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ISA Surf Instructor Courses Level 1

ISA level 1 surf instructor courses 2021

is aimed at individuals over the age of 16, who have been surfing for at least ONE years ISA Level 1 Surf Coach Award is a great way to start your career.

The award is aimed at coaches who are currently working with novice to intermediate surfers who wish to develop their skills in order to coach beginner classes. It’s widely recognised as the most desirable qualification by the ISA regulated surf schools in the UK for appointing lead coaches. You’ll be able to work with junior squads, advanced and competitive surfers as well as being the minimum award required if you wish to start your own surf school in the UK. Although the exact schedule of this award may vary, the primary course content includes:

About the ISA Programs International Surfing Development provide ISA Surfing Programs throughout the world for Surf Instructors, SUP Instructors and Surf Judges. Recognised  by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the world governing authority for the sport of surfing, the ISA Surf Coaching & Instructing Educational Program is the international standard for accreditation of Coaches and Instructors in the surf school industry. The ISA Coaching & Instructing Program is designed to develop the skills, knowledge and abilities of those individuals who wish to obtain a scientific approach to the Coaching and Instructing of surfing.

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.

ISA LEVEL 1 SURF INSTRUCTOR COURSE The ISA Level 1 Surf Instructor qualification is the only internationally recognised Surf Instructor qualification recognised by the International Surfing Association and member organisations. All ISA courses set the international standard for accreditation for Instructors and Coaches in the surf school industry.

The ISA Level 1 Surf Instructor Qualification is the basic Instructor accreditation and minimum requirement for professional instructors to hold. It covers the teaching of entry level and basic beginner surfers through to an early intermediate level. All level 1 Instructors must be a minimum age of 16 years old. Instructors under the age of 18 must work with a supervising instructor until they reach 18 years of age, at which time they are able to instruct on their own.

The requirements for accreditation and gaining the ISA Level 1 Surf Instructor qualification are ▪ Attend the 2 Day ISA Level 1 Surf Instructor Course

▪ Satisfactorily complete all requirements of the course including

▪ Venue Analysis

▪ Design a basic learn to surf lesson plan

▪ Deliver a basic learn to surf lesson

▪ Demonstrate basic surf skills (at the end of this document, there is an explanation of what is required to demonstrate for the Level 1 surf skills)

▪ Complete 20 practical instructing hours with a Supervisor Instructor who signs off a competency Check List for the Trainee Instructor

▪ Fully complete the Level 1 Surf Instructor Work Book

▪ Complete and be proficient in an Ocean Rescue Award

▪ It is also strongly recommended that all instructors are a member of their National Governing Body

▪ * Please note that there may be additional location specific requirements that must be met prior to the issuing of the Qualification. This may include for example, the requirement to have any working with children checks completed Once these are all completed, the Trainee Instructor submits their Work Book to the Course Organiser, the National Governing Body or to the person identified during the course to whom all completed materials must be submitted to.

Once this has been done, it will be submitted to the ISA Head Office for processing. At which time, the successful instructors will be issued with their ISA Level 1 Certificate and added to the ISA Instructor Register.

The 2 Day ISA Level 1 Surf Instructor Course will cover all the required material, both the theory and practical components. At the completion of the course, the participants must finish the requirements before they can submit their workbook to become accredited and qualified as an ISA Level 1 Surf Instructor.

Participants have 12 months to fully complete and submit to the ISA all requirements from the date of the start of the course to become accredited and qualified. If not completed within this 12 month time frame, the participant must complete the 2 day course again. Instructor and Member Registration lasts for 12 months from the date of registration with the ISA.

To reregister with the ISA, it is simply a matter of renewing online with the payment of the annual registration fee. Level 1 Surf Skills Assessment The Level 1 Surf Skills assessment requires the Course Participant to demonstrate the following techniques. These must be not only demonstrated but demonstrated with confidence and competence. It is expected that these are completed in waist to chest high waves.

• Paddle out to the take off zone behind the break

• Negotiate the impact zone paddling out/eskimo/turtle roll on a long board or duck diving on a short board,

• Take off on unbroken wave

• Perform a BASIC Bottom turn TO THE LEFT AND RIGHT,

• Traverse a wave both left and right that is on both forehand and backhand (front side, backside)

• Perform a basic dismount/flick-out (pull off the wave safely and in control)

• Return to shore safely These can be demonstrated either by video or live during the course.

Please note that during some courses, it will not be possible to have the opportunity to demonstrate these surf skills for the assessment. This may be due to location constraints, time constraints, prevailing surf conditions for example. Photo’s generally will not be accepted as evidence. A course participant will have 12 months from the start date of a course to demonstrate these skills. As part of the course, a participant will have 2 additional chances to send through videos at no extra charge if the initial videos do not demonstrate the required skills. If a participant does not meet the skill level, specific feedback will be provided explaining what was missing and what areas need to be worked on and redemonstrated. If after an addition resending of videos, the participant’s videos still do not meet the requirements, there will be an additional charge for further reviews. Please note that this is not intended as an income producing stream, rather to ensure that participants take note of the feedback and work on what is required before sending back more videos, rather than just sending copious numbers of videos through in the hope that one or two might demonstrate what is required.

UNITED KINGDOM, EUROPE BALI, SRI LANKA & MOROCCO

LEVEL 1 SURF INSTRUCTOR COURSES 2021

ISA SURF INSTRUCTOR COURSE CONTENT

  • The role of the surfing Coach.
  • Identifying the duty of care regulations that apply to conducting surfing lessons.
  • Risk management & safety.
  • Identifying surfing lesson  hazards.
  • Emergency Action Processes.
  • Lesson plans for surfing courses.
  • surf boards courses, equipment
  • Communication skills for the surf course environment.
  • Instruction Surf course coaching methods.
  • Surf lesson plans.
  • Assessing students performance.
  • Evaluating surf course outcomes.
  • Minimising environmental impacts
  • Abide by student lesson & Surf instructor courses ratios: Surf Course Accredited Instructor.

Not only do you get to spend every day on the beach, but you can also manage it so you work during summers and escape the winters traveling. You can also get jobs abroad, or in surf camps right across the globe. On top all that you get the rewards of seeing the faces of super stoked pupils who you have helped get to their feet. It’s the perfect job for students at college or university or during their gap year.

 

 

Cost

COURSE FEES £300

LOCATION

The Atlantic Surf Lodge is located in the cosy village of Vieux Boucau on the French Atlantic coast. It’s the perfect position to run courses for beginners or to find good spots for free surfers with it’s quality beachbreaks. It is also a great position to explore the less well known spots up north, and is 10 minutes away from the world-famous Surfing Mekka; Seignosse, Hossegor and Capbreton. In the near town center you can find surfshops, cafés, bars, restaurants, local markets, supermarkets, boutiques, cinema, ATM, bank and a post office, as well as a pharmacy. 

PUBLIC AREAS

The meeting point for all is the big court, where we eat, play and study, and where you’ll also find the highly enticing and very addictive ping pong table. If a quiet spot to relax is what you fancy, you may choose our lovely garden to chill in. Furthermore, we have a cosy living room with an open fireplace and yoga-room, TV-lounge, BBQ Area and a sundeck. Wifi and pushbikes are free of charge. 

 

NIGHT LIFE

Vieux Boucau provides a couple of popular clubbing spots. Around the lake you can find cafes, bars and restaurants. You can sip on a cocktail while watching the sun set and prepare for a wild night at the Mojito bar, which is directly on the beach. During you visit, don’t miss Wednesday night‘s BLUEFUNKT Gig. Just outside the village the “discotheque le fun“ will re-open under a new name. 

WHAT ELSE . . .

Tabletennis, Baby-Foot (Foosball), slackline , indo and skateboards are the sportive pastimes in between surf sessions, but there‘re also movie nights, boardgames, books and magazines. A cycle track which connects the whole coast runs right past the Lodge, or you can go for a walk beneath the pine trees. Around the corner there’s a skate park, tennis, basketball, volleyball courts and a golf course; as well as the good old minigolf, and of course the classic French game of boules. In the nearby Wavetours Surfcamp, just behind the dune, you’re always welcome to hang out or share punch nights or take part in flunkyball tournaments, and last but not least, don’t forget to catch sight of the terrific sunsets.

THOSE LITTLE TRIPS . . .

Alongside weather and wave conditions we organise the short-trip to the famous factory outlets. Quiksilver/Roxy, Billabong, Rip Curl are waiting for you….. When the Fete de Bayonne or the World Surf League is around, we are there and there’s a weekly trip going to San Sebastian – The Cultural Capital of 2016.

TEAM

Uli: started surfing some 30 years ago and has traveled the world surfing. He has several teaching qualifications as well as 25 years of judging and contest directing. His experience distills since 8 years in the atlantic surf lodge.

Phil: the late twenty something finished his studies and jumped into surfing, became a level one and two ISA Surfcoach and found his sweetspot with the ASL in 2015.

Ela: provides the Soulyoga weeks, all season round yoga sessions and massages. Being a surfer herself, she knows exactly what you need. The surf-yogi has fallen in love with the surf Lodge (and not just for its yummy food!) 

Location

We are based on Pembrokeshire's coastline in Wales on the westerly tip of the UK. Come & join us on your new career path as an outdoor adventure instructor. Experience Pembrokeshire’s amazing blue flag beaches. Outer Reef Surf Centre was established in 1999 & has been running instructor training courses ever since. Our team of instructors are all fully qualified, who specialise in coaching development worldwide & will run you through all stages of learning how to develop as a multi activity coach. All surf equipment is provided by us. We are The Official Activity Provider for the National Trust & our Centre is licensed by the AALA Adventure Activities Licensing.

FAQ'S

Where is it?

We are based on the stunning Pembrokeshire coastline in Wales, on the westerly tip of the UK.

Are you insured?

Yes we are. We have £10 million public liability insurance and all instructors & surf crew are fully qualified & members of the NGB.

What is not included?

Personal membership costs to National Governing Bodies such as British Canoeing for example. The total cost of these is about £75.

DBS update service membership (£13 annually)

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INTERNATIONAL SURF INSTRUCTOR COURSES

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Our goal is the training of competent surf coaches with the relevant surfing skills and knowledge to be able to independently instruct surfers at beginner to intermediate stage in surf schools as well as assist the head coach / Level 2 Instructor in doing his tasks in surf camps (where special skills are requested).

The course consists of the ISA L1 surf instructor course IN WALES UK plus extra modules developed by AS to cater for the special needs of surf camps. This combination has established our coaching program as the most requested one in surf camps in Europe and worldwide.

LEVEL 1 & 2 SURFING INSTRUCTOR COURSES UK

  • The role of the surfing Coach.
  • Identifying the duty of care regulations that apply to conducting surfing lessons.
  • Risk management & safety.
  • Identifying surfing lesson hazards.
  • EmergencyAction Processes.
  • Lesson plans for surfing courses.
  • surf boards courses, equipment
  • Communication skills for the surf course environment.
  • Instruction Surf course coaching methods.
  • Surf lesson plans.
  • Assessing students performance.
  • Evaluating surf course outcomes.
  • Minimising environmental impacts
  • Abide by student lesson & Surf instructor courses ratios: Surf Course Accredited Instructor.

    ISA SURF AND SUP COACH COURSE AWARDS UK

    You’ll find detailed information below about each of the courses and combined packages we offer as part of our surfing awards. If you have any further queries, or want to book yourself onto our next available course, just drop us a line or send an enquiry through our booking form and we’ll be back in touch as soon as we can!

    ISA LEVEL 1 SURF COACH COURSE UK

    Price: 300 per person
    Duration: 2 days

    This level 1 course is the minimum requirement to become a surf instructor for the ISA approved surf school. The course is open at anyone over the age of 16 with a couple of years’ experience surfing and a genuine desire to teach others.

    The course content covers a wide range of surf education including remaining safe whilst surfing, specific surfing techniques as well as a range of group management and essential coaching techniques for you to use within your new career.

    Throughout this course you will be assessed, in both classroom based and practical sessions, on a variety of criteria including surf venue analysis, group assessment and lesson planning, lesson delivery, practical surfing skills and your own self-assessment.

    By the end of the course, you will be expected to demonstrate that your personal surfing prowess is of an acceptable standard along with an assessment of your soft skills in terms of delivering lessons to your peers within the course. You’ll also be expected to show your competency in coaching novice to intermediate level surfers by logging 20 hours of practical tuition with a recognised ISA and Surfing England surf school such as ourselves. As part of this course, you will also be given your Surfing England membership, which is a formal requirement needed to work in surf schools here in the UK.

    ISA LEVEL 2 SURF COACH COURSE 

    Price: £350 per person
    Duration: 3 days

    The level 2 surf instructor course is aimed at individuals over the age of 18, who have already completed and held for at least two years, their  ISA Level 1 Surf Coach Award.

    The award is aimed at Surf coaches who are currently working with novice to intermediate surfers who wish to develop their skills in order to coach more advanced classes. It’s widely recognised as the most desirable qualification by ISA regulated surf schools in the UK for appointing lead coaches. You’ll be able to work with junior squads, advanced and competitive surfers as well as being the minimum award required if you wish to start your own surf school in the UK. Although the exact schedule of this award may vary, the primary course content includes:

    • Performance analysis through video
    • Learning the benefits and execution of performance analysis
    • Principles of fitness, diet and nutrition
    • Skill drills for surfers
    • Group workshops
    • Surf programme planning
    • Practical coaching sessions
    • Fault recognition and correction
    • Practical surf sessions and evaluations
    • Healthy, Safety and the law
    • Method and risk assessments
    • Safe and effective coaching
    • Presentations

    On completing this qualification, your award will be valid for a year from your award date from Era Adventures, at which point you’ll have to start paying your annual registration fee to the international surf association, or until the relevant lifesaving qualification expires (whichever is earlier).

    ILS SURF LIFEGUARD & ISA SURF COACH LEVEL 1

    £465 per person (level 1)

    Perfect for those who have yet to undertake the prerequisite of their beach lifeguard award from the SLSGB, this combined package allows you to undertake both qualifications so as you can get your career. You can find out more & to book click here

    What Job opportunities are there after passing your Beach Lifeguard qualification?

    Both International Beach Lifeguard Qualifications we offer not only give you the ticket you need to become an RNLI Beach lifeguard or validate the ISA Surf coach awards they also enable you to work in a wide range of water-based activities such Coasteering and Sit-on-top Kayaking and are the fundamental award to have for most Ocean based activity centres.

    BEACH LIFEGUARD RENEWAL & ISA SURF COACH LEVEL 2

    £495 per person (level 2)

    Perfect for those who have already been coaching for at least a couple of years. You may need to refresh your beach lifeguard qualification and can take the opportunity to enhance your surf coaching skills to the next level. You will want to be coaching more advanced level of surf lessons and aspiring to be a senior or head coach or surf school manager. It is easy to just think about refreshing your beach lifeguard qualification but this could be the ideal time and opportunity to progress your qualifications to the next level and stepping further along in your surf coaching and activities career. 

    ISA FLAT WATER STAND UP PADDLE BOARD SUP INSTRUCTOR COURSE

    Price: £300 per person
    Duration: 2 days

    This course is aimed at people wishing to get qualified in instructing stand up paddle boarding (SUP) on flat water. You may be an already existing surf instructor wishing to broaden your horizons or an SUP enthusiast with a passion to pass on the skills required to start others on the SUP journey. 

    Candidates will have some SUP experience able to use the boards in flat water scenarios and possess relevant water safety certification in order to conduct safe lessons and provide lifesaving support.

    Candidates will be required to attend the 2 day course and put through a professional course aimed at teaching instructors to deliver safety, technique, risk assessments, venue safety, equipment checks and fun well structured lessons leading to strong customer service and positive customer experiences.

    After completing the 2 day course you will be required to complete 10 volunteer teaching hours to gain experience with qualified coaches before conducting a final lesson by yourself to be assessed by a senior coach. Upon completion of your final assessment you will be put into the ISA database and awarded you internationally recognised ISA certification and be ready to begin a new chapter as a qualified SUP instructor.

    Your award will be valid for 1 year from completion of the course, after which you will need to pay your annual registration to the ISA to keep your award valid and up to date.

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