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Maximize Your Tofino
Surf Experience

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Whether starting out or looking to improve your skills, Sadler Surf School will bring you to the next step and enrich your time in the ocean.

About

YOUR  INSTRUCTOR

Andrew Sadler is a born-and-raised, 3rd generation Tofitian who has been in the ocean his whole life, and an avid surfer for the past 14 years.  His love and passion for surfing runs deeply in his family as his grandfather Jim Sadler taught himself to surf as one of the pioneering surfers of Tofino. Jim passed on his passion for surfing onto his son Harold, who in turn passed his enthusiasm for surfing onto his son Andrew. He is a fully certified International Surfing Association (ISA) surf instructor and coach, and has been teaching surf lessons since 2014.

 

He has always loved to travel abroad to surf new breaks, serve in missions, and explore this amazing planet, but Tofino will always have a special place in his heart.

 

One of his favorite things about surfing is seeing people experiencing the same joy that he finds every time he paddles out and helping them find it.

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LESSON  TYPES

LESSON  INFO

All Beginner Surf lessons

  • Are private and taught by born-and-raised local Andrew Sadler​

  • Ages 6+*

    • *If there are three or more children 12 and under in a lesson, one other adult must be in the water to help manage the children (doesn't have to be in lesson, but able to help control the kid's boards and such)

    • **Lessons of any size with minors must have an accompanying adult on the beach or in the water for the duration of the lesson.

  • Participants must transport themselves to and from the beach.

  • Have a 6 person group? Please send details to info@sadlersurfschool.com to see if we can accommodate.

  • Cancellation fee: $20 per person until 48 hours before the lesson. No refunds within 48 hours of lesson time

Beginner Surf lessons With Gear

  • 3 hours for plenty of time to change into your wetsuits at Live To Surf surf shop, travel to the beach, and address your surfing needs during the beach and ocean sessions. We will discuss safety and practice technique in a brief beach session before building our skills with plenty of ocean time.

  • We will meet at Live To Surf surf shop to try on wetsuits. We will then drive to the beach in separate vehicles.

  • Gear must be returned at the end of the lesson. If you would like to keep the gear after the lesson, please book a "Beginner Surf Lesson" and get 20% off gear rentals at Live To Surf.

Beginner Surf lessons Without Gear

  • 2.5 hours for plenty of time to address your needs during the beach and ocean sessions. We will discuss safety and practice technique in a brief beach session before building our skills with plenty of ocean time.

  • We will meet in the parking lot of the designated beach. The specific beach will be determined the day before the lesson.

  • Don’t have a gear? Get 20% off of your rentals with Live to Surf! Receive your promo code after checkout. Alternatively, book "Beginner Surf Lesson w/ Gear" to have gear for the duration of your lesson.

Hourly Surf Coaching

  • Ideal for intermediate to advanced surfers who already know ocean safety, can paddle out the back, and can catch waves on their own at a minimum.

  • Instructor will paddle out with you, helping you pick the right waves and giving feedback on technique.

  • 1 hour minimum. Additional hours can be added during session for more instruction!

  • Ages 10+*

    • *Sessions with minors must have an accompanying adult on the beach or in the water for the duration of the session.

  • Additional students can be added for $30/hr. 4+ participants get 10% off

  • Local? Inquire about our local's rate.

  • Gear not included​​.

  • Cancellation fee: $20 per person until 48 hours before the lesson. No refunds within 48 hours of lesson time.

Video Review Surf Coaching

  • Ideal for intermediate to advanced surfers who already know ocean safety, can paddle out the back, and can catch waves on their own at a minimum.

  • 2 sessions in this service:

    1. Filming Session: Approximately 1.5 hours are spent on the beach with your coach, who will be filming your surfing and giving you feedback with drills to practice.

    2. Video Review Session: You will meet with your coach online via Google Meet to review the footage and discuss what is working, and what isn't working in your technique.​

  • Ages 10+*

    • *Sessions with minors must have an accompanying adult on the beach or in the water for the duration of the session.

  • Additional students can be added for $75 per person.

  • Inquire about local's discounts.

  • Must book 1 day in advance.

  • Gear not included.

  • Cancellation fee: $20 per person until 48 hours before the lesson. No refunds within 48 hours of lesson time.

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Testimonies

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

Colin

Andrew was very informative and helpful in pointing out little things to try and a couple of them helped right away. I wish I had found and taken a lesson like this years ago as I think it would have really helped me transition more comfortably to that fully intermediate surfing sooner.

Jennifer

My two daughters aged 18 and 15 were fortunate enough to take a 2.5 hour private lesson with Andrew. They had never surfed before this. He was super positive, knowledgeable and made this a really memorable and most of all fun experience! I would recommend Andrew for sure!

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Justine

Andrew gave my nine-year-old his first surf lesson. My kid started a little excited and a little nervous, but ended wildly excited about surfing and bursting with joy. What a lovely thing it was to see. I highly recommend Andrew.

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