Paddle Canada Instructor Professional Development Clinics

June 3rd, 2019

Overview The instructor professional development clinic allows active instructors to maintain certification. Professional development clinics are specific to the stream they are addressing. The principal focus of professional development clinics is the enrichment of instructor skills and to ensure instructors are using the current best practices. If a clinic …


Paddle Canada Instructor Trainer Process

May 2nd, 2019

In 2017 the Paddle Canada Instructor Trainer Process was updated. Still today many IT’s are not familiar with where and how to access changes to this program. This article will help you get up to date with the process of IT Development. Please read through the development manual for …


How do I maintain my Paddle Canada certifications?

May 2nd, 2019

Paddle Canada a national paddling organization lists all its regulations in the program manual for each paddling stream. Check out details of the Paddle Canada SUP Program Paddle Canada SUP Program manual click here How to maintain your Paddle Canada Instructor certification: Maintain annual membership. Every 4 years; one …


SUP Skills Breakdown by Emre Bosut SWELL EDUCATION

April 19th, 2019

Before all trips introduce yourself. Ask for names, paddling experience, where people are from and if there are any severe allergies or medical conditions. Establish paddle and hand signals in order to communicate  to group non-verbally. Signals include: positive directions, group up (paddle straight in air), stop where you …


Used Paddle Boards for Sale in Tofino

April 11th, 2019

Used Raven Touring Stand Up Paddle Boards From Boardworks! $500+ Tax Call in or come visit us for more information Photos and dimensions included below  


Tofino Paddle Canada SUP courses 2019

February 17th, 2019

Join instructor Emre Bosut for T’ashii’s SUP courses in Tofino. Check out our courses coming up this spring.   Advanced Flatwater Instructor course (entry level Paddle Canada SUP instructor certification) – Weekend – June 1/2 Beginner SUP Surfing (Paddle Canada level 1 skills) – Sat/Sun – June 15/16   …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Stand Up Puddle Boarding Tofino’s newest paddle sport threatened by climate change.

March 15th, 2015

A beautiful documentary by Markus Pukonen pro long distance waterman, paddler, and film creator on the fastest growing paddle sport to hit the west coast of Vancouver Island: Stand Up Puddle Boarding! Despite its amazing popularity, stand up puddle boarding faces a real threat from climate change. Our puddle …


Tofino Winter Activities – Things to do

December 23rd, 2014

New Winter Tours this Winter in Tofino The winter is a beautiful time on the west coast! The ocean comes alive with swell, the winter light gives the rainforest a special feel, and a new group of birds make their winter home along the protected inlet waters. T’ashii Paddle School is …


Tofino Paddleboarding Multi-Day Adventures

September 30th, 2014

New Dates for 2015: 2 Day SUP Surfing Courses and 3 day Multi-Day SUP Touring T’ashii Paddle School is excited to bring you some of the most unique paddleboarding experiences on the west coast. Join expert instructor and owner Emre Bosut for affordable paddleboard courses and camping trips in …


Paddle Canada

September 18th, 2014

  $99 2 Day SUP Surfing Courses in Tofino BC Want to find the best paddle surfing courses in Canada? Taking SUP Surf instruction to the next level from Paddle Canada SUP instruction courses, T’ashii Paddle School is developing the West Coast Certified program in Canada’s surf capital – …


SUP Surfing Clinic paddle for the planet tofino

August 23rd, 2014

Special SUP Surf Clinic BY DONITAION for Paddle for the Planet – Sunday September 14, 2014 – 9am to Tofino BC. (suggested donation $20 to $50, all proceeds go to the World Paddle for the Planet sponsored non-profit  Clayoquot Action) Paddle for the Planet is coming to Tofino BC on …


Contest Tofino Paddle Surf SUP Invitational

July 22nd, 2014

The Canadian SUP Surf National Qualifiers are coming to Tofino BC! In 2014 the Canadian Surf SUP Invitational will be a two day event running October 24 to October 25. T’ashii Paddle School is excited to offer SUP Surf Courses throughout the month of October leading up to the …


Special SUP Surfing Clinic on Monday

July 19th, 2014

  SUP Surf Clinic – Monday July 21 – 8:30am to 10:30am: A great opportunity to improve your SUP Surfing skills, or try SUP surfing for the first time in a customized location. Join SUP instructor Emre Bosut for specialized SUP Surfing instruction for a very special price! Just …


Tofino Paddleboadring and Canoe Tours Wildlife Viewing

July 10th, 2014

Oystercatchers on SUP Mackenzie Beach Tour   Can you see the birds? Oystercatchers feeding in the inter-tidal zone. With their distinct call and long orange beaks some call these birds are quite a sight along the Tofino coast. Oystercatchers use their long beaks to feed on muscles that grow …


Tofino Paddle Tours

July 5th, 2014

A great weekend for Tofino Paddleboarding and Canoe Tours Don’t worry about what the weather forecast is saying this weekend, we live in a rainforest! And this weekend brings us nice calm paddling weather with light winds. Come out and try some of the most unique ways to explore …


Tofino Paddleboarding and Canoe Tours this week

July 2nd, 2014

July brings great paddling weather in Tofino Calm weather has arrived on the west coast. This makes for amazing stand up paddleboarding and canoeing weather for Tofino. Tofino paddleboarding is deal for people of all ages, being mobile allows us to plan our tours around the weather and the …


SUP’per Club

June 30th, 2014

Enjoy the best deal in town! A very special promotional offer from T’ashii Paddle School and Jamie’s Rainforest Inn. Join the SUP’per club tour Today at 3pm. For $30 you get a guided SUP tour on the inlet, and a burger and beer at Jamie’s Rainforest Inn’s Restaurant. Use …


Tofino bc things to do May long weekend

May 17th, 2014

    Things do to in Tofino BC? Try the most unique esperience in Tofino BC. Join T’ashii Paddle School for any of our Cultural Canoe Tours, explore thousand year old, old growth red cedar trees on the big tree trial on Meares Island with a Nuu-Chah-Nulth (local First …


Free Ferry

April 2nd, 2014

April is the month to #GetOnTheWater! Check out Tashii’s sepecial “Get on the water” promotions and enjoy a free ferry ride home! April is a great time to make the trip to Vancouver Island and visit Tofino. Stay 2 nights and enjoy one of our guided dugout canoe or …


Inlet Stand Up Paddleboard Tour (with instruction)

March 17th, 2014

New this season! T’ashii Paddle School is excited to offer a 2 hour inlet stand up paddle boarding tour on over the mudflatss in Tofino. Whether its you’re first time on a stand up paddle board (SUP) or you’re looking to get out an explore wildlife in the calmest area …


Stand Up Paddle Board Exploration: ha-ukmin Tribal Park to t̓iičakhsaʔa

November 4th, 2013

Haʔukmin Tribal Park to t̓iičakhsaʔa The Nuuchahnulth words in this article have unique sounds that can not be spelled in the english writing system. For the purposes of this article the words are put into english spelling as close to the proper sound as I could get.  The  spelling …