What you can learn over 3 days of remote SUP Touring off of Tofino.

September 14th, 2018

Earlier this month at T’ashii Paddle School, we had a group of 8 paddlers participate in our Paddle Canada SUP Touring Skills & Instructor Level 2 course. We spent three days on the water, and two nights camping on Vargas Island. Here’s an insight into what we learned! Loading …


Benefits of Video Feedback for SUP Surfing

September 10th, 2018

  With surf season on the horizon, larger waves are calling. They’re calling for critical timing and positioning, angled take offs, steeper drop-ins. There can definitely be a lot to think about within the split of a second while SUP Surfing. This is where we see the value in …


T’ashii Paddle’s Tofino SUP surfing and touring courses Fall 2018

July 17th, 2018

Join Tashii Paddle for a Fall Season of SUP surfing and touring Fall 2018 Paddle Canada Courses SUP SURFING Advanced SUP surfing with video feedback $60/day or $200/week – Mon Oct 15 to Fri Oct 19 Beginner SUP surfing with video feedback $60/day or $200/week – Mon Oct 15 …


Stretches for Stand Up Paddle Boarding

July 14th, 2018

Stand Up Paddle Boarding is a fun activity that almost everyone can do. This is one of the reasons we love it here at T’ashii. It’s also a great form of exercise! Whether you are relaxing on the inlet or pushing yourself in the surf, you’re getting a great …


Surf your first waves and learn to rip on a paddleboard with T’ashii.

June 2nd, 2018

There’s no feeling quite like catching and riding the surf on a paddleboard. The feat of surfing a wave, doesn’t just happen magically. It takes hard work, practice, lots of perseverance and a whole lot of falling off. Where do you start? You’ll find that a little direction can …


2018 Tofino Paddle Canada Paddleboarding courses with T’ashii Paddle

December 16th, 2017

Explore Tofino and take your paddleboarding further in this world class paddling destination, hope you can join us in 2018. T’ashii Paddle School continues to progress SUP instruction on the west coast of Vancouver Island. More than just a tourist destination, Tofino BC has a unique variety of world …


Want to buy a used Paddleboard?

October 5th, 2017

We’re selling off a few of our 10′ 4″ Boardworks MiniMods! Because it is such a new sport and the technology is progressing so quickly, there are few second hand boards floating around (pun intended…) and new gear can be so expensive!  We are replacing part of our rental …


2017 SUP Surf Season is here

August 29th, 2017

Summer has been a treat for us at the end of the road. As the late-night light of Summer, slowly escapes us, T’ashii Paddle School looks forward as we progress slowly towards the Fall season. As the leaves change colour and fall to the forest floor, the swells in …


Tofino SUP Surfing Courses by T’ashii

August 8th, 2017

This fall’s Tofino SUP Surfing courses are here Join us for Canada’s most comprehensive SUP Surfing Program Over the past 5 years Emre Bosut has not only been working to progress SUP surfing on the west coast. With other T’ashii Paddle School instructors Emre has developed the most comprehensive …


#TeamTashii paddleboarding at Skookumchuck

July 27th, 2017

SUP surfing the Skookumchuck tidal rapid with Team T’ashii A post shared by Tashii Paddle School (@tashiipaddle) on Jul 27, 2017 at 8:45am PDT This July Team T’ashii ventured out of our little surf and SUP paradise on the the Esowista Peninsula in Tla-o-qui-aht territory to head East to …


Great Family Activities in Tofino

July 15th, 2017

T’ashii Paddle School is always excited to share our love of the Ocean, rainforest and overall, the natural beauty of the Tofino area with you and your family. We know that, while on vacation, keeping the kids interested and away from electronic devices can be a challenge. We also know …


Surf Checkin’ in Tofino

May 12th, 2017

As the Summer comes closer, the weather is generally becoming nicer and the Sun is hanging above the horizon for longer and longer. Yes, it still rains almost daily but we’ve had more Sunny days this month, than pretty much all of the Winter combined. The warm weather brings tourists …


New Tofino SUP surfing video

April 12th, 2017

Wild Coast a film about SUP surfing by Lee Visual. Showcasing the progression of Canadian SUP surfing on the West Coast of BC. Working on Wild Coast with Kelsey Thompson of Lee Visual was a treat. The film features Emre Bosut narrating over breathtaking scenery and moves into progressive SUP Surfing …


2017 Paddle Canada SUP courses are here

January 20th, 2017

Canada’s most comprehensive Paddleboarding Courses Explore new areas of Tofino and advance your Stand Up Paddleboarding with Canada’ s best. There’s nothing quite like paddling in Tofino.  Located on Vancouver Island’s west coast; easy access to un-crowded surf, pristine scenic paddling, calm inlet waters, tidal currents and exposed coastal paddling, …


Things to do in Tofino remembrance day long weekend

November 5th, 2016

Join T’ashii for paddling and cultural adventures this long weekend. Storm season is here but there’s still some great outdoor activities to enjoy in Tofino. Looking for things to do during the storm season in Tofino? T’ashii Paddle School will be offering tours over the November remembrance day long …


SUP Surf Contests and looking into the future.

October 27th, 2016

Last weekend (Oct 21-23) brought us the 2016 Tofino SUP Surf Championships, it was an amazing event with 100+ attendees, countless volunteers and organizers. Experiencing small clean surf which peaked at proper overhead+ conditions by the end of the first day of competition. During the second day, the size …


Weather Outlook for Oct 20 – 22 (during the SUP surf Contest)

October 20th, 2016

Team Tashii brings you the weekends weather and swell outlook. As the Tofino SUP & Surf Contest fast approaches (Oct 21-23), we at T’ashii wanted to create a weather outlook for the days leading up to and including the SUP surf portion of the event. We’ll break down each day, …


The ins and outs of Paddling around Tofino

August 29th, 2016

Part 2 Understanding the weather. “The weather forecast here always says rain and its always wrong!,” I’ve heard many a front desk staff person explain to customers. This isn’t completely untrue, it’s just that the weather is always changing here because we are exposed to uninhibited weather systems of …


Off the Beaten Path, Paddle Boarding the Tofino Inlet.

August 10th, 2016

One of most amazing experiences in Tofino is to come paddle boarding on the inlet. The West side of the Esowista peninsula gets all of the credit but because of this most of these beaches are usually packed with people. Winds and surf, and general water conditions can be tougher and quite choppy …


Get Out and SUP on the Long Weekend in Tofino (10% off)

July 27th, 2016

At T’ashii we live to paddle! We want everybody to share the same love we have for SUP. So, for the long weekend (Fri. July 29 – Mon. Aug 1) T’ashii is offering a special promo for groups of 4 or more at 10% off on all paddle board tours during the long weekend. So …


The ins and outs of paddling around Tofino

July 26th, 2016

Part 1 the ever changing terrain around the Esowista Peninsula. Sitting along first street looking out over the water with Meares Island in the background you may think, what a beautiful place to go paddling, and this area really is a world class paddling destination, but padding  on the …


YRQ: The Good, The Bad and The Hungry – A Paddle board Perspective

July 7th, 2016

Paddling 715km’s in the remote northern wilderness sounds like a nice adventure, add in intense sleep deprivation, hot enduring days, chilly but not so dark nights, that’s what the Yukon River Quest (YRQ) was really all about. Had I truly known how much physical stamina and mental fortitude the …


SUP the Yukon River Quest – Prep Day

June 28th, 2016

First off, for many who haven’t heard of the Yukon River Quest. It’s the longest annual paddling race in the world, at 715km in total distance. Starting from Whitehorse and ending in Dawson City, paddling along the Historic Yukon River. This is the inaugural year for the SUP category; I …


Why Summer SUP surfing in Tofino is amazing

June 19th, 2016

3 Reasons why Summer SUP surfing in Tofino is the best! SUP Surfing in general is amazing; enjoying time with friends on the water, catching countless amounts of waves, the list goes on. Below is our top 3 reasons, why you should come to Tofino and partake in some Summer SUP surfing …


SUP Surfing Expression Session

June 1st, 2016

Join Team T’ashii for an informal SUP Surfing event. This Sunday June 5th 9am to 11am. A fun loving Paddleboard Surfing special event, Free! Surf with friends and get video feedback. Sunday morning after the ACDC Alberni Canal Downwind Challenge. We’re stoked to support this great event Saturday in Port …


The Newest Way to Multi-Day

May 10th, 2016

Tla-o-qui-aht, Ahousaht, and Hesquiaht territories have long been a world class destination for exploration and remote paddling. As sports change and things evolve there’s always going to be new and different way to explore the west coast with a paddle. For thousands of years dugout canoes were the main …


Mothers Day Special – Moms Paddle for Free – T’ashii Paddle School

May 4th, 2016

Saturday, May 7 @ 1:30pm – Mom’s will SUP for free*  (*must have MOM and 1 other person signed up)   Tofino’s Favorite Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Experience We SUP on the Tofino Inlet for 2 hours, where the calm, tranquil waters can create an unforgettable experience. Checking out all the bald eagles, osprey and …


Explore Tofino Paddleboarding

March 26th, 2016

Stand Up Paddleboarding for all skill levels in Tofino BC Introductory Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) Tours Stand up paddleboarding is the newest way to explore the waters around Tofino. T’ashii’s introdudtory Tofino paddleboarding tours explore beautiful clam paddling destinations while exploring the local ecology and teaching you the basics of …


Weather forecasting for trip planning

March 6th, 2016

Understanding the weather forecast. Now that we’ve built a basic understanding of how weather works and the patterns the wind follows let’s look at how we can use this knowledge to better understand weather forecasts. A useful forecasting website is the Canadian Government Weather Marine Forecasting site http://weather.gc.ca/marine/ For …


Understanding the weather

March 6th, 2016

A paddlers introduction to understanding weather It can seem like weather, especially coastal weather can be quite unpredictable at times. How many times have you looked at a weather report that has called for rain and been surprised by a beautiful sunny day? In fact the weather can be …


Tofino Spring Adventure

February 23rd, 2016

Go on an adventure in Tofino this spring! Spring is just around the corner in Tofino BC and we’ve already been getting out and having fun on the water! This spring try a new experience and discover a side of Tofino you didn’t know about. Stand up paddleboarding continues to …


2016 Year of the SUP

January 11th, 2016

New Paddle Canada SUP courses are out! Paddleboarding in Tofino continues to evolve and push limits on the west coast. And we know 2016 is going to be the best year yet. At T’ashii Paddle School we’re excited to announce our 2016 Paddle Canada course dates. Paddle Canada SUP …


Team T’ashii Paddle Surfing

December 3rd, 2015

Davenport Paddle Surf Classic New video and event recap November had finally arrived and after winding down from a busy summer season and coming off the momentum of competing in the Tofino Paddle Surf Invitational right here at our home breaches, it was perfect timing for a little road trip …


Tofino Paddle Surf Contest – Wave of the Day

October 20th, 2015

Team T’ashii is getting stoked for the 2nd Tofino Paddle Surf Contest #GetStoked with us and share your WAVE OF THE DAY Its that time of the year again! Where paddle surfers from around the globe (or at least the west coast) flock to Tofino for the beginning of the …


New Horizons – Hobuck Hoedown SUP surf Contest

October 13th, 2015

  While many of you were getting ready for the West Coast SUP symposium (Oct3-4, 2015). I was already on my way down to Hobuck Beach, Washington for the “Hobuck Hoedown” Paddle Surf Contest. Having never been to this beach or area I was unsure what to expect. Travelling down to …


Intermediate to Advanced SUP in Tofino

September 23rd, 2015

The Islands SUP Tour: It’s 9am, I’m at the 1st St. Dock, downtown Tofino. The sun is streaking through the clouds and glinting off of the mountain range of Wah-nah-jus (Lone Cone) in the background. Looking across from the harbor, I’m deep in thought about the Tla-o-qui-aht traditional village …


Why the West Coast should be on every paddlers list for Fall?

September 12th, 2015

1)Mild weather Yes, the rains do start to pickup compared to the dry summer but weather trends for rain show much less rain historically in the months of September (average: 132mm) and October (average 341mm) still much less than November (average: 489mm),  December (average: 432) and January (477mm) 2)Warm …


The Rush of SUP Surfing!

September 2nd, 2015

The feeling of catching your first wave is an unparalleled experience, it just cannot be matched. (At least by anything PG rated) The same goes with your second, tenth and hundredth wave, the feeling improves as does the paddle surfers skill to read, catch and surf waves. Facing the …


Marine Eelgrass (Zostera) in Tofino

August 24th, 2015

You’ll see that when we’re Standup paddling on the beautiful inlet, you’ll be paddling through what looks like thick, long underwater grass. Yes, this marine plant creates drag and slows us down but it’s much more than just that. Marine eelgrass, also known as Zostera, is found in abundance around the coastal waters …


SUP touring around Tofino: The intricacies of tides and currents

August 8th, 2015

SUP touring in the very unique place of Tofino, can be one of the most rewarding experiences out there. The waters around the Tofino inlet and harbour can be quite tricky to navigate on any vessel, at times the water feels and looks like a river flowing in and out of the area. …


Discover Paddle Boarding in Tofino

August 1st, 2015

Discover Stand up paddle boarding in a variety of paddle environments along Tofino. One great thing about Tofino BC (in Tla-o-qui-aht Territory) is that its surrounded by water! Waves to the west, currents that flow around the islands to the north, and calm inlet padding to the east. No matter …


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 …


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 …


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 …


SUP the islands around Tofino best paddle boarding tour

June 24th, 2015

There’s a new way to explore Tofino this year, stand up paddle boarding! And more people are getting out beyond the protected beaches in an adventurous way that will push your limits and take you to some new spots along the west coast. Do you have some paddle boarding …


stand up paddle board bear sighting

May 25th, 2015

A special thing about exploring around Tofino while paddling is the connection you can make with the living world around you. Marine life in the ocean or even larger terrestrial animals in the rain forest. We had a rare black bear sighting this weekend on our stand up paddle …


Tofino Paddle Boarding sunrise on the inlet

May 5th, 2015

Spring is here and long days are great for exploring. Paddle boarding in Tofino offers amazing ways to check out new spots and connect with the natural world around you. One of the best times to paddle is the morning as you can often see great calm conditions. We’ve …


Explore new areas on a stand up paddle board

April 8th, 2015

Its been a great sunny week in Tofino and we’ve been stoked to head out and enjoy some of the most beautiful moments. Stand up paddle boarding at Grice Bay in the morning truly is a special experience. Glassy water, surrounded by wildlife, you could say there’s no better …


Discover Tofino Spring Special

March 20th, 2015

Spring is here on the west coast and its time to get out and explore. We’re excited to offer unique ways to explore new and special places in Tofino. Have you ever taken a walk along the 1000 year old cedar trees on Meares Island’s BIG TREE TRAIL? or …