time, and that of others on the course.
We suggest that you bring high energy snacks and drink with you, and a lunch. On cool days we especially recommend bringing a thermos with a hot drink.