Professional Surfer / Guide Raph Bruhwiler is partnered up with Tatchu Surf Adventures . Tatchu is the only wilderness surf camp in Canada, established 1999. We are a full guided, low impact, wilderness surf adventure tour company.

We provide our guests with awesome surf in an unparalleled wilderness environment with no crowds.

Nootka Island which is the largest Island off the coast of Vancouver Island boasts world class surf in water temperatures ranging from 50 - 60 Fahrenheit. Our area of operation is the entire coastline of Nootka Island as well as Vancouver Island.

This is truly one of the most beautiful coastal/rainforest zones on the planet.

For more information and to book your adventure please contact :  


Phone : 250 266 5481

The Tatchu Adventures Eco Surf Village on Nootka island consists of over 1500 meters of boardwalk throughout the village to the tree houses, common building (with guest accommodation), sauna, hot showers and biomass outhouses, with points of interest along the way. 

The Lodge - common building - is the centre 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! 

SURFER Package Includes: 

  Accommodation at Beano Creek
  High speed boat transfers
  Sauna , internet , power
  Wildlife viewing
  Surfing equipment if needed
  Surf guide/instructor
  Cook / gourmet food
  Finding the best waves around
  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.

( Intermediate - Advanced ) best months April - May , Sept - Nov

( Beginners ) best months June - Aug

Group size - min 6 , max 10

Contact us for group rates.

Surf Adventure

4 Days/ 3 Nights - $ 1185 pp
6 Days/ 5 Nights - $ 1695 pp

Explore Nootka SUP

Into the wild Surf / Yoga

All staff certified in
   First Aid

Professional Wilderness
   First Aid kit

satellite internet

Emergency service provided
    by Vancouver Island

Handheld VHF radios for

Listen to your guide.
    They are there for YOUR

Your Guide Raphael Bruhwiler grew up on the beach in Tofino B.C and started surfing at age 7. Since then he has traveled the world surfing , competing and exploring. His favorite thing to do is exploring in his backyard along the West coast of Vancouver Island. Nootka Island has so many world class waves and is one of his favorite places to be. Let Raph guide you along this beautiful coastline that is rich with nature and waves. For more on Raph checkout his website .  


Thank you to all the talented Photographers that visited us throughout the years and captured the beauty of Tatchu Adventures and the surrounding areas. If you would like a professional photographer along with the trip to capture your adventure check out their websites .

Jordan Junck

Douglas Ludwig

Dean Azim

Jeremy Koreski

Adam DeWolfe

Ocean Simone Shine