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Sup Paddle Boarding Instructor Course

Pembrokeshire Paddle boarding

The objectives of the ISA Coaching & Instructing Program:

  • To establish an international system of Coaching and Instructing Courses, improving the safety and efficacy of surf instruction around the world.
  • To further develop, through educational programs, a body of knowledge on which Coaches and Instructors may draw.
  • To provide Coaches and Instructors with employment opportunities, encouragement and support.
  • To advance surf Coaching and Instructing as a globally standardised and highly professional activity with stringent requirements.

Over time this program will expand to many other areas of professional development education for our great sport of surfing.  All ISA Coaches and Instructors must abide by the local laws and regulations of the area in which they work. All ISA Instructors must be a minimum of 16 years of age to become an accredited ISA Instructor but must work under supervision of an ISA Instructor over 18 years of age.  An ISA Instructor must be a minimum of 18 years of age to instruct without supervision.


This level one course is the cutting industry standard for surf Instructors at quality surf schools around the world. This course has the broadest international appeal.
This level two course is for elite contest preparation. All level two Coaches MUST have completed and passed an ISA level one Surf Instructor course prior to approval as a level two Surf Coach.
The ISA’s newest course, this certification is designed for Flat Water SUP Stand Alone in lakes, bays, lagoons and all flat water settings.
This level 1 course combines a dual credential for both Surf and SUP with a broad range of technique applications as well as safety procedures.


Complete an ISA SUP Instructor Course and teach Stand Up Paddle boarding around the World. The ISA is the internationally recognised training authority for Surfing, Bodyboarding, and Stand Up Paddle boarding. The ISA trains and qualifies Instructors in a wide range of skills including; safety management, rescue, teaching, group management and SUP school operation. Use your ticket to travel the world and spend every day on the water.

Flat Water

Paddle Boarding Course


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