Once you're a Surf Sister, you're always a Surf Sister!
Year after year, staff come back to be part of this amazing 'family'. They are inspiring, strong, independent, confident ladies who do what they love and love what they do.
Check them out! Send them snailmail. Give them treats. It's the simple things that gets them excited.
Krissy (AKA Surf Momma)
The mother hen. Inspiration to all. Story teller extraordinaire.
This girl has passion, drive and and dedication. She works hard and pours her heart and soul into supporting her staff, friends, family and the community. She's the best boss and friend you could ever ask for.
Talk to anyone about Krissy and they'll light up and probably have a story or two to share.
She knows how to have a good time. Kills it on her single fin. And has your back whenever the going gets tough.
Knowing her is an honor.
The girl with style and mad skills. Put a guitar or fiddle in her hand and she’ll sing and twang and make you dance all night long. That’s just what her band, the Little Saturdays, tend to do!
Put a surfboard under her feet and she will dominate the water and surf better than most of the boys. Having competed in pretty much every contest that’s happened in Tofino, she’s the one to watch out there. She’ll say that the pinnacle of her competitive career was getting a first place finish at the first and only Soft Top Challenge of 2006. How can one top that!
A Surf Sister since 2003. Killing it in everything she does since she was born. This girls da bomb.
Our English mate. She loves horses, adventuring, traveling, dirt biking, golfing, fighting fires and playing guitar. Especially her air guitar. Ask her to show you her Alice Cooper imitation! She’s been surfing since she was 19 – and is more or less pro. She did win the Womens Longboard Division in the 2015 Tofino Ripcurl Pro after all.
When not in Tofino, you’ll find her traveling and working in tropical places, putting a smile on every surfer-in-training’s face with her killer corny jokes and infectious positive attitude. A Surf Sister since 2005, and a proud permanent resident of Canada since 2013, she’s not going anywhere! And we’re glad. Because she kicks butt not only in the water and as an instructor, but as a friend, and sister. We are lucky to have her!
Nicole started surfing while she was living in Australia back in 2004. Since then she's found ways to 'make a living' around the world by sharing her passion for surfing, the body and life.
Also a yoga, Feldenkrais and Somatic Experiencing practitioner she loves geeking out about anything to do with the brain/body/nervous system and applying it to surfing. Check out her Fit to Rip series, which is all about refining the movements required while surfing.
A lover of napping, dinner parties, games nights, hazelnut tortes, chocolate and nutella. Feel free to pick her brain or give her sugary treats next time you see her!
Sherrie, Shez, Shezza
Our traveling gypsy Surf Sister who loves to travel the world and share her passion for surfing, adventure and life everywhere she goes. We were lucky enough to have her make her way to Tofino in 2009 when she decided to take a break from the snow/ mountain life to get back into the water. Having grown up surfing on the East Coast of Australia, she had to do a little adjusting to the cold but that hasn’t stopped her from coming back summer after summer!
This girls got sick style and can (wo)manhandle her longboard like nobody’s business. She’s damn good on a short board too!
A great partner in crime for any type of adventure, Shez is passionate, inspired, motivated and driven and it shows in everything she does!
A mountain girl who finally listened to the calling of the ocean and officially moved to Tofino in 2014. It wasn’t only the waves and clean water that drew her here. It was the beauty, the empty beaches and the opportunity to be salty and sandy all day long!
An avid car camper, she’s got the best camping kitchen set around and knows how to make the best gluten free camping crepes you’ve ever had. If you want to impress her, build her a fire and cook her a hotdog. She loves hotdogs. Watch for her out there in the ocean. She’s the one charging on the soft top, training to be the World Softtop Champion and hopes to one day travel the world on a jet ski! Watch out world.
If you are looking for a good time, track down this beauty by following the echoes of her contagious laugh. This girl pours her heart into making sure anyone that walks through the doors at Surf Sister has a good experience and surf lesson. She cares so much about surfing, we are certain she wants you to enjoy it as much as she does. Tiffany inspires us all to be better surfers with her early morning surfs almost every dang day and her yoga practise that keeps her shreddin'. She is the queen of the big hugs and and if you need it she'll pet your head like a cat. We love her almost as much as she loves birds.
Lydia is our most dedicated, determined surfer. She began while traveling in Costa Rica and Nicaragua in 2014 and in only a few years has gone from a newby to a ‘pro’. This girls got beautiful style, can walk up and down her longboard with grace and has great control.
Originally from Quebec, Tofino stole her heart in 2015. She fits right in at Surf Sister where she loves the fact that everyone can fully just be themselves, in the craziest way possible with no need to play it cool.
Find her out in the water any opportunity that she gets practicing and refining her technique in hopes to make it to the finals and win some competitions in the near future! If you see her out there, be sure to cheer her on!
Our Surf Sister shack mama! Kate has a contagious personality and if you are lucky enough to take a lesson from our Surf Shack location, you were probably greeted by her big smile, her epic tales from her extensive travels and of course - Salty D, our favorite furry shop mascot. Kate makes surfing fun, and she looks freaking cute and badass doing it. We hope you get to meet Kate one of these days, because she is just so great, Surf Sister wouldn’t be the same without her.
Our massage-yoga-queen-surf-instructor- extraordinaire. This lady boss has the most warming smile and kind personality, also she makes surfing look so graceful and fun. We sure are happy to have her back with us this summer.
This babe with killer hair officially left Switzerland in 2010 because Switzerland is known for chocolate, not for surfing. She instantly fell in love with Tofino and knew it was home. As a dedicated surfer, she’s out there no matter the conditions, pushing her limits and catching bombs. Don’t let her petiteness deceive you!
When not in the water, you’ll find her giving killer massages, teaching yoga and dreaming up her next travel plan.
Watch for her in the tropics! She often sneaks away on amazing adventures that leave with many stories to tell. Coming soon!
Born and raised here in Tofino, she doesn’t take her back yard for granted. You’ll find her exploring all the secret gems that this island has to offer. Canoeing, hiking or snowshoeing, she’s out there any chance she can get.
Not only is she a good friend, motivated, inspired and outdoorsy, she’s also the brains in ‘the family’ and is currently going to school learning brainy things.
Plus she’s a killer photographer.
All around, this girl’s got it all! We’re excited to see where life takes her.