Earlier this summer, during the week of Vans Beach Day, Dean Petty came early to the show to enjoy the fruits of Tofino and its surrounding area. From good eats, calm seas, and great company, Dean was indeed a tourist in his own country with tour guide Noah Cohen and Captain Jai. Scroll down to view his postcard visit to the tourism mecca of Tofino.

Photography by @KylerVos



Dear Tofino,

My name is Dean, you don’t really know me, but I’m a huge fan of your work. I recently had the opportunity to explore and enjoy all of your incredible aspects if your portfolio of epicness. With effortless grace and a magical wisp, you have all of the things I love on tap (surfing, fishing, boating, eating) and readily accessible. It wasn’t all of the shiny activities that made me fall in love with you; It was your people, the people make the place, the adventure, and memories. I felt the greatest sense of generosity and pure happiness from everyone that I encountered. Thank you for everything.

Keep doing what you’re doing!
XOXO. Dean.