A fun, competitive event for talented

and committed surfers in Canada and beyond!

Join us for this awesome annual event, bringing paddlers and surfers from around the world together on our amazing Canadian coastline. Celebrate the SUP & Surf community, as this CSA Sanctioned Team Canada Qualifier for SUP Surf grows every year to include more surfers and spectators, putting athletes into the limelight and core of the sport.

The Tofino Paddle & Surf Championships is premier event for SUP and Surf in Canada and the annual Canadian SUP Surf Qualifier for Team Canada.


Friday, October 13 -15
Tofino Surf Weekend Clinic with Cath, Norm & Mike

Friday, October 20
First Rounds Surf Contest 1pm – 4pm
SUP Surf Registration Night 8pm-10pm (beers and contest tees)

Saturday, October 21
SUP Surf Contest & Surf Contest Finals 8am – 4pm

Sunday, October 22
SUP Surf Contest 8am – 4pm
Dinner & Awards Banquet (dinner, music and drinks) 6pm – midnight
Doors Open 6pm
Awards 7pm – 8pm
Dinner, Party & Live Music by Parab Poet & The Hip Hop Hippies 8pm – midnight

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Beach: Locations for beach events will be posted daily in the morning on the Tofino Paddle Surf Facebook Page

Registration Event: Best Western Tin Wis Resort

Awards Banquet and Party: Best Western Tin Wis Resort

Stay: Best Western Tin Wis Resort

Room Rates:
*room rates for contest week and weekend $135+tax/night (2 queens or a king)
*regular rates are $235+tax/night
*call 250 725 4445
*quote ‘Tofino Paddle & Surf Championships’


$90 (includes banquet dinner ticket)
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Women SUP

*SUP event will be run with a 2nd chance format


$30 (does NOT includes banquet dinner ticket)
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Men Shortboard
Women Shortboard
Mixed Longboard
Junior Women Shortboard (18 and under)
Junior Men Shortboard (18 and under)

*Surf event will be run with a classic elimination format


-Beach Pong Tournament-


-MegaSurf Heat-


-BodySurf Expression Session-


We are super stoked this year to have the Best Western Tin Wis Resort as our main venue for the 2017 Championships!

Not only is this our home turf but it is a great step towards reducing the environmental impact of our event. The registration event and the Awards Banquet and Party will be held at the Tin Wis Resort.

All weekend an hourly shuttle to the beach (with 2 daily board deliveries – am and pm) will run from town to the Tin Wis and out to the beaches and back. We encourage everyone to join us for amazing room rates at the Tin Wis Resort and have the Tin Wis be the hub for this years contest weekend.

-Tin Wis Best Western Room Rate Details-
*room rates for contest week and weekend $135+tax/night (2 queens or a king)
*regular rates are $235+tax/night
*call 250 725 4445
*quote ‘Tofino Paddle & Surf Championships’


With everyone’s help including all the competitors, sponsors, Tourism Tofino, the District of Tofino and Surfrider Pacific Rim (public forum) we had fun and success creating a zero waste event in 2016. All beverages were served on tap, left overs were composted and zero disposable products were used throughout the weekend. Everyone was given a cup to use over the weekend to fill with water, beer and the amazing WOLF in the FOG chowder served on the beach. The cups made great molds for beach sand castles too! Bring your cup back this year for a few free beers!

SurfRider set up a recycling wash and sorting station on the beach and provided eduction as well as a ‘bring trash, take it away with you’ as we provided no garbage cans on the beaches or evening events. The event created zero waste, kept the beaches clean, provided education and opportunity for practicing reuse action and competitors took away cash and functional prizes from all the supporting businesses and sponsors.
This year, in addition to these practices, all evening events will held at the Best Western Tin Wis Resort with direct shuttles offered as an alternative to driving to the beach and reducing transportation needs.

Also new this year is BYOT! Bring your own t-shirt. All contest t-shirts will be printed on repurposed teeshirts. We are asking everyone to support your local thrift store or dig through your own wardrobe and bring your own rad t-shirt to the event which will be screen printed by hand in Tofino over the weekend.

BYOT Details
*only light colored tees will be printed on. The ink will be black.
*safety pin a name tag on the left teeshirt sleeve
*bring your t-shirt to the registration event!



Capturing the true spirit of Tofino, Chef Nick Nutting’s seasonal menu reflects incredible local ingredients prepared by skillful and confident hands. Menus feature seafood and fish in abundance from Tofino suppliers, meat and grain from Vancouver Island farmers, and wild greens and mushrooms foraged from the plentiful forests and seashores of Tofino. A focus on family-style gatherings, communal dining and share plates, encourages guests to engage with their food. Bringing a wealth of international technique and talent, the team holds a candid passion for the natural environment of Tofino and the produce sourced there – from foraging for chanterelles or cooking whole salmon for friends; Tofino is where they have chosen to be.


Top 2 male Pro Division SUP Surfers and top 2 female Pro Division SUP Surfers at the Tofino Paddle & Surf Championships qualify for the 2018 Team Canada for the ISA Paddleboard World Championships.

About the ISA SUP World Championships

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New for 2017 Waterwoman & Waterman Award

One female and one male will be awarded the First Annual Waterwoman & Waterman Award for highest participation in results of the Surf, SUP, Bodysurf and Megasup events based on result points.

*to qualify a surfer must participate in all the events (surf, sup surf, bodysurf and mega surf events)

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