What’s your T’ashii? Why Paddle Board the West Coast?

July 30th, 2015

To say that the rugged coastline mixed with endless sandy beaches and pristine waterways that stretch the Esowista Peninsula (Tofino Peninsula) are breathtaking, is a vast understatement. Now to explore this area by paddle boarding is incredibly unique and an experience that won’t soon be forgotten. T’ashii is the …


A special tour

July 28th, 2015

T’ashii Paddle School offers cultural canoe tours in the Tofino area. These are guided tours of Tla-o-qui-aht Nuuchahnulth territory from an indigenous perspective. The special thing about this is that you get to go out with a guide who is Nuuchahnulth from the Clayoquot Sound area and learn from …


Relax and paddleboard the Tofino inlet

July 18th, 2015

Warm weather, calm winds, and beautiful scenery. Getting out on the water by trying out stand up paddle boarding for the first time in Tofino is an especially unique experience on the Tofino inlet. At this time of the year we’ve switch to wearing 3mm wetsuits, and in an …


SUP Surf Etiquette

July 11th, 2015

SUP Surf etiquette: Stand up paddle surfing has been growing astronomically around the Tofino area. More people are frequenting these beautiful waters we call home, which equals more congestion and chance of injury. I see a lot of standup paddlers that don’t come from a surf background and these …


Kakawin and Qwayatsik

July 6th, 2015

Quayatsik (wolf) runs from the forest to the rocks at the shoreline. Qwayatsik leaps from the rocks, into the ocean and magically transforms into Kakawin (Orca). The image of this creature, mid transformation is my family crest. Having this crest comes with a responsibility to uphold the teachings of …


Exploring the inter tidal zone on paddle boards

July 3rd, 2015

You can find some amazing things along the inter tidal zone in Tofino, this shot was taken while paddling through a kelp forest alongside Mackenzie Beach, during one of our Mackenzie Beach SUP tours. This kelp crab (pictured below) is 1 of the 800 plus species of marine animals that can be found …