TRAK Pacific Rim Skills Camp - BC Canada: May TBD, 2023

Book for 2023: 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 between Tofino & Ucluelet in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, British Columbia, Canada, for a blend of sea kayak surf skills development and progression, hands on risk management, teaching and coaching workshop in May 2023. This is a beautiful time of year on Vancouver Island.

  • 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.

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.

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Chelsea Josue

“It was very exciting to be around such a culture of people and find myself on the open waters of the wild pacific coast with such an inviting and welcoming group, in these amazing high-performance kayaks. Never in my wildest dreams would those few basic skills that we learned on the first day, would progress to where we went today.”

Chelsea Josue

Natalie Kelly

“That was really fun. He just broke it down… It’s funny when you have someone take the time to go through things that might be natural. He broke down the surf process into little bitty pieces that made me way more comfortable. I would have never just dove in and done that on my own.”

Natalie Kelly

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 favourite 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
  • Accommodations 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 TBD, 2023

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