SUP Symposium

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Welcome to the 4th Annual West Coast SUP Symposium  | Sept 29 & 30, 2018| Tofino BC

The West Coast’s Annual Stand Up Paddleboarding adventure weekend.

Two Days of SUP Surfing and Touring in Tofino BC.

Meet other paddlers, expand your paddling skills, and experience the best paddling on the west coast.


Presented by: South Island SUP and T’ashii Paddle School


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A special SUP event in Tofino. A weekend of paddleboard surfing and touring clinics, beach BBQ and prizes!

Open to Paddle Canada instructors and other stand up paddleboard enthusiasts (participants should have Paddle Canada Advanced Flatwater SUP Skills accreditation or equivalent experience and knowledge. Contact T’ashii Paddle School or South Island SUP to take an Advanced SUP Skills course before the symposium if  needed)

$79/person online registration ($89/person at the door) includes 2 days of paddling clinics and evening events. 

Location: Bella Pacific Camp Ground in Tofino BC.

Book online: Sign up now to insure availability.

Not included: accommodation, transportation, food (except for the sweet BBQ on Sat evening!)

Extra: need gear? Touring SUPs, Surf SUPs, wetsuits, and PFD’s available to rent. Choose the gear you need on the check out.

Organize your own accommodation: We can recommend camping at Bella Pacifica where the event will be held.



Fri Sept 28

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 Sept 29 (morning surfing afternoon touring)

9:30am – 12:30pm SUP Surfing (SUP Surfing level 1 or level 2)

12:30pm – 2:00pm Lunch Break

2:00pm – 4:00pm Special SUP Touring: Practical navigation techniques. Circumnavigation of Stubbs Island ecological reserve. Launch and return to Bella Pacifica. 

5:00pm – 6:00pm 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. 

6:00pm Dinner Event: BBQ on the Beach, bring your own protein/meat.

Sunday Sept 30 (full day Adventure)

9:30am – 2:00pm Based on conditions we’re planning a full day excursion! Vargas Island or Lemmen’s Inlet (based on conditions). But if the surf’s great, then we’ll be at the beach for the day. **Sundays activities will be planned to make the most of our time on the water based on the conditions.**



T’ashii Paddle School  Emre Bosut 250 266 3787

South Island SUP  Brian Raymer  778 679 1423

West Coast SUP Symposium held at Bella Pacifica Camp ground in Tofino BC, Map:


Thank you to our sponsors!

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