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  2017 Tofino Paddle & Surf Championships   cancelled
2017 Tofino Paddle & Surf Championships cancelled

2017 Tofino Paddle & Surf Championships cancelled

We want to express our absolute gratitude for all the support for our event in the years past. So many good times would not have been possible without you all.

The championships has been a fun way for the SUP and surf community to get together and have a good time and meant as a way to help support our Canadian athletes to get out on the international scene and compete for Canada. The contest quickly went from a conversation on the beach to a full blown first year with over 70+ competitors and a whack of support from sponsors. It was the first time we had tried organizing something of this scale and have been stoked and proud of the results.

Unfortunately, we have had an overwhelming summer that’s left us feeling that we cannot commit to producing a contest at the caliber we would like. As the scope of the contest has grown so has our business and our families. This has created a lot of busy days in our life and left less time in the surf or hanging with our kids. We are choosing to simplify our pursuits and passions. We trust that feeling of 'being spread to thin’ is nothing new to you all and we’ve had to choose to simplify this year with the hopes of more time for family, awesome friends and surfing:)

We are so appreciative of all the support we have received over the last years from everyone, competitions, sponsors, volunteers and the community. The event would never have been possible with out it. Thanks again for all.

Stoked to see you in the surf!
Catherine and Zak
http://tofinopaddlesurf.com/


  Tofino SUP Festival - National SUP Race Championships   June 16-18, 2017
Tofino SUP Festival - National SUP Race Championships - June 16-18, 2017


3rd Annual Tofino Paddle & Surf Championships - Oct 21-23, 2016 3rd Annual Tofino Paddle & Surf Championships - Oct 21-23, 2016

» event info and photos

» RESULTS POSTED


  3rd Annual Tofino Paddle & Surf Championships    Oct 21-23, 2016
3rd Annual Tofino Paddle & Surf Championships - Oct 21-23, 2016

*Free Tandem Surf with friends of pets and a BodySurf Expression Session. Please register at the beach.

Pro

  • An opportunity to compete for the National Championship Titles for Men and Women SUP Surfing and secure a position as a SUP Surf Team Canada member for 2017 for the ISA World Standup and Paddleboard Championships. A $10 Canadian Surfing Association Fee is added to the registration fee.

Amateur

  • We highly suggest that if you are a competent sup surfer or placed in the top 8 in this division in years past, that you register in the Pro division.

Junior

  • 18 and Under **in order to qualify a child has to be 17 or younger by Dec 31, 2016 – potential repechage depending on numbers

http://tofinopaddlesurf.com/contest/

  Tofino Paddle & Surf Championships 2016 presents: MOVIE FEST - Oct 21, 2016
 - Oct 21, 2016

Surf & SUP Movie Night & Dinner

  • 6pm - 11pm: $5 Homemade Chili & $5 Beers
  • 7pm - 10pm: Surf and SUP Movies - Admission by donation for local chaarity Clayoquot Action and Rip Curl Surf's Up Event - SUPA Society
  • Location: Tofino Community Hall
  • https://www.facebook.com/events/1682345785359344/

  Tofino SUP Challenge Race weekend   July 16-17, 2016
Tofino SUP Challenge Race weekend - July 16-17, 2016

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE


2nd Annual Tofino Paddle Surf SUP Invitational - Oct 23-25, 2015 2nd Annual Tofino Paddle Surf SUP Invitational - Oct 23-25, 2015

» RESULTS POSTED

» 47 photos from Tofino Paddle Surf

» Congrats to our Newest Canadian Team Members, off to the WORLD'S in 2015!!!
Jeffery Spencer-1st place Open Men's / Marco Procopio second place Open Men's / Cath Bruhwiler 1st place Women's

2nd Annual Tofino Paddle Surf SUP Invitational - Oct 23-25, 2015

  2nd Annual Tofino Paddle Surf SUP Invitational    October 23 to 25, 2015
2nd Annual Tofino Paddle Surf SUP Invitational - Oct 23-25, 2015

~ A fun, competitive event for talented and committed surfers in Canada and beyond! ~

The Tofino Paddle Surf SUP Invitational is supported by sponsors, friends, and volunteers. The fun, competitive event invites talented and committed standup paddle surfers and surfers in Canada and beyond to shred the waves in Tofino this coming October 23, 24 and 25, 2015. Qualifying surfers are stoked, educated, and part of our epic and growing international SUP and surf community.

The Tofino Paddle Surf SUP Invitational will run as a three day event in Tofino, using a classic heat/judging panel format, and have open pro men’s, amateur and a women's divisions. By adding a ’surf’ contest component this year, we create an environment of mutual respect between all disciplines of surf and provide an opportunity to bring people together to share their love of surf and their community and to have a good time together.

We are proud to announce that this event is sanctioned as the official Canadian Surfing Associations Qualifying Event for representation at the 2016 ISA World SUP Games for both men and women's divisions.

The awards banquet will be held on Saturday evening, catered by the WOLF IN THE FOG Restaurant, downtown Tofino, October 24 and into the night.

If you are interested in participating, sponsoring, or volunteering for the event or would like more info, please feel free to contact us at contest@tofinopaddlesurf.com

Look forward to hearing from you! See you on the beach Friday October 23, 24 & 25! http://www.tofiinopaddlesurf.com/contest https://www.facebook.com/TofinoPaddleSurf


  Vancouver Island SUP series Victoria, Tofino, Comox   May-Aug 2015
Vancouver Island SUP series Victoria, Tofino, Comox - May-Aug 2015

  • Victoria: Cadboro Bay, Giro Beach - May 31, 2015
  • Tofino: Mackenzie Beach - Jul 18-19, 2015
  • Comox: Waterman Festival, Comox Marina Park - Aug 8-9, 2015

Catagories include: Groms (6-12), Youth (13-18), Womens, Mens and White Tops (55+)

more info at http://www.compassadventure.ca/events


Southern Vancouver Island SUP Race Series

» Southern Vancouver Island SUP Race Series: Thetis Lake - May 2, 2015

» Southern Vancouver Island SUP Race Series: Cadboro Bay - May 30, 2015

» Southern Vancouver Island SUP Race Series: Cadboro Bay - Jun 20, 2015

» Southern Vancouver Island SUP Race Series: TBA - Jul 23, 2015

» Southern Vancouver Island SUP Race Series: TBA - Aug 27, 2015

» Southern Vancouver Island SUP Race Series: Thetis Lake - Sept 19, 2015


  National SUP Surf champs return to Tofino    October 23 to 25, 2015
National SUP Surf champs return to Tofino October 23 to 25, 2015

National SUP Surf champs return to Tofino October 23 to 25, 2015

National SUP Surf champs return to Tofino October 23 to 25, 2015

October competition to crown top Canadian men and women adds surfing contest

Canada's original stand up paddle surf contest is coming back to Tofino and this time it's bringing it's big brother. Back by popular demand, Canada's most passionate stand up paddleboard surfers return to the west coast of Canada for the second annual Tofino Paddle Surf SUP Invitational, October 23 to 25, 2015.

"It's a fun, competitive event," says Catherine Bruhwiler, the organizer and owner of Tofino Paddle Surf. "We're inviting any committed stand up paddle surfer from Canada and beyond to a fun and supportive weekend of competing and partying."

Watch the Facebook page for more details as they announced: https://www.facebook.com/events/1507391306144970/

Last year 64 SUP surfers from Ontario, California, Washington and Hawaii joined a strong crew from Vancouver Island and B.C. in the inaugural event. The two day contest featured judged heats in Pro men, amateur men and a women's division. The top surfers in the pro and women's went on to represent Canada at the ISA World Championships.

This year SUP surf won't be the only contest on the water. The Invitational will wrap up with a one day surf contest.

"By adding a surf contest component we create an environment of mutual respect between all disciplines of surf," says Bruhwiler, who will compete in both the SUP and surf events. "It's an opportunity to bring people together to share their love of surf, the ocean and the beach."

SUP surfers will compete on Friday and Saturday with the winners crowned at a Saturday night banquet. Surfers will take to the water on Sunday. Both events will be held at one of the beaches near Tofino, British Columbia, Canada's surf capital.

"Tofino's an ideal location for a surf contest," says Bruhwiler. "With several beaches to choose from, each facing a slightly different direction, we can pick the best venue for the conditions, ensuring quality surf."

The SUP and surf community has jumped on board the event. Last year almost everyone received some sort of prize from sponsors, including SUP boards for top finishers. Bruhwiler expects similar overwhelming support and interest this year.

"I got a lot of great feedback on our inaugural event," she says. "I think this year's event will be even better."


   Tofino Paddle Surf SUP Invitational   October 25 & 26, 2014
Tofino Paddle Surf SUP Invitational - October 25 & 26, 2014

Tofino Paddle Surf is stoked to present:
First Annual Tofino Paddle Surf SUP Invitational - October 25 & 26, 2014
~ A fun, competitive event for talented and committed standup paddle surfers in Canada and beyond! ~

Press Release: Tofino, BC, June 4, 2014 - Tofino Paddle Surf is excited to announce the First Annual Tofino Paddle Surf SUP Invitational, with the support of sponsors, friends, and volunteers. The fun, competitive event invites talented and committed standup paddle surfers in Canada and beyond to shred the waves in Tofino on October 25 & 26, 2014. Qualifying surfers are stoked, educated, and part of our epic and growing international SUP community!

The Tofino Paddle Surf SUP Invitational will run as a two day event in Tofino, using a classic heat/judging panel format, and have open pro men’s, amateur and a women's divisions, for this year’s contest. It's all for fun and community and we'll be throwing in a body surf expression session for anyone who's interested and just all-around loves being in the waves!

We are proud to announce that this event is sanctioned as the official Canadian Surfing Associations Qualifying Event for representation at the 2015 ISA World SUP Games for both men and women's divisions.

The awards banquet will be held in the Beachfront Bistro at the Tin Wis Resort with their beautiful views of Mackenzie Beach and the setting sun on Sunday evening, October 26 and into the night.

If you are interested in participating, sponsoring, or volunteering for the event or would like more info, please feel free to contact us at contest@tofinopaddlesurf.com

Look forward to sending you out an official invite soon! See you on the beach Saturday, October 25 & 26, 2014!


  Vancouver Island SUP series   June to August 2014
Vancouver Island SUP series - Victoria: Cadboro Bay - June 22, 2014
Victoria: Cadboro Bay - June 22, 2014
Vancouver Island SUP series - Tofino: Tin Wis Resort - July 19-20, 2014
Tofino: Tin Wis Resort - July 19-20, 2014
Vancouver Island SUP series - Comox: Waterman Festival - August 9-10, 2014
Comox: Waterman Festival - August 9-10, 2014

Vancouver Island SUP series

the sixth year of Vancouver Island’s first Stand Up Paddle Board Race Series

Complete information at http://www.surf-sup.ca/events


  5th Annual Kalamalka Classic SUP Festival   Vernon BC, August 30-31, 2014
5th Annual Kalamalka Classic SUP Festival - Vernon BC, August 30-31, 2014

Kalamalka Classic SUP Festival (Standup Paddleboard) Kalamalka Lake Beach, Vernon BC

  • EAGLE DASH (2.5 Mile Circuit): Open/Recreational – All boards
  • WIKI HOLO: Short Course Competitive & Recreational
  • KEIKI HOLO: 400 Yard short course for Kids, 13 & Under
  • SPRINT DERBY: Recreational Fun / Kids & Adults
  • TEAM RELAY: Open to everyone (Mixed teams of four or Tandem)
  • KALAMALKA CROSSING – The 10-mile Classic event – Open to everyone
  • info at http://www.kalamalkaclassic.com/

     
District of Tofino launches free summer shuttle service -  June 28 to Sept 1, 2014

District of Tofino launches free summer shuttle service

Getting around Tofino this summer will be simpler than ever. In addition to Tofino’s popular multi use path, this season, residents and visitors can get around town by taking a free shuttle.

From June 28 to September 1, the service will run hourly between 11:00 am and 8:30 pm. The shuttle will begin in downtown Tofino and travel to the Cox Bay Visitor Information Centre with stops convenient to local beaches, restaurants and businesses. Riders can hop on or off the bus at any stop along the route. You can even load up your surfboard.

The shuttle previously charged riders a $2 fare but in an effort to make the service more convenient, the District of Tofino has opted to offer the service free of charge. The seasonal service is paid for through a blend of Resort Municipality Initiative and Federal Gas Tax Agreement funding. The District has contracted locally owned Tofino Bus to operate the 2014 service. For a complete schedule visit the District’s website at http://www.tofinobus.com/transit.


  Vancouver Island SUP series   June to Sept 2012
Vancouver Island SUP series - Victoria  Cadboro Bay  -  June 9-10, 2012
Victoria Cadboro Bay - June 9-10, 2012
Vancouver Island SUP series - Tofino  Tin Wis Resort  -  July 14-15, 2012
Tofino Tin Wis Resort - July 14-15, 2012

Check out RESULTS and 70 photos by Adam Dewolfe

Vancouver Island SUP series - Comox  Waterman Festival  -  Aug 18-19, 2012
Comox Waterman Festival - Aug 18-19, 2012
Vancouver Island SUP series - Parksville  Beach Club Resort -  Sept 29-30, 2012
Parksville Beach Club Resort - Sept 29-30, 2012

Vancouver Island SUP series

This is the fourth year of Vancouver Island’s first Stand Up Paddle Board Race Series. This unique event features four stops around Vancouver Island, British Columbia: Victoria, Tofino, Comox and Parksville. The fun and fast growing sport of Stand Up Paddle Boarding is showcased at each location with off the beach sprint races, fun relays and long distance courses. The beach culture side of each event includes a BBQ, music, MC judging booth, demos for the public and information on new water sports products. The Surf SUP event team provides a fun and safe environment for all levels from first time SUPers to advanced riders. Come join us and make the Island Series part of your vacation plans! Lots more info at http://www.surf-sup.ca/


  SUP race - Victoria Harbour   Oct 16, 2011
SUP race - Victoria Harbour - Oct 16, 2011

  • Come on by Ocean River for a fun afternoon of SUP racing. This short course is a recreational, all ages event.
  • Registration is only $10.00 and is available from 10:00am to 1:30pm the day of only.
  • Short Course Recreational, single heat race (2:30pm)
  • 1824 Store Street, Victoria, BC
  • Parking is free on the street Sundays!
  • Race starts at 2:30pm
  • Bring your board and PFD, no board rentals will be available for the race.
  • for inquires; 1 250-381-4233

  Stand Up Paddle Board Race - Gyro Park Cadboro Bay, Vic   Sept 04, 2011
Stand Up Paddle Board Race - Gyro Park Cadboro Bay, Vic - Sept 04, 2011

Vancouver Island SUP Series Race #5 Victoria - Gyro Park Cadboro Bay - Sept 04, 2011

  • register 10am - race 11am

  Epic Surf Co is Victoria's newest Surf and SUP Shop   opened July 2011
Epic Surf Co is Victoria's newest Surf and SUP Shop

Epic Surf Co is Victoria's newest Surf and SUP Shop, with old fashion customer service and quality products. Inside our gear bay you will find a wide assortment of everything Surf and SUP from paddles to planer's, pfd's to sun screen. Come check out the latest in Epic fashion! We are a authorized USblank dealer for the backyard builder to the seasoned professional, Epic Surf has all your shaping products.

Working in conjunction with one of Vancouver Island most respected shaper's, Jason Heinz gives Epic customers a lot of options with very affordable board prices and unbeatable craftsmanship. Owner Michelle Zeleschuck has plans to expand this business as sales of SUP's and Surfboards are heating up with surf season around the corner.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for: Groupon ads for rental gear, SUP demo days, Island Race Series, our Grand Opening and the Herald St Block Party where local filmmakers Purpose Pitch Productions will release "Shaping the Dream" featuring master shaper Jason Heinz.

Epic Surf Co is Victoria's newest Surf and SUP Shop
 

Epic Surf Co is Victoria's newest Surf and SUP Shop
 


SUP weekend on Kalamalka Lake - June 19-20, 2010

(February 11, 2010) - The colourful, warm waters of Kalamalka Lake between Vernon and Oyama, BC will be home to the first major SUP race in Canada – The Kalamalka Classic. It’s a 3-event SUP race at one of Canada’s prime flatwater Stand Up Paddling locations and the organizers have partnered with Gatzke’s Farm Market to provide great food, hammock hangout, bocce’ and accommodations.

Overview of the Event:


    Location: Kalamalka Lake – Vernon & Oyama, BC (3.5 hrs from Vancouver, 4.5 hrs from Seattle)
    Organizer: Kalavida Sports Ltd. / Kalavida Surf Shop, Vernon BC
    Host: Gatzke’s Farm Market/Kalavida Sports Ltd.
    Sponsors: To be announced
    Nearest Int’l Airport: YLW Kelowna (20 mins)
    Nearest Major Int’ Airport: YVR Vancouver
  • Friday: To be announced.
  • Saturday: (The Kaloya Crossover) It’s a short, loop course that has two different races; one for the newbie’s and one for the experienced paddlers. Newbies will do a short 2-mile version of the course and the experienced paddlers will ‘crossover’ the land at Kaloya Park as part of their 6-mile loop course. The afternoon will feature a more casual atmosphere with sprint races for prizes, board demos, vendor expo, followed by dinner at Gatzke’s Farm Market .
  • Sunday: (King/Queen of Kalamalka) The day that we’ll see the King and Queen of Kalamalka Lake crowned. This is the long distance paddle and the first male and female to cross the length of Kalamalka Lake (from Oyama to Vernon) will be crowned. Expect the winning time to come in around 2 hours for the 9-mile trek – An amazing chance to see one of the world’s most beautiful lakes up close and personal.

Event Fees and Registration: To be announced

Classes and Age Groups: To be announced

Event Info www.oksup.com - email oksup@shaw.ca

Accommodations at Gatzke’s:
3 Cabins available (sleeps up to 6 people) *book now!
Tent sites
RV parking with no hookups
Contact Lindsay Wong at: events@gatzkefarmmarkets.com


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