Tatchu Adventures, Vancouver Island, Canada
Professional Surfer / Guide Raph Bruhwiler and Tatchu Surf Adventures are doing full on eco surf tours on Vancouver Island in the Pacific Northwest.
Established 1999, Tatchu is the only wilderness surf camp in Canada. We are a guided, low impact, wilderness surf adventure tour company providing our guests with awesome surf in an unparalleled wilderness environment with no crowds.
Nootka is the largest Island off the coast of Vancouver Island. Nootka boasts world class surf in water temperatures ranging from 50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Our area of operation spans the entire coastline of Nootka Island as well as Vancouver Island.
The Tatchu Adventures Eco Surf Village on Nootka island consists of over 1500 meters of boardwalk throughout the village to the tree houses, a common building (with guest accommodations), sauna, hot showers and biomass outhouses, with many points of interest along the way.
The Lodge is the common building, and is the center of activity for meals, relaxing, surf reports and expedition planning. Like the tree houses, the lodge was designed by Clay and Silvi and constructed from local timbers. Electricity and Wireless Internet available at Lodge.
Come and witness the beauty of the West Coast in our inviting Surf Village!
4 Days/ 3 Nights – US$1185
6 Days/ 5 Nights – US$1695
- All staff certified in wilderness/CPR/Aquatic/Marine First Aid
- Professional Wilderness First Aid kit
- satellite internet
- Emergency service provided by Vancouver Island Helicopters
- Handheld VHF radios for guests
SURFER Package Includes:
- Accommodation at Beano Creek
- High speed boat transfers
- Sauna, internet, power
- Wetsuits, booties + hoods
- Surf guide/instructor
- Cook / gourmet food
- Beach fires
- A real Canadian west coast adventure
We don’t believe in pushing people beyond their abilities or beyond their moods. If someone needs downtime sitting on a log,contemplating the ocean for an hour, we let them be. If someone wants to have a blast learning more about surfing or exploring hidden lakes and trails we take you there. Here on Nootka Island we have surf breaks for every level of surfers , from first time beginner to advanced surfers. This is your time to experience life with nature.
Listen to your guide. They are there for YOUR SAFETY!
Nootka Island offers everything from beachbreaks and rivermouths, to points and seriously heavy slab waves. Being that you are on an Island, you can travel looking for proper wind and swell direction. Tides play a huge role in Canada, so surfing around the tidal swings is very important. We will do our best to accomodate all surfing abilities and desires. You will get good waves.
Raphael Bruhwiler started surfing at age 7 in his hometown of Tofino B.C. Canada. He has traveled the world surfing, competing and exploring. His loves searching out his backyard along the West coast of Vancouver Island looking for waves and wildlife. Nootka Island is one of Raph’s favorite places to explore due to so many world class waves and unlimited potential. Raph will guide you along this beautiful coastline rich with nature and waves. For more on Raph, checkout his website:
Welcome to The Pacific Northwest!
- Rubber / Hiking boots
- Rain Jacket and pants
- Day pack
- Water bottle
- Surf gear (we also have surf boards and wetsuits available)
Ready to book?
Want more information about Las Palmeras Surf Camp? Take a look at the website: www.surflaspalmeras.com
Got questions? Don’t hestitate to call.