The Pacific Surf School team includes some of the most dedicated, passionate and qualified surf instructors you'll find in Tofino... maybe even the world! Learn more about the amazing group of people who share the joy of surfing with our students all year long. Check our their bios below or drop in anytime and say hello! 

Jay

Owner

Jay

Owner

Jay, owner and operator of Pacific Surf Co, was born and raised in Maple Ridge B.C. but has been a local in Tofino waters for over 15 years. He has a vartiety of boards but the favorite is his Hobie 6'0, a Cox Bay shredding machine. Jay loves surfing and also out of the water hobbies like motorbikes, fishing and his latest passion becoming a dad to his new born son Parker. Surfing has taken Jay to many places around the globe including Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Indonesia, California, Hawaii and Oregon but the most important is Tofino because without Jay the rest of us at Pacific Surf Co would'nt have such great jobs.

Hannah

General Manager ** On Maternity Leave!

Hannah

General Manager ** On Maternity Leave!

Hometown: Tofino, Canada

Hannah is our trusty manager and instructor extraordinaire. She has been working at Pacific Surf Co. for 8 years after exploring through a love for travel and surfing. She’s surfed in Ireland, Mexico, Hawaii, Costa Rica and India. She now calls Tofino home and we're proud that Hannah is like our board wax.... she keeps us sticking together. For the next year, she'll be switching out and taking on the role of mom! 

Olivia

Temporary General Manager

Olivia

Temporary General Manager

Olivia was introduced to surfing right here in Tofino's waters a few years ago, and has been in love with the sport and place ever since. Moving around as she grew up, Olivia is happy to have finally found home in this little corner of Vancouver Island's west coast. 

Nikki

Office Administration, Surf Instructor & SUP Instructor

Nikki

Office Administration, Surf Instructor & SUP Instructor

Hometown: Tofino, Canada

Nikki is Pacific Surf Co's island girl; she was born in Victoria, put her feet onto wax for the first time at North Chesterman Beach at age 13 and her last name (Delisle) translates to 'Of The Island'. Nikki loves living in a tropical rainforest paradise where we can be wearing sunscreen at Cox Bay then five minutes later be on a lush green forest hike.

Allan

Surf Instructor & Surf Camp Administrator

Allan

Surf Instructor & Surf Camp Administrator

Hometown: Tofino, Canada

Allan is our team motivator with enough energy for everyone and more to spare for you! Allan has graced lots of countries on his travels including; Indonesia, Japan, Australia, Mexico and now Tofino.  Allan also happens to be our shop mechanic and that has proven to be very useful as surf vehicles can be as unreliable as Tofino weather, lucky we've got Allan to depend on.

Miles

Surf Instructor

Miles

Surf Instructor

Bio coming soon! 

Adam H

Surf Instructor

Adam H

Surf Instructor

Adam grew up loving the water, spending the majority of his life as a professional swimmer. Last year he traded in his swim cap for his surf board and headed out for the coast. We've had the pleasure of having Adam on our team for a year now, meaning we've learnt some fun things about him! First, he not only has a knack for surf instructing - but a passion for comic books, anything starwars, and video games. Second, his favourite board? A good ol' soft top! 

Adam T

Surf Instructor

Adam T

Surf Instructor

Hometown: London, England

Our very own grom, Adam, comes to us with excitement and a passion to make sure everyone’s experience in Tofino is the best it possibly can be. Having experienced his first lesson in these waters himself, Adam feels a strong connection to those who want to learn how to surf out on our beautiful coast. Always smiling and always ready to get out in the water, we are stoked to have Adam on our team!

Jill

Office Administration, SUP & Surf Instructor

Jill

Office Administration, SUP & Surf Instructor

Jill is our east coast representative! Growing up in Nova Scotia, Jill was destined to love the ocean. She's been surfing and standup paddleboarding now for four years, and loves indulging in nature. When she's not in the water, she's found camping, hiking, or enlightening someone with a fun fact about nature.