Surfing At Pacific Sands

Are you a guest at Pacific Sands Beach Resort and would like to go surfing? We have great news for you! The Surf Sister Surf Shack is located on site beside Surfside Grill, steps from your rental unit. No need to drive into town, just walk over for your pre-booked lesson or grab rental gear. With warm showers, towels, lockers, changing facilities and complimentary hot drinks there’s no need to go anywhere else! (Please note: lessons and rentals from this location are exclusive to Pacific Sands guests only)

Pre-booking your lessons during the busy summer months is highly recommended as availability is limited! To book a lesson please scroll down and fill out a LESSON REQUEST FORM.

Surf Sister staff are on-site to assist you daily from 9:00am-6:00pm during the summer months. Call them if you have any further questions.

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All lessons run out of the Surf Shack located at Pacific Sands. If conditions allow it we will surf at Cox Bay, right out front of the resort!

Please note that if conditions are inappropriate you may be required to drive to a different beach for your lesson.



The Surf Shack is equipped with wetsuits for all sizes! We also carry boogie boards and soft top surfboards, which are great for anyone.

Please note that our rental fleet is on a first come first serve basis. If conditions are unsafe at Cox bay we will direct you to the most suitable beach for your level. Roof racks will be provided to transport your gear.

Group Lessons (Day 1 & Day 2): 
Join other Pacific Sands guests and give surfing a go!

$89+GST all gear included

* Students must have basic swimming skills, be 12 years or older (over 5 ft and 100 lbs).  1 instructor to max 5 people.

Private Lesson: 1 on 1
Whether you’re a total newbie or advanced and want to refine technique, a private lesson is a great way for you to get exactly what you need.

$189+GST all gear included    

Private Family/Group Lessons: 2-5 people
Learn to surf with a few friends or your family and take home memories of salt and smiles, waves and wipeouts!

2 People:
$268+GST total ($134/person) all gear included

3 People:
$327+GST total ($116/person) all gear included

4 People:
$426+GST total ($106.5/person) all gear included

5 People:
$505+GST total ($101/person) all gear included

* Students must have basic swimming skills and be 6 years and older.

*Credit card required to book


Day Rate
Take the gear for the day and have your fun out there!

  • Wetsuit $25/day

  • surfboard $25/day

  • Boogie boards $20/day

  • Gloves, boots or hood $5/day each

Stop in at the Surf Shack and get yourself set up!

*Credit Card required

Summer Lesson Times: (Mid March - Mid Oct) 10:00am-12:30pm and 2:00-4:30pm

Winter Lesson Times: (Open Dec 24th-Jan 3rd) 11:00am-1:30pm

Please note that the form is a request only and you will be contacted by Surf Sister to confirm the booking. We will require a credit card # to hold your spaces.