Surf Lesson Testimonials



A HUGE thank you to your team at Surf Sister. My BFF and I had a wonderful (please don’t confuse this with sucessful! LOL) time taking lessons from the Surf Sister team of Chantal and Nicole. They were great! I think it’s safe to say we’ve been bitten by the surf bug and we’re hoping talent/skill will soon follow. J at any rate, we are prepared to try again…and again, and again…

From Lindsay who didn’t stop laughing in the shop, to Chantal’s great coaching, to Nicole’s cheering/chastising…we loved it all. You have great enthusiasm on your team – long may it reign.

Thank you for a wonderful Saturday morning.

Jenn, Vancouver


Hey, just wanted to let you guys know that the lesson and the instructors were awesome!  It had a great balance of theory, practical application, and a good student:instructor ratio.  Keep it up!


I just wanted to Thank You for an Awesome time! I took my first lesson yesterday with Lily & Amber and I am hooked! I had to leave right after the lesson to get back to Victoria, but I wanted to let you know that I truly had a fantastic time. The teachers are great! Informative and totally Cool! I definitely plan to take a few more lessons and I am now starting to convince my brothers into a Winter Surfing Holiday…

Thanks again,
Jay Daniel Beechinor

I took a 2-hr surf lesson on June 8, during my vacation in Tofino. I just wanted to say what a wonderful time I had.
Tia and Kate were the instructors of our group – they were very helpful and patient in their teaching but made it loads of fun. Doing something like this is totally out of the box for me but I definitely want to do it again. I want to get my husband out there next time.

Thanks for a memorable experience!
Janice White, Langley BC

My friend and I just left Tofino and I wanted to tell you that we really had a great time at our surfing lesson – I couldn’t convince my 12 year old daughter to try it – but after she watched her 45 year old Mom give it a whirl – well I think I impressed her and now she is wanting to come again and sign up – so that will be something to look forward to. So thanks to Lilly and the English gal who really made us feel encouraged and capable – though I never did get up – I think a few yoga lessons to get me more limber would help in preparation, it was still great great fun.

Thanks again.
Sherrill Surfer Sista Berg

Hey Ladies,
I just wanted to say thanks for the surfing lesson. I was in Tofino almost two weeks ago and I had an amazing time. Not only was it my first time surfing but it was also my first time in the ocean. My instructor, Steph, was awesome. She was super inspiring and im pretty excited to get back in the ocean as soon as possible. However, being from Winnipeg makes that a bit difficult…Anyway, the bottom line was, I had a great time and it was a trip I will never forget.

Thanks so much,
Jane Harrington

I was sending an email, praising Tia and Rhiannon on their “Mother/Daughter” lessons. My daughter and I had the time of our lives with those 2. They share a certain chemistry valuable for teaching this sport. I would just like to share my positive experience with her, letting her know that her instructors are incredibly talented; while at the same time, having a great time with their clients!

Jodi and Emma Waters

Hi Tia and Rhiannon,
Erin and I wanted to say thank you both for such fun, fun, fun mother/daughter camp! It really was the best! Experiencing the surf sister culture and passion with you both was a very cool and memorable experience. I felt so comfortable and safe in the water, but prior to the camp, I was a little aprehensive about getting swept out to sea, swallowed by a whale, etc! I enjoyed learning about the swell, the off shore wind (good!), the long wave and rip tide, and the absence of an undertow. Oh, and I’ve gained an appreciation for a good “lump”, and love making drip castles! I had some good pop ups, but also really enjoyed just bopping around in the sea. From a mom’s perspective, you were fantastic role models for Erin. And for me too! I’m sure we’ll be back, and will look you up at the shop.

Deanne Patsula

first time to B.C. and my first time learning to surf, incredible. Thanks to all the girls at the Shop and Mattie, great instruction and very charming;) Hope to see you all again!

Thanks for the memorable trip!

We took two youth groups surfing on Wednesday, August 20th and had an awesome time. It was the first time for many of the kids and they were nervous but you girls were great at making everyone feel comfortable with their abilities. Thanks again. Hopefully we will see you next summer!

Sandon Fraser
Community Youth Worker, Dunbar Community Centre

I had the opportunity to attend the July 26-27 2008 clinic with my friend Chantelle and we had an absolute blast.I am, sadly, land-locked in Calgary but am looking forward to my next surf experience, hopefully in Tofino. I’ve been telling everyone who will listen about the school and what an amazing experience it was.

Cheers and thanks again.

Thank you SOOOO much for the great 2-day clinic this past weekend. Especially to Kate, you were SO informative and I know that Tanya, Jessica and I can’t WAIT to come back to Tofino and have another go! You really made the sport painless (relatively), exciting, and most of all, easy to understand. Thanks again SO much and we’ll be seeing you sooner rather than later!!

Sincerely and gratefully,
Adryon Roth RMT SMT II
Legacies Sports Massage

my name is Jessica Bevan. At the beginning of September (13th and 14th) I had the privilege of taking a group lesson with some of my girlfriends and your lovely instructor Kate. I just wanted to take the time to say how much we enjoyed our lessons and thought Kate was a fabulous instructor! She really took the time to explain the basics and made it so fun and simple. We were all very impressed and have since recommended your surf clinics to our friends and patients. Thanks again and look forward to taking lessons through you ladies again!

Sincerely and most graciously,

I just wanted to thank you all, again, for making me feel so welcome and comfortable during the time I was there last week. I enjoyed it so much, that I may try the eastern surf in Nova Scotia next October.
I wish you a good summer 2009 and a nice hockey season end (that’s for Lily!)

You truly are a nice team,
Christine Chapdelaine