TRAK Surf Camp - Tofino BC Canada - May 23-27, 2019

Couched in a base camp setting in the west coast forest, this TRAK Tour is designed to help you upgrade your surf kayaking skills (no matter what your skill level is now) in one of the world's best locations for surf and waves. Join TRAK in beautiful Tofino, British Columbia, Canada, for a blend of sea kayak surf skills development and progression, hands on risk management, teaching and coaching workshop in May 2019.

  • Country: Canada
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

What we're going to do

The adventure starts by getting to the west coast of British Columbia. Your goal is to get to the hub cities of Nanaimo or Victoria to start your trip up island and across to the west coast. You will be met at your transportation hub near Tofino for transportation to reserved camping. From there, we will start our surf camp experience from our base at Wya Point.

Our aim is to help develop your confidence and competence in dynamic water as a progression. 


Tour Itinerary

Daily 4 Block Format:

  • On-land start - time for content or discussion-based curriculum, safety plan and briefing for the day's activities and occasional review of some videos of previous day.
  • On-water / by the beach - Focused skills development.
  • On-land wrap up - debriefing of the day's activities and consolidation of learnings.
  • Fire-side discussions - A social event to share experience and insight.

Meet Your Guide

Eder Arreola

Eder has profound insights and a depth of skill in group management and communication which support his work as both a guide and a business coach. You will benefit from the range of his expertise. Eder also holds BCU 4-star Sea Leader and UKCC Coach certifications. Engage Eder in coaching kayak skills or discussing life philosophy and you will come away enriched. He also has a sweet sense of humor and a genuine heart for people. You’ll see.

Tour reviews

"My first foray into these waters was during the inaugural Bay of Fundy Sea Kayak Symposium where I spent three days working on fundamental skills, leadership, and paddling in current. The islands provide scaled learning environments from placid sheltered waters to more exposed tidal flows around the outer islands and the playful Hell’s Gate. I cannot think of a better place to develop skills as a paddler, or just enjoy the sheep, eagles, and osprey."

Kirk Dauphinee

"There is a group of more than 20 islands, known as The Tuskets, the Mi'kmaq word for the "Great Forked Tidal River". The actual river continues into the sea where the flow is augmented by the tidal cycle. There are 8000 acres of salt marshes alone. The tidal flood carries you north wise towards Cape Forchu and the Bay of Fundy, and the ebb takes you deep into the North Atlantic. The picture is of a demanding environment, an ideal place to run sea kayak leadership sessions, an excellent spot to exercise navigation, and an overall bucket list location for any competent Paddler."

Paul Maxan

Where we're going

  • Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
  • Pacific Rim National Park, on BC's wild, wet west coast
  • The end of the road and the edge of the continent

What you'll learn

Surf Skill and Sea Kayaking: role model effective step-by-step progression to develop competence for comfortably launching and landing (and play) in surf.

  • Biomechanics development for effective boat control
  • Neuroscience of learning: how to teach and make it stick
  • Elements of Instructing - Teaching - Coaching - Mentoring for your own group management
  • Safe, effective and fun surf launching and landing skills

What's included in the tour

We'll provide everything you need once you arrive, until you leave.  You may want to bring your favorite PFD and paddle, and if you have a TRAK kayak already, bring it with you and save.

  • Meals / group dining prepared onsite in an expedition format
  • Accomodations at Wya Point campground in beach front yurts
  • Sea Kayak and Risk Management Skills Training with certified instructors / guides and TRAK Pilot mentors

Not included

  • Airfare
  • Transportation to and from the airport
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
May 23 - 27, 2019

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