West Coast SUP Symposium
Presented by: South Island SUP and T’ashii Paddle School
A weekend of stand up paddleboarding events on the west coast of Canada. Participating Paddle Canada Instructors receive professional development credit!
Come out for a weekend of SUP surfing, touring and new skills. Partake in Paddle Canada skill and maintenance clinics, meet other paddlers and explore west coast paddling.
Location: Bella Pacifica Camp Ground, Tofino BC.
Cost: $89+gst for registration: includes participation in all activities (skills maintenance clinics), evening events and door prizes.
Extra: Accommodation, food (Saturday evening we will have a bring your own protein BBQ, we will supply some sides and meet). Transportation. Recommended accommodation, camping at Bella Pacifica (please book your own accommodation ASAP).
Equipment: Bring your own boards and dress for immersion in west coast ocean waters. Option to rent board and wetsuit available through online registration.
Wetsuit+booties for 2 day symposium $30
Board for 2 day symposium $60. (Only 2 inflatable Nash touring SUP’s left). If you need just a surfing SUP for the morning surf session only. We have them available for $20 (please send us a note after booking).
Equipment options will be available through online check out page, when you sign up.
Activities: All skill clinics will cater to a variety of levels of experience, with multiple instructors.
Fri Sept 30 (introductions and registration)
3pm to 6pm check in to your accommodation in Tofino. Participants must organize their own accommodation.
6pm to 7pm Meet at Bella Pacifica for introductions, sign up, and beach fire.
Saturday Oct 1 (SUP surfing & Tidal Currents)
9:30am – 12:30pm SUP Surfing (SUP Surfing level 1 or level 2)
12:30pm – 2:00pm Lunch Break
1:30pm – 2:00pm Paddle Canada info session for Instructors: program changes, best practices, new teaching techniques, administration and a review of the standards for each skill level. MANDATORY FOR INSTRUCTOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDIT. Location: at the beach at Bella Pacifica.
2:00pm – 2:30pm Theory; paddling in strong tidal currents.
2:30pm – 5:00pm Special SUP Touring: Paddleing in Tidal current & standing wave surfing. Launch from Jamie’s Rainforest Inn and paddle back to Bella Pacifica (will organize shuttles among the group).
6:00pm Dinner Event: BBQ on the Beach, bring your own protein/meat.
Sunday Oct 2 (full day Coastal Navigation)
9:30am – 3:00pm Pack a lunch and your touring board, we’re going on a full day excursion! Vargas Island or Lemmen’s Inlet (based on conditions).
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